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Porto persevere to down dogged Dynamo

Published: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 22.53CET
FC Porto 3-2 FC Dynamo Kyiv
The resilient visitors twice came from behind but ultimately had no answer for Jackson Martinez's goal 12 minutes from time in an entertaining game.
by Andy Brassell
from Estádio do Dragão

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Match statistics

PortoDynamo Kyiv

Goals scored3
 
2
on target5
 
5
off target1
 
1
Corners0
6
Offsides5
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)56
 
44

Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 08:33 CET

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Published: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 22.53CET

Porto persevere to down dogged Dynamo

FC Porto 3-2 FC Dynamo Kyiv
The resilient visitors twice came from behind but ultimately had no answer for Jackson Martinez's goal 12 minutes from time in an entertaining game.

FC Porto maintained their 100% start to Group A as they shaded a five-goal thriller against FC Dynamo Kyiv to move to the brink of the UEFA Champions League knockout stage.

In a game of spectacular goals, Silvestre Varela and Jackson Martinez twice gave Porto the lead, with Dynamo levelling through Oleh Gusev and Ideye Brown, before Martinez's second of the night settled matters. A point when these sides meet again in Ukraine in a fortnight will seal progress for the Portuguese title holders with two matches to spare.

The visitors, overseen by Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko because of Oleh Blokhin's ill health, began brightly and forced an early scare. Miguel Veloso, returning to his homeland, provided it as he delivered a wicked inswinging corner that was heading in until the alert Helton intervened, tipping over.

Two minutes later Porto were in front, however, with a goal of real quality. Lucho González, who had scored the winner when these teams last met three years ago, slipped away from Yevhen Khacheridi and played the ball into space on the edge of the area. Varela controlled before mowing an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net.

Back came Dynamo, with Helton touching Veloso's right-footed effort around the post before the midfielder's set-piece delivery did more damage as Gusev nodded in following a corner.

Vítor Pereira's side battled hard to regain the advantage, yet a well-organised Dynamo kept the hosts at arm's length until a moment of magic from James Rodríguez on 36 minutes. The winger split open the defence with a lovely dinked pass and fellow Colombian Martinez held off Khacheridi before driving low into the bottom corner.

Mykhaylychenko's men started the second period determined to find a route back into the contest yet were soon living on their nerves again when Martinez fizzed a volley over following Danilo's cross.

Helton had to be at his best in the 71st minute to deny Ideye when Porto failed to clear a corner but when the equaliser arrived a minute later, it was of the highest order. Andriy Yarmolenko picked out Ideye with a lateral pass and the Nigerian controlled with his chest before firing high into the net.

Still Porto would not be denied, and again Lucho made a captain's contribution, sending in a perfect cross from the right for Martinez to sweep in the decisive blow.

Last updated: 27/11/12 15.11CET

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Lineups

porto

Porto

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

1
HeltonHelton (GK)
1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK) (C)
2
DaniloDanilo
3
BetãoBetão
Yellow Card90+3
3
Lucho GonzálezLucho González (C)
4
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
Yellow Card90+4
4
MaiconMaicon
Yellow Card90+4
5
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
Substitution84
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
Substitution75
9
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
9
MartínezJackson Martínez
Goal36
Goal78
11
IdeyeIdeye Brown
Goal72
10
James RodríguezJames Rodríguez
Substitution90+2
17
MikhalikTaras Mikhalik
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Goal15
Substitution64
19
GarmashDenys Garmash
Yellow Card81
22
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
20
GusevOleh Gusev
Goal21
25
FernandoFernando
33
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
30
OtamendiNicolás Otamendi
34
KhacheridiYevhen Khacheridi

Substitutes

24
FabianoFabiano (GK)
35
KovalMaxym Koval (GK)
6
André CastroAndré Castro
13
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
11
KléberKléber
15
Marco RubenMarco Ruben
13
Miguel LopesMiguel Lopes
Substitution90+2
21
KranjčarNiko Kranjčar
Substitution84
23
BaAbdoulaye Ba
23
BogdanovAndriy Bogdanov
27
AtsuChristian Atsu
Substitution64
25
HarunaLukman Haruna
35
DefourSteven Defour
Substitution75
36
NinkovićMiloš Ninković

Coach

Vítor Pereira (POR) Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko (UKR)

Referee

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Assistant referees

Roman Slyško (SVK), Martin Wilczek (CZE)

Fourth official

Antonin Kordula (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Radek Příhoda (CZE), Michal Paták (CZE)

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