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Dynamo joy as Aliyev downs Porto

Published: Wednesday 22 October 2008, 0.40CET
FC Porto 0-1 FC Dynamo Kyiv
Olexandr Aliyev's long-range free-kick midway through the first half sealed a first away win since 2004 for Dynamo, now up to second in Group G.
by Andy Brassell
from Estádio do Dragão
Dynamo joy as Aliyev downs Porto
Cristián Rodríguez tackles Tiberiu Ghioane ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PortoDynamo Kyiv

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners7
 
4
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
23
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 22 October 2008, 0.40CET

Dynamo joy as Aliyev downs Porto

FC Porto 0-1 FC Dynamo Kyiv
Olexandr Aliyev's long-range free-kick midway through the first half sealed a first away win since 2004 for Dynamo, now up to second in Group G.

FC Dynamo Kyiv continued their vast improvement in the UEFA Champions League as a fabulous first-half strike from Olexandr Aliyev condemned FC Porto to only their second home defeat in 22 matches in the competition.

Welcome win
The Ukrainian side had not collected three points on their travels since Matchday 1 of the 2004/05 campaign yet Aliyev's swerving 27th-minute free-kick proved enough for victory against a Porto side who failed to make the most of their second-half possession. The win takes Dynamo second in Group G with five points, continues their unbeaten start and leaves Yuri Semin's unbeaten side well placed to reach the last 16 while Porto have now lost their last two matches and must take something from their trip to Kiev on Matchday 4 to maintain realistic hopes of progressing.

Lively start
Despite losing seven of their last nine away fixtures in the competition Dynamo are much improved under Semin, and Porto struggled to impose their usual rhythm. Indeed, it was the visitors who had the first sight of goal, but Rolando's tackle put a stop to Ismaël Bangoura's swift break down the right. While Dynamo's solid defence and midfield frustrated the Portuguese champions, Bangoura continued to give the home back line plenty to think about, working the channels expertly with his pace and trickery. Porto, however, persisted with their neat passing approach and nearly gained reward when Lucho's close-range effort was deflected against the post by Stanislav Bogush after excellent work down the left by the tireless Lisandro.

Spectacular strike
Lino's set-pieces also looked potentially promising for the home side, but it was Dynamo who made a free-kick count in spectacular style, Aliyev thumping a 30-metre shot into the net with Nuno wrong-footed. Porto responded immediately and might have pulled level moments later when another surge from Lisandro ended in the striker fizzing a shot fractionally past the far post with Bogush beaten. Cristián Rodríguez was next to worry the goalkeeper, cutting in from the right and beating two Dynamo defenders before sending a powerful shot just past the post.

Porto reaction
Home coach Jesualdo Ferreira nevertheless opted to change things at half-time, sending on an extra striker in the shape of Hulk. The adventurous approach nearly paid off instantly, Cristian Săpunaru heading a Lino free-kick wide, yet Dynamo remained determined and resolute and only Lino's last-ditch sliding tackle prevented Badr El Kaddouri making it 2-0 on the hour after a defensive mix-up. With the home fans getting restless Tarik Sektioui came on and immediately set up Hulk with a clever flick only for the Brazilian to drag his shot wide. Hulk then tried his luck from outside the area but just missed the target.

Hulk miss
As Porto struggled to find a way through a disciplined Dynamo rearguard, the visitors passed up a great chance to clinch the points when the excellent Miloš Ninković fired over when well placed. Hulk almost made them pay late on but failed to direct his close-range header on target and with that went Porto's last chance.

Last updated: 22/10/08 2.45CET

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Lineups

porto

Porto

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

33
NunoNuno (GK)
31
BogushStanislav Bogush (GK)
2
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
3
BetãoBetão
8
Lucho GonzálezLucho González (C)
4
GhioaneTiberiu Ghioane
Substitution60
9
LisandroLisandro
5
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
10
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
Substitution62
8
AliyevOlexandr Aliyev
Goal27
11
Mariano GonzálezMariano González
Substitution68
10
BangouraIsmaël Bangoura
Substitution46
14
RolandoRolando
Yellow Card65
15
DiakhatéPape Diakhaté
15
LinoLino
17
MikhalikTaras Mikhalik
16
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
26
NesmachniyAndriy Nesmachniy (C)
Yellow Card33
21
SăpunaruCristian Săpunaru
30
El KaddouriBadr El Kaddouri
25
FernandoFernando
Substitution46
36
NinkovićMiloš Ninković
Substitution83

Substitutes

24
VenturaVentura (GK)
1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK)
3
Pedro EmanuelPedro Emanuel
11
R. EremenkoRoman Eremenko
Substitution60
6
GuarínFredy Guarín
16
ShatskikhMaksim Shatskikh
12
HulkHulk
Substitution46
23
RomanchukOleksandr Romanchuk
17
SektiouiTarik Sektioui
Substitution62
25
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
Substitution46
19
FaríasErnesto Farías
32
AsatianiMalkhaz Asatiani
Substitution83
20
Tomás CostaTomás Costa
Substitution68
49
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya

Coach

Jesualdo Ferreira (POR) Yuri Semin (RUS)

Referee

Terje Hauge (NOR)

Assistant referees

Jan Petter Randen (NOR), Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)

Fourth official

Kjetil Saelen (NOR)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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