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Dinamo break duck at the last against Dynamo

Published: Tuesday 4 December 2012, 23.15CET
GNK Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 FC Dynamo Kyiv
On the brink of equalling a record of 12 straight defeats, Dinamo's Ivan Krstanović converted from the spot for his side's first goal of the campaign.
by David Crossan
from Stadion Maksimir

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Match statistics

Dinamo ZagrebDynamo Kyiv

Goals scored1
 
1
on target9
 
3
off target7
 
2
Corners8
 
2
Offsides1
 
4
Fouls committed18
 
14
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)53
 
47

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2013 21:21 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 4 December 2012, 23.15CET

Dinamo break duck at the last against Dynamo

GNK Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 FC Dynamo Kyiv
On the brink of equalling a record of 12 straight defeats, Dinamo's Ivan Krstanović converted from the spot for his side's first goal of the campaign.

A 95th-minute Ivan Krstanović penalty – GNK Dinamo Zagreb's first goal in Group A – earned the Croatian side a deserved 1-1 draw at home to FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Andriy Yarmolenko's volley at the end of a first half briefly delayed by heavy snow looked like being decisive, but Krstanović kept his nerve from the spot to save Dinamo from equalling RCS Anderlecht's unwanted record of 12 straight group stage defeats. If the equaliser marked a positive end to Krunoslav Jurčić's first UEFA Champions League game, in what is his third spell in charge of the club, opponents Dynamo could look forward to UEFA Europa League football in the spring.

Playing their final competitive fixture until that competition resumes in over two months' time, Dynamo might have been forgiven for thinking ahead to imminent holidays in the sun. However, Lukman Haruna stabbed a shot wide as the Ukrainian team showed the determination promised by assistant coach Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko, overseeing matters due to Oleh Blokhin's absence on medical grounds.

In the 17th minute Duje Čop went agonisingly close to breaking Dinamo's goal duck in the section as he struck the crossbar with a left-foot shot after Dynamo had failed to clear a corner. The lively Fatos Beqiraj then had a couple of efforts as Dinamo applied Jurčić's instructions to press high up the pitch.

Jurčić had returned to the helm a little over a week ago and he would have been delighted by the way his charges dominated possession and territory, before they suffered a cruel blow on the cusp of half-time. Ukrainian international midfielder Yarmolenko, hitherto kept largely quiet, showed his class by turning on to the ball before guiding an expert volley over Ivan Kelava and in off the crossbar for his first goal of the group stage.

Sleet greeted the players after the interval and when Beqiraj fired wide around the hour-mark with only goalkeeper Maxym Koval to beat, it appeared that, once again, it was not to be Dinamo's night. However, the late penalty drama completely altered the mood at the Stadion Maksimir.

Last updated: 06/12/12 1.29CET

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Lineups

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

30
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK) (C)
35
KovalMaxym Koval (GK)
3
IbáñezLuis Ibáñez
3
BetãoBetão
4
ŠimunićJosip Šimunić
4
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
6
AdemiArijan Ademi
5
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
8
KovačićMateo Kovačić
9
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
Goal45+1
Yellow Card90+4
10
SammirSammir
11
IdeyeIdeye Brown
Substitution76
14
VrsaljkoŠime Vrsaljko
17
MikhalikTaras Mikhalik (C)
21
BećirajFatos Bećiraj
19
GarmashDenys Garmash
24
VidaDomagoj Vida
Yellow Card11
25
HarunaLukman Haruna
Substitution90+1
77
BrozovićMarcelo Brozović
Yellow Card47
Substitution71
33
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
90
ČopDuje Čop
Substitution60
99
DuduDudu
Yellow Card65
Substitution82

Substitutes

33
MitrovićRomeo Mitrović (GK)
1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK)
2
PuljićAnte Puljić
13
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
Substitution82
5
CalelloAdrián Calello
14
RybalkaSerhiy Rybalka
19
PivarićJosip Pivarić
Substitution71
15
Marco RubenMarco Ruben
Substitution76
20
AlispahićMehmed Alispahić
23
BogdanovAndriy Bogdanov
Substitution90+1
28
HalilovićAlen Halilović
85
RaffaelRaffael
99
KrstanovićIvan Krstanović
Substitution60
Goal90+5
Yellow Card90+5

Coach

Krunoslav Jurčić (CRO) Oleh Blokhin (UKR)

Referee

Stanislav Todorov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Ventsislav Gavrilov (BUL), Nikolay Angelov (BUL)

Fourth official

Ivan Valchev (BUL)

Additional assistant referees

Nikolai Yordanov (BUL), Georgi Yordanov (BUL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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