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Dinamo dispatch brave Shakhtar

Published: Wednesday 15 October 2003, 21.57CET
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-3 Dinamo Bucuresti (agg 2-5) Dinamo's deadly finishing sinks Ukrainians.

Match statistics

Shakhtar DonetskDinamo Bucureşti

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
4
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 15 October 2003, 21.57CET

Dinamo dispatch brave Shakhtar

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-3 Dinamo Bucuresti (agg 2-5) Dinamo's deadly finishing sinks Ukrainians.

Deadly finishing and some effective counterattacking helped steer FC Dinamo Bucuresti into the second round of the UEFA Cup as they won 3-2 in Donetsk.

Brave Shakhtar
Clinical strikes from Claudiu Niculescu, Ciprian Marica and Ionel Danciulescu saw the Romanian side come from behind after Nigerian striker Julius Aghahowa's first-half double. The result should not, however, obscure a brave effort from the home side who began the game chasing a 2-0 deficit after two late Dinamo goals in Romania.

Agahowa pounces
It was no surprise that Shakhtar started more keenly and, through Aghahowa, almost took the lead on three minutes after he beat Dinamo's Belgian goalkeeper, Gregory Delwarte, to a loose pass, only to see his poked effort bobble wide. Shakhtar - and Aghahowa - had only 15 more minutes to wait before taking the lead on the night, though, the striker mopping up after Serhiy Zakarliuka had headed the lively Andriy Vorobey's right-wing cross against a post.

Away goal
It was a lead the Ukrainian side deserved, yet they always seemed vulnerable to Dinamo's midfield cunning and speed on the break. And once the goal had stirred the visitors into life, the lead lasted just ten minutes, Niculescu volleying in smartly on the spin after Ianis Zicu's searching cross.

Admirable response
Shakhtar's response was admirable, though, as they refused to wither - captain Anatolly Tymoschuk in particular was irrepressible. Still, the feeling was that, should they not score before the break, Shakhtar's will would finally be broken. But with just seconds of first half stoppage time remaining, Aghahowa charged down Delwarte's upfield clearance for a freakish second and home hopes were refuelled.

Storm weathered
However the first half had shown Dinamo coach, Ioan Andone, enough, and once they had weathered a stormy first ten minutes, his players dealt more comfortably with Shakhtar's giddying pressure.

Second yellow
The home side were repeatedly frustrated by Dinamo's well-organised back-line before the visitors killed the tie off. A melee in the visitors’ box was cleared, leaving Zicu the easy task of playing Ciprian Marica clear, and the substitute made no mistake. And eleven minutes later victory on the night was wrapped up emphatically by Danciulescu's 30-metre drive high past Pletikosa. Dainius Gleveckas was dismissed for a second yellow card late on as the home side's frustrations boiled over.

Last updated: 16/10/03 10.55CET

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Lineups

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Shakhtar Donetsk

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Dinamo Bucureşti

1
PletikosaStipe Pletikosa (GK)
23
DelwarteGregory Delwarte (GK)
Substitution46
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
24
BarcauanCosmin Barcauan
5
PopovSerhiy Popov
27
PerenyiSzbolcs Mihaly Perenyi
Yellow Card59
3
GleveckasDainius Gleveckas
Red Card89
16
IordacheGheorghe Iordache
10
VukićZvonimir Vukić
Substitution87
8
PetreFlorentin Petre
4
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
2
StoicanFlavius Stoican
17
AghahowaJulius Aghahowa
Goal18
Goal45
9
NiculescuClaudiu Niculescu
Goal30
Substitution66
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
5
AlexaDan Alexa
11
VorobeyAndriy Vorobey
7
ZicuIanis Zicu (C)
Yellow Card69
23
ZakarliukaSerhiy Zakarliuka
Substitution71
21
BadeaIonut Badea
Yellow Card31
Substitution72
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
Substitution80
10
DănciulescuIonel Dănciulescu
Yellow Card13
Goal87

Substitutes

12
ShutkovDmytro Shutkov (GK)
12
PredaStefan Preda (GK)
Substitution46
21
BredunEvgen Bredun
29
IlinAlin Sorin Ilin
15
PukanychAdrian Pukanych
Substitution87
17
MaricaCiprian Marica
Substitution66
Goal75
25
BrandãoBrandão
Substitution80
20
GrigorieȘtefan Grigorie
Substitution72
2
StarostiakMykhailo Starostiak
4
BurcăOvidiu Burcă
9
ZubovGennadiy Zubov
Substitution71
25
TameșIulian Tameș
18
MunteanuVlad Munteanu

Coach

Bernd Schuster (GER) Ioan Andone (ROU)

Referee

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

Assistant referees

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Krzysztof Myrmus (POL)

Fourth official

Marcin Borski (POL)

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