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Match facts: Dynamo Kyiv v PSG

Published: Sunday 18 November 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Dynamo Kyiv v PSG
PSG's Maxwell vies with Denys Garmash of Dynamo Kyiv ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 18 November 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Dynamo Kyiv v PSG

Dynamo Kyiv

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Dynamo's 2-0 win against GNK Dinamo Zagreb on matchday two came on Oleh Blokhin's coaching debut in the European Cup. He was appointed Dynamo boss following the dismissal of Yuri Semin on 24 September.

• Dynamo have won just one of their last 16 away games in the UEFA Champions League group stage – at FC Porto in October 2008. They have lost 11 and drawn four.

• Dynamo have conceded 147 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

• Taye Taiwo, Yevhen Khacheridi and Miguel Veloso have played every minute of Dynamo's group stage campaign.

• Denys Garmash and Ognjen Vukojević will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

International duty
• Four Dynamo players were on senior duty during the international break: Khacheridi, Garmash, Taras Mikhalik (Ukraine) and Ideye Brown (Nigeria).

• Brown's first international goal helped Nigeria to a 3-1 victory against Venezuela on 14 November.

• Olexandr Shovkovskiy announced his international retirement on 4 September; he won 92 caps for Ukraine following his debut in November 1994.

• The White-Blues had not conceded a goal in 443 minutes before Velizar Dimitrov's second-half effort on Saturday consigned them to a 1-0 defeat by FC Metalurh Donetsk.

• Dynamo beat SC Tavriya Simferopol 2-0 on 3 November to end a run of four matches without a win in all competitions, their worst sequence since August 2010.

• Blokhin was admitted to hospital suffering from hypertension two days after matchday two. The 59-year-old was discharged following surgery, but advised to rest and not attend away games until the end of the year.

• Semin and his backroom team were sacked following a 4-1 Ukrainian Cup loss to FC Shakhtar Donetsk on 23 September – the capital side's heaviest domestic defeat since Ukrainian independence.


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• PSG's victory in Zagreb on matchday three was their first away win in the UEFA Champions League in 11 attempts, since a 1-0 success at IFK Göteborg in November 1997.

• The French club have scored ten goals, the joint highest total in the group stage alongside FC Bayern München, Chelsea FC, Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF.

• PSG have conceded 47 UEFA Champions League goals, group stage to final.

• Zlatan Ibrahimović has set up four goals in this season's group stage – all on matchday four – more than any other player.

• Ibrahimović is the first player to score for six different clubs in the UEFA Champions League: AFC Ajax, Juventus, FC Internazionale Milano, FC Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG.

• Salvatore Sirigu, Maxwell and Blaise Matuidi have played all 360 minutes of PSG's group stage campaign so far.

International duty
• PSG had nine players on senior duty during the international break: Matuidi, Jérémy Ménez, Mamadou Sakho (France), Marco Verratti, Sirigu (Italy), Ibrahimović (Sweden), Diego Lugano (Uruguay), Thiago Silva (Brazil) and Siaka Tiené (Ivory Coast).

• Ibrahimović scored all four goals as Sweden won 4-2 against England on 14 November in a friendly held at new national stadium the Friends Arena.

• PSG lost 2-1 at home to Stade Rennais FC on Saturday, despite the visitors playing the last 38 minutes with nine men after Jean Makoun followed goalkeeper Benoît Costil (26 minutes) down the tunnel.

• Ibrahimović was suspended on Saturday. PSG have not lost in the league when he has played 90 minute (W6 D3); when he has not completed a game or been absent, their record is W0 D2 L2.

• Jérémy Ménez picked up a thigh injury against Rennes.

• Nenê scored for PSG on his first appearance since breaking his cheekbone on 20 October.

• It was PSG's second successive 2-1 loss in Ligue 1 at Parc des Princes; the first, against AS Saint-Étienne on 3 November, was their first home league defeat since Carlo Ancelotti's appointment at the end of 2011.

• PSG will visit St-Etienne in the French League Cup quarter-finals on 27 November.

• Ibrahimović is in the running for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award, the winner of which will be announced on 7 January.

• Work started this month on refurbishing the Parc des Princes ahead of UEFA EURO 2016.

• Ibrahimović scored after 27 seconds in the 2-1 win at LOSC Lille on 2 September, PSG's quickest-ever league goal.

Last updated: 19/11/12 13.52CET

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