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Sporting bow out with a win

Published: Thursday 13 December 2007, 0.20CET
Sporting Clube de Portugal 3-0 FC Dynamo Kyiv The home side finished their campaign in style as the Ukrainian visitors ended Group F without a point.
by Andy Brassell
from Estádio José Alvalade
Sporting bow out with a win
Anderson Polga rejoices after putting Sporting in front ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SportingDynamo Kyiv

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
2
Attempts off target9
 
8
Corners5
 
5
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed12
 
15
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:22 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

4 December 2007

D Milan
1-0
Celtic
D Shakhtar
1-2
Benfica

11 December 2007

A Marseille
0-4
Liverpool
A Porto
2-0
Beşiktaş
B Chelsea
0-0
Valencia
B Schalke
3-1
Rosenborg
C Real Madrid
3-1
Lazio
C Olympiacos
3-0
Werder

12 December 2007

E Rangers
0-3
Lyon
E Barcelona
3-1
Stuttgart
F Roma
1-1
Man. United
F Sporting
3-0
Dynamo
G PSV
0-1
Internazionale
G Fenerbahçe
3-1
CSKA Moskva
H Arsenal
2-1
Steaua
H Slavia Praha
0-3
Sevilla
 
Published: Thursday 13 December 2007, 0.20CET

Sporting bow out with a win

Sporting Clube de Portugal 3-0 FC Dynamo Kyiv The home side finished their campaign in style as the Ukrainian visitors ended Group F without a point.

Sporting Clube de Portugal will go into the UEFA Cup in good spirits after ending their Group F campaign with their first home win of this season's UEFA Champions League against a spirited FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Sporting success
Goals from Anderson Polga, captain João Moutinho and Liedson meant the Lisbon club matched their highest points tally in the competition and inflicted a a sixth successive defeat on the Ukrainian visitors, already guaranteed to finish bottom of the section. Dynamo therefore become only the eighth club to finish the a group stage of the UEFA Champions League without a single point.

Dynamic Dynamo
Dynamo had started determined to avoid that unwanted honour and give their small but noisy band of followers something to reward their faith. In the second minute Oleh Gusev raced on to a through-ball and his shot was pushed around the post by Rui Patrício. That proved misleading, however, as the home side swiftly gained the upper hand with 18-year-old debutant Adrien Silva looking particularly composed in midfield.

Sporting chances
Ten minutes in Abel's cross was nodded down by Liedson to give Milan Purović a clear chance he poked just wide and Sporting came even closer midway through the first half as Abel unleashed a speculative 30-metre shot that clipped the top of the crossbar. The visitors carved out an excellent opening of their own three minutes past the half-hour, Ismaël Bangoura turning smartly before forcing an excellent low save from Rui Patrício, and the breakthrough did finally arrive two minutes later – at the other end.

Polga composure
Liedson touched the ball beyond Andriy Nesmachniy on the edge of the Dynamo penalty area and was promptly felled, giving Polga – who had scored his first goal for Sporting in Kiev on Matchday 2 – the chance to slot past Taras Lutsenko from the penalty spot. The lead might have been further increased before half-time, Maksim Shatskikh blocking another Purović effort and the goalkeeper touching over a thunderous long-range shot from Izmailov as Dynamo battled to stay in the game.

Sucker punch
A slow start to the second half helped the visitors compose themselves and begin to push forward, Goran Gavrančić and Shatskikh combining neatly to find Serhiy Rebrov in space, but the veteran pulled his shot well wide. Dynamo substitute Kravets Artem's low cross was then deflected against the post by Polga, who had scored an own goal in Sporting's last UEFA Champions League home game against Roma and, perhaps inevitably, the home side produced a sucker punch. Izmailov broke down the left on to Adrien Silva's incisive pass and cut back for João Moutinho to side-foot into the far corner.

Liedson third
Dynamo, trying to impress new coach Yuri Semin, who will succeed Oleh Luzhny after the game, battled on but Sporting had another great chance when Purović met a Miguel Veloso cross with a header that was cleared off the line. Liedson finally wrapped things up in the 89th minute, touching his fourth UEFA Champions League goal of the season over Lutsenko from substitute Vukčević's pass, sustaining an injury as he collided with the goalkeeper – but it could not spoil Sporting's night.

Last updated: 12/12/07 22.48CET

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Lineups

sporting

Sporting

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
23
LutsenkoTaras Lutsenko (GK)
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
Goal35
4
GhioaneTiberiu Ghioane
6
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
5
RebrovSerhiy Rebrov (C)
Substitution80
7
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
10
BangouraIsmaël Bangoura
Substitution57
8
RonnyRonny
Substitution61
16
ShatskikhMaksim Shatskikh
9
PurovićMilan Purović
Substitution86
20
GusevOleh Gusev
13
TonelTonel
26
NesmachniyAndriy Nesmachniy
21
FarnerudPontus Farnerud
Substitution68
32
GavrančićGoran Gavrančić
28
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho (C)
Goal67
36
NinkovićMiloš Ninković
31
LiedsonLiedson
Goal88
81
MarkovićMarjan Marković
78
AbelAbel
98
DopilkaOleh Dopilka

Substitutes

34
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
55
RybkaOlexandr Rybka (GK)
10
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
Substitution68
2
FedorovSerhiy Fedorov
24
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
Substitution61
8
BelkevichValentin Belkevich
Substitution80
25
PereirinhaBruno Pereirinha
14
RotanRuslan Rotan
26
GladstoneGladstone
19
KravetsArtem Kravets
Substitution57
30
RomagnoliLeandro Romagnoli
25
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
58
Luis PáezLuis Páez
Substitution86
27
VaschukVladyslav Vaschuk

Coach

Paulo Bento (POR) Oleh Luzhny (UKR)

Referee

Stuart Dougal (SCO)

Assistant referees

Francis Andrews (SCO), James Bee (SCO)

Fourth official

William Collum (SCO)

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