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Deadly Dnipro stun Dinamo

Published: Thursday 6 November 2003, 23.00CET
Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Dnipro A counterattacking game allows the Ukrainian side a valuable lead.

Match statistics

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Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 6 November 2003, 23.00CET

Deadly Dnipro stun Dinamo

Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Dnipro A counterattacking game allows the Ukrainian side a valuable lead.

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk gave a disciplined tactical performance to claim a 2-0 win over NK Dinamo Zagreb in their UEFA Cup second round first-leg match at the Maksimir stadium. The Ukrainian side twice scored through well-worked counterattacks – in the first half through Oleg Venhlinskyy, and in the closing stages through Roman Maksymyuk – to take a big step towards the third round.

Crucial preparation
Dnipro coach Yevgen Kucherevskyy was delighted at the way his plan had worked. "We did a lot of preparation for this game," he said. "We watched all of their UEFA Cup games so far this season and learned how to play against them. We played very well today and, thanks to our counterattacking, were the better team."

Kranjcar shoots
Dinamo started the game by pushing forward in numbers, and created their first chance after a matter of seconds. Skilful playmaker Niko Kranjcar picked up the ball on the edge of the box and drove at goal but Dnipro goalkeeper Artem Kuslii managed to block before the rebound was cleared to safety.

Early goal
Despite their bright opening, Dinamo found themselves behind after just eight minutes. Serhiy Nazarenko made a positive run down the centre and looked to pick out the unmarked Andriy Rusol on the right edge of the box. Dino Drpic managed to intercept, but the ball fell to Venhlinskyy, whose low drive went in off goalkeeper Ivan Turina.

Triple save
Dnipro could have doubled the lead on nine minutes, were it not for Turina's heroics. The Dinamo goalkeeper made three outstanding saves in a row to deny first Olexandr Rykun, then Ruslan Kostyshyn, before clinging on to Venhlinskyy's goal-bound effort.

Dnipro gameplan
Dnipro's gameplan was to allow their hosts to pour forward, before hitting them with a series of counterattacks that Dinamo’s back-three could not cope with. Venhlinskyy and Rykun both had good chances to extend the lead, but Dnipro went into the break with just a one-goal advantage.

Half-time change
Dinamo coach Nikola Jurcevic made a change at half-time, bringing on Hrvoje Strok for Damir Krznar - and the diminutive midfield player caused Dnipro problems throughout the second half, going close with two shots from the edge of the area. Artem Kuslii was inspired in the Dnipro goal and saved all that was thrown at him. And when Kranjcar was given a clear chance, he shot well over from just ten metres.

Lost concentration
Dinamo lost concentration in the closing stages though, and Dnipro punished them with a swift counterattack and an invaluable second away goal. Roman Maksymyuk, the fleet-footed Dnipro left winger, sprung the offside trap before sprinting towards goal. As Turina came out to block, Maksymyuk slotted it between his legs.

Uphill battle
Dinamo substitute Eduardo da Silva could have salvaged something with a well-struck volley, before Maksymyuk almost put the tie beyond reach. He again went one-on-one with Turina, but this time the goalkeeper was equal to it. It will now be an uphill battle for Dinamo to reach the third round of this tournament when they meet again in three weeks' time.

Last updated: 01/02/12 7.22CET

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Lineups

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

dnipro

Dnipro

1
TurinaIvan Turina (GK)
12
KusliyArtem Kusliy (GK)
4
SedloskiGoce Sedloski
25
GrytsayOlexandr Grytsay
5
MijatovićAndre Mijatović
8
MaksymyukRoman Maksymyuk
Goal84
8
AgićJasmin Agić
Yellow Card56
15
MatiukhinSerhiy Matiukhin
10
MujčinEdin Mujčin
Yellow Card33
16
RusolAndriy Rusol
Yellow Card40
11
ZahoraDario Zahora
Substitution74
19
MykhaylenkoDmytro Mykhaylenko (C)
14
MikićMihael Mikić
20
RykunOlexandr Rykun
Substitution82
17
KrznarDamir Krznar
Substitution46
28
NazarenkoSerhiy Nazarenko
19
KranjčarNiko Kranjčar (C)
29
RotanRuslan Rotan
Substitution64
20
MituDumitru Mitu
Substitution60
10
KostyshynRuslan Kostyshyn
Yellow Card70
26
DrpićDino Drpić
11
VenhlinskiyOleh Venhlinskiy
Goal8
Substitution89

Substitutes

30
JozićMario Jozić (GK)
22
StartsevMaksym Startsev (GK)
2
LapićStipe Lapić
2
PoklonskyyOlexandr Poklonskyy
Substitution82
6
CesarBoštjan Cesar
3
MorozGennadiy Moroz
7
ŠtrokHrvoje Štrok
Substitution46
5
YezerskiyVolodymyr Yezerskiy
16
PoldrugacDalibor Poldrugac
6
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
Substitution64
23
BartolovićMladen Bartolović
Substitution74
9
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
Substitution89
24
EduardoEduardo
Substitution60
27
KomarnitskiyVitaliy Komarnitskiy

Coach

Nikola Jurcevic (CRO) Yevgen Kucherevskyy (UKR)

Referee

Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

Assistant referees

Wojciech Gorgon (AUT), Andreas Fellinger (AUT)

Fourth official

Wolfgang Sowa (AUT)

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