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Fluent Shakhtar ease to Dinamo win

Published: Wednesday 13 August 2008, 22.45CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 NK Dinamo Zagreb
The hosts took a tentative step towards the group stage thanks to goals from Darijo Srna and Jadson.
by Igor Linnyk

Match statistics

Shakhtar DonetskDinamo Zagreb

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 August 2008, 22.45CET

Fluent Shakhtar ease to Dinamo win

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 NK Dinamo Zagreb
The hosts took a tentative step towards the group stage thanks to goals from Darijo Srna and Jadson.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk have the better of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against NK Dinamo Zagreb thanks to first-half goals from Darijo Srna and Jadson.

Group stage run
Shakhtar have come through this round three times in four years, whereas Dinamo have fallen to Arsenal FC and Werder Bremen in the last two seasons and are hoping to make amends. But having conceded twice before half-time they had to defend deeply to ensure they did not have to overturn an even bigger deficit in the Croatian capital in a fortnight.

Srna strike
The home side were on top from the start and after three minutes Dinamo defender Mirko Hrgović brought down Srna outside the box and the midfielder converted the free-kick with aplomb. There was a blow for Shakhtar when left-back Răzvan Raţ went down injured five minutes later, forcing an early appearance for Mykola Ischenko. But the central defender thrived in his makeshift wide role, putting in a fine cross which Olexandr Gladkiy was unfortunate not to turn in.

Advantage doubled
Dinamo replaced Igor Bišcan with Dejan Lovren to shore up their own back line just before the half-hour, but within two minutes they were 2-0 down. Brandão ran down the left and his low cross was only half-cleared to Jadson, who produced a powerful finish. Another of Shakhtar's Brazilians, midfielder Willian, then sent a shot just past the post as the Ukrainian champions aimed to put the tie beyond their visitors.

Dinamo hold out
Josip Tadić had Dinamo's best chance of an away goal in the 57th minute but fired wide and Shakhtar maintained their control, striving to increase their advantage after the introduction of Marcelo Moreno Martins. Dinamo goalkeeper Ivan Kelava parried a strike from the Bolivian from a tight angle, and also made a fine save after a Brandão header. Marcelo, Srna and Jadson all had further chances but Shakhtar can still be happy with their night's work.

Last updated: 13/08/08 23.24CET

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Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
12
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
Goal3
4
M. HrgovićMirko Hrgović
Yellow Card2
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
7
EttoEtto
Yellow Card60
Substitution64
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
10
SammirSammir
Substitution71
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
Substitution8
11
TadićJosip Tadić
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
14
MikićMihael Mikić
Yellow Card47
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
16
BadeljMilan Badelj
8
JádsonJádson
Yellow Card25
Goal31
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
22
WillianWillian
Substitution54
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak
25
BrandãoBrandão
22
BišćanIgor Bišćan (C)
Substitution29
21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
Yellow Card61
Substitution68
26
DrpićDino Drpić

Substitutes

12
KhudzhamovRustam Khudzhamov
30
JozićMario Jozić
55
YezerskiyVolodymyr Yezerskiy
6
LovrenDejan Lovren
Substitution29
32
IshchenkoMykola Ishchenko
Substitution8
9
BalabanBoško Balaban
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
13
ChagoMathias Chago
4
DuljajIgor Duljaj
Substitution54
15
CarlosCarlos
99
Marcelo MorenoMarcelo Moreno
Substitution68
19
GuelaFranck Guela
Substitution64
17
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
77
MoralesPedro Morales
Substitution71

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Branko Ivankovic (CRO)

Referee

Florian Meyer (GER)

Assistant referees

Carsten Kadach (GER), Thomas Frank (GER)

Fourth official

Michael Kempter (GER)

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