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Aberdeen boss Calderwood upbeat after Lokomotiv Moscow draw

Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood is upbeat about their UEFA Cup chances after last night's 1-1 draw with Lokomotiv Moscow.

Zander Diamond headed the Dons ahead in the 27th minute, but Branislav Ivanovic levelled with the last action of the half when he headed home from a corner.

Aberdeen at least secured their first point of the group stages, after losing 3-0 to Panathinaikos in Athens in their opening game.

With the Greeks winning 1-0 at FC Copenhagen, Calderwood believes the Dons could still go through - even if they lose their next game at Atletico Madrid.

Madrid drew with Lokomotiv two weeks ago, which leaves the group tight at the bottom - and Calderwood believes they could go through with victory in their final group against the Danes at Pittodrie.

"Lokomotiv are a very, very good team who have millions to spend - so we are very happy with a draw against them," said the Dons manager.

"With Copenhagen losing, four points could yet be enough."

Meanwhile, Diamond was delighted to get his first European goal - rising to power home a header from Barry Nicholson's corner.

"It means a lot," said the 22-year-old defender.

"It meant a lot to play my first game in Europe against Dnipro - but to get a goal was a proud moment for me.

"I just remember the ball coming in; I rose and headed the ball in the net. I couldn't believe it at first - it was brilliant to get a goal."

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