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Dnipro go from strength to strength against AIK

Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 20.50CET
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 4-0 AIK
Two goals for Roman Zozulya and one apiece for Nikola Kalinić and Serhiy Kravchenko secured Dnipro a six-point cushion at the top of Group F.
Dnipro go from strength to strength against AIK
Dnipro were comfortable victors against AIK ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 20.50CET

Dnipro go from strength to strength against AIK

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 4-0 AIK
Two goals for Roman Zozulya and one apiece for Nikola Kalinić and Serhiy Kravchenko secured Dnipro a six-point cushion at the top of Group F.

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk head for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with five wins under their belt in Group F following a 4-0 victory against AIK.

Forced to come from behind twice to defeat the Swedish outfit on matchday two, Dnipro's mastery was far more evident this time around against an AIK team who finished bottom of the section. Nikola Kalinić's penalty set Juande Ramos's charges on their way and Roman Zozulya scored either side of the interval to wrap up the victory. Serhiy Kravchenko's late strike was the icing on the cake.

Not in domestic action again until March, Dnipro appeared intent to head for the sun on a high. Zozulya shone brightest from the off, earning the spot kick which Kalinić squeezed under Ivan Turina to put Dnipro in front on 20 minutes. Yevhen Konoplyanka assumed the role of creative spark before the interval, shimmying himself into space down the left before squaring for Zozulya to side-foot past Turina.

A wayward Mohamed Bangura effort aside, AIK had barely caught sight of their hosts' goal by the time Dnipro were three up. Giuliano, narrowly off target himself moments earlier, played in Zozulya, who took a touch before finishing with aplomb from the right channel.

Though Daniel Gustavsson came off the bench and chanced his arm for AIK, the game had long since been up for the visitors. Kravchenko's volley four minutes from time was simply the final nail in the coffin.

Last updated: 08/12/12 0.07CET

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