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Dinamo strike early to stun Celtic

Published: Wednesday 29 July 2009, 22.30CET
Celtic FC 0-1 FC Dinamo Moskva
Alexander Kokorin's seventh-minute goal in Glasgow took Dinamo a step closer to their first ever UEFA Champions League campaign.
Dinamo strike early to stun Celtic
Dinamo's Leandro Fernández holds off Celtic striker Marc-Antoine Fortuné ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CelticDinamo Moskva

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target6
 
8
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
1
Offsides3
 
5
Fouls committed11
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 29 July 2009, 22.30CET

Dinamo strike early to stun Celtic

Celtic FC 0-1 FC Dinamo Moskva
Alexander Kokorin's seventh-minute goal in Glasgow took Dinamo a step closer to their first ever UEFA Champions League campaign.

FC Dinamo Moskva took a major step towards a first appearance in the UEFA Champions League by beating Celtic FC 1-0 in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie in Glasgow.

Early goal
Celtic could find no answer to Alexander Kokorin's seventh-minute strike, Dinamo's No99 turning the ball past Artur Boruc from Aleksandr Kerzhakov's cross from the left. It marked the worst possible start for the Scottish side, playing their first competitive match under new manager Tony Mowbray. Dinamo – understandably sharper after 15 games of the Russian Premier-Liga season – threatened again after 14 minutes when Kirill Kombarov volleyed wide from twin brother Dmitry's cross.

Chances spurned
There were further chances at both ends before the break, not least for Celtic striker Marc-Antoine Fortuné, making his debut for the Glasgow club. The Frenchman had several opportunities, notably when he failed to turn in a Shaun Maloney ball at the far post with the goal beckoning.
Celtic almost drew level within moments of the restart when Scott McDonald headed a Maloney cross past the goalkeeper only for Denis Kolodin to clear off the line.

Mountain to climb
Mowbray's men continued to push, but to no avail and the fact they have not won a single away game in Europe since August 2003 – a 4-0 success at MTK Budapest at this same stage of the competition – leaves them with a mountain-sized task in Moscow next Wednesday. Celtic have not missed out on the group stage since 2005/06 but Andrei Kobelev's Dinamo must now fancy their chances of advancing to the play-off round, particularly after substitute Georgios Samaras headed straight into the arms of goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov from close range with four minutes to play.

Last updated: 30/07/09 14.56CET

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Lineups

celtic

Celtic

dinamo moskva

Dinamo Moskva

1
BorucArtur Boruc (GK)
30
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
2
HinkelAndreas Hinkel
Yellow Card67
4
KowalczykMarcin Kowalczyk
3
NaylorLee Naylor
6
FernandezLeandro Fernandez
5
G. CaldwellGary Caldwell (C)
7
K. KombarovKirill Kombarov
6
N'GuémoLandry N'Guémo
9
D. KombarovDmitri Kombarov
7
McDonaldScott McDonald
Substitution61
10
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
10
FortunéMarc-Antoine Fortuné
Substitution60
13
GranatVladimir Granat
13
MaloneyShaun Maloney
23
WilkshireLuke Wilkshire
Yellow Card72
18
DonatiMassimo Donati
Substitution67
25
KolodinDenis Kolodin (C)
22
LoovensGlenn Loovens
91
SvezhovViktor Svezhov
Yellow Card90
46
McGeadyAiden McGeady
99
KokorinAleksandr Kokorin
Goal7
Substitution74

Substitutes

24
ZałuskaŁukasz Załuska (GK)
1
ShuninAnton Shunin (GK)
9
SamarasGiorgios Samaras
Substitution60
5
TanasijevicJovan Tanasijevic
11
FoxDaniel Fox
Substitution67
11
SmolovFedor Smolov
Substitution74
16
FloodWillo Flood
15
DimidkoAleksandr Dimidko
17
CrosasMarc Crosas
20
RopotanAdrian Ropotan
33
KillenChris Killen
Substitution61
Yellow Card87
71
DenisovAleksandr Denisov
48
O'DeaDarren O'Dea

Coach

Tony Mowbray (ENG) Andrei Kobelev (RUS)

Referee

Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Assistant referees

Nicola Nicoletti (ITA), Alessandro Petrella (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea Romeo (ITA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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