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Porto advance with goalless Dynamo draw

Published: Tuesday 6 November 2012, 23.02CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-0 FC Porto
The Portuguese side gained the point they required to secure early qualification from Group A in a match of few chances at the NSK Olimpiyskyi.

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Dynamo KyivPorto

Goals scored0
 
0
on target5
 
5
off target4
 
5
Corners1
 
4
Offsides5
 
3
Fouls committed17
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)42
 
58

Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 05:39 CET

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Published: Tuesday 6 November 2012, 23.02CET

Porto advance with goalless Dynamo draw

FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-0 FC Porto
The Portuguese side gained the point they required to secure early qualification from Group A in a match of few chances at the NSK Olimpiyskyi.

FC Porto are through to the UEFA Champions League knockout stage with two matches to spare after a goalless draw with FC Dynamo Kyiv, whose chances of qualifying from Group A are hanging by a thread.

The result was not the belated birthday present Dynamo coach Oleh Blokhin, who turned 60 on Monday, was hoping for. Although his team forced the issue after the interval, following a largely incident-free first period, the Bilo-Syni seldom looked like making the breakthrough which would have kept them within striking distance of second-placed Paris Saint-Germain FC. As it stands, they trail the Ligue 1 club, their next opponents, by five points.

Perhaps eager to cheer Blokhin – still confined to a seat in the stands on doctor's orders – Dynamo started zestfully, snapping into challenges in a bid to unnerve their Portuguese opponents. The early tempo did not translate into opportunities, however, as defences held sway, with Porto content to retain possession and probe for openings such was their position of strength in the group at kick-off.

In Jackson Martínez and James Rodríguez, though, the visitors possess two Colombia strikers in rich veins of form. It took them until the 35th minute to link up to almost deadly effect as the latter engineered space on the Porto left and delivered a cross which his compatriot, stealing in ahead of Yevhen Khacheridi, headed towards goal. Only a smart save from Maxym Koval kept the Ukrainian side on level terms.

Having ended the half in the ascendancy, Porto began the second period in similarly positive fashion, with Silvestre Varela flashing a shot wide from captain Lucho González's defence-splitting pass.

The introduction of Lukman Haruna in the 58th minute injected some dynamism hitherto lacking in the hosts' play, the midfielder's arrival coinciding with Dynamo's best spell of the game. Indeed, it was the Nigerian international who fashioned their first chance of significance, poking the ball through for Andriy Yarmolenko, whose low attempt brought a sharp save out of Helton.

Yarmolenko, having worked a pocket of space for himself in the penalty area, then glanced a header straight at the Porto goalkeeper from Miguel Veloso's free-kick. At the other end, Lucho screwed his effort wide when played in by the lively Rodríguez.

However, a goal at that stage would have been harsh on Dynamo, who are likely to need a couple of their own when PSG, 4-0 winners against GNK Dinamo Zagreb tonight, visit the NSK Olimpiyskyi on 21 November. 

Last updated: 27/11/12 5.55CET

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Lineups

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

porto

Porto

35
KovalMaxym Koval (GK)
1
HeltonHelton (GK)
3
BetãoBetão
2
DaniloDanilo
4
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
3
Lucho GonzálezLucho González (C)
5
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
Yellow Card20
Substitution88
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
9
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
9
MartínezJackson Martínez
10
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
Yellow Card42
Substitution58
10
James RodríguezJames Rodríguez
Substitution90+1
15
Marco RubenMarco Ruben
Substitution67
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution76
17
MikhalikTaras Mikhalik
22
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
20
GusevOleh Gusev (C)
23
BaAbdoulaye Ba
Yellow Card70
33
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
30
OtamendiNicolás Otamendi
34
KhacheridiYevhen Khacheridi
35
DefourSteven Defour
Substitution79

Substitutes

1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK)
24
FabianoFabiano (GK)
11
IdeyeIdeye Brown
Substitution67
6
André CastroAndré Castro
Substitution79
13
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
7
IturbeJuan Manuel Iturbe
19
GarmashDenys Garmash
11
KléberKléber
Substitution90+1
21
KranjčarNiko Kranjčar
Substitution88
13
Miguel LopesMiguel Lopes
23
BogdanovAndriy Bogdanov
14
RolandoRolando
25
HarunaLukman Haruna
Substitution58
27
AtsuChristian Atsu
Substitution76

Coach

Oleh Blokhin (UKR) Vítor Pereira (POR)

Referee

Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP), Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)

Fourth official

Pau Cebrian Devis (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Fernando Teixeira (ESP), Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

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