The official website for European football

Dinamo get off to flying start

Published: Tuesday 13 July 2010, 22.00CET
NK Dinamo Zagreb 5-1 FC Koper
The Croatian champions have one foot in the third qualifying round after coming from behind to open their campaign with an emphatic victory.
by Elvir Islamovic
from The Maksimir Stadium
Dinamo get off to flying start
Mario Mandžukić found the net twice in Dinamo's home win ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Dinamo ZagrebKoper

Goals scored5
 
1
Attempts on target10
 
5
Attempts off target11
 
3
Corners6
 
2
Offsides4
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
16
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 13 July 2010, 22.00CET

Dinamo get off to flying start

NK Dinamo Zagreb 5-1 FC Koper
The Croatian champions have one foot in the third qualifying round after coming from behind to open their campaign with an emphatic victory.

NK Dinamo Zagreb eased to a 5-1 home win against FC Koper in the first instalment of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie.

Dinamo fell behind to Davor Bubanja's 11th-minute goal but the Croatian champions were ahead 38 minutes in, Mario Mandžukić restoring parity just after the half-hour and Miroslav Slepička putting them in front seven minutes later. Mandžukić doubled his personal tally on 63 minutes before Sammir (77) and Etto (80) both got in on the act to all but end Koper's chances of progressing.

The outlook appeared far brighter for the Slovenian titleholders early on, Bubanja exchanging passes with Mitja Brulc and finishing low into the corner to give the visitors the lead. Mandžukić, though, levelled the scores, drifting past two Koper defenders and slipping the ball past Ermin Hasič.

Velimir Zajec's side kept their foot on the pedal and soon went in front, Mandžukić heading into the path of Slepička, who finished consummately. It was one-way traffic from then on though the hosts were forced to wait for a third, Mandžukić pouncing on Sammir's mis-hit shot 27 minutes from time.

Sammir had one for himself with 13 minutes left, the Brazilian latching onto substitute Ilija Sivonjić's pass and making no mistake. The icing on the cake came three minutes later when Slepička turned provider with a delightful back-heel which released Etto, who struck into the bottom left-hand corner.

Last updated: 06/12/12 9.06CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2011/matches/round=2000115/match=2002421/postmatch/report/index.html#dinamo+five+past+koper

Lineups

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

koper

Koper

1
ButinaTomislav Butina (GK)
1
HasičErmin Hasič (GK)
3
IbáñezLuis Ibáñez
Substitution85
5
PolovanecKristijan Polovanec
4
MesarićLeonard Mesarić
Yellow Card59
6
HandanagićEnes Handanagić
7
EttoEtto
Goal81
8
N. KovačevičNebojša Kovačevič
10
SammirSammir
Goal77
Yellow Card77
11
PavlinMiran Pavlin (C)
Substitution85
15
ChagoMathias Chago
20
KaričAmir Karič
Yellow Card28
16
BadeljMilan Badelj
Substitution76
21
SesarIvan Sesar
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
Goal31
Goal63
Yellow Card64
22
MarčetaDanijel Marčeta
Yellow Card52
20
SlepičkaMiroslav Slepička
Goal38
24
Andraž StrunaAndraž Struna
Substitution56
22
BišćanIgor Bišćan (C)
25
BrulcMitja Brulc
Substitution78
77
MoralesPedro Morales
Substitution60
32
BubanjaDavor Bubanja
Goal11

Substitutes

12
LončarićFilip Lončarić (GK)
30
SuhonjičAdmir Suhonjič (GK)
5
CalelloAdrián Calello
Substitution76
3
MaričMilidrag Marič
8
TomićAnte Tomić
7
GuberacIvica Guberac
Substitution85
13
ŠimićDario Šimić
17
Aljaž StrunaAljaž Struna
Substitution56
19
BarbarićTomislav Barbarić
Substitution85
23
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
23
DodôDodô
27
HadžičDamir Hadžič
24
SivonjićIlija Sivonjić
Substitution60
Yellow Card74
29
JeleničEnej Jelenič
Substitution78

Coach

Velimir Zajec (CRO) Nedžad Okcic (SVN)

Referee

Thorsten Kinhöfer (GER)

Assistant referees

Detlef Scheppe (GER), Christian Fischer (GER)

Fourth official

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.