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Goal.com World Player of the Week #61: Dmitri Sychev
Club: Lokomotiv Moscow
Castrol Ranking: n/a
Achievement: A timely return to form against Alania
Once the anointed Golden Boy of Russian football, Dmitri Sychev has come under heavy criticism this season for his poor form and lack of goals.
Last week, his side Lokomotiv Moscow became victims of one of the shocks of the round in the Russian Cup.
Modest FK Gornyak Uchaly of the 2. Division downed Yuri Semin's side by a single goal to nil.
This past weekend, in the 13th round of the RPL, it was imperative that the Railroaders returned to form.
At home to strugglers Alania Vladikavkaz, Loko did not disappoint.
On an outstanding day for Sychev, he contributed two goals after previously scoring only one all season long. In truth, the former Olympique Marseille player could have had at least four.
Lokomotiv ran out 3-0 winners, a hugely inspiring result for Sychev and his coach, Yuri Semin.
Goals from Lokomotiv Moscow 3 - Alania Vladikavkaz 0, including Dmitri Sychev's double.
Congratulations to Dmitri, Goal.com's 61st World Player of the Week!
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