The official website for European football

Majestic Reina denies Dynamo

Published: Thursday 17 February 2005, 20.45CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-0 Villarreal CF A solid defensive display gives the Spanish visitors the upper hand.

Match statistics

Dynamo KyivVillarreal

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 17 February 2005, 20.45CET

Majestic Reina denies Dynamo

FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-0 Villarreal CF A solid defensive display gives the Spanish visitors the upper hand.

By Igor Linnyk at Valeriy Lobanovskiy stadium

Villarreal CF have the upper hand in their UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie after staunch defending earned a valuable goalless draw at Dynamo Kyiv FC.

Rusty performance
The Ukrainian side, in the competition after narrowly missing out on a last 16 berth in the UEFA Champions League, were hot favourites going into the game but looked rusty in their first competitive match for over two months. Instead it was the Spanish UEFA Intertoto Cup winners who took the initiative with a resolute defensive performance while constantly threatening on the break in freezing conditions in Kiev.

Figueroa shot
It was from one such counterattack that the visitors created the first clear-cut chance, when on 16 minutes José Mari Romero cushioned the ball into the path of Luciano Gabriel Figueroa, but the Argentinian striker shot straight at goalkeeper Olexander Shovkovskiy from ten metres out. But following a frenetic opening, which saw Juan Manuel Peña booked, it was Dynamo that took control.

Cernat chance
On 23 minutes Florin Cernat created the home side's first real opportunity, sending in a teasing right-wing cross that shot across goal but Diogo Rincón, Ayila Youssouf and Maxim Shatskikh were all unable to reach it as the ball drifted to safety. Cernat later attempted to lob José Manuel Reina, but that effort also sailed wide as the Villarreal back-line, marshalled by the imperious Quique Álvarez began to look impervious.

Narrow miss
Diogo Rincón did manage to break the resistance in the closing moments of the half, when the Brazilian playmaker skipped past several defenders before offloading the ball to Kleber. The young striker hit a low drive across goal, which missed the far post by a matter of centimetres as it began to look like it was not to be the Ukrainian champions' day.

Counterattacking threat
But although Dynamo dominated the match, Villarreal remained a threat on the break and shortly after the restart, José Mari blasted an effort just over the crossbar. Cernat could have broken the deadlock two minutes later but in a sequence that typified his side's performance, he dallied on the ball for too long when well placed, allowing the defence to recover.

Near miss
Seeking a goal, Joszef Szabo introduced Latvian international striker Maris Verpakovskis to inject pace into the Dynamo attack, but it was Diogo Rincón who was the architect of the next move, producing a curling shot that drifted just wide. Cernat should have got on the end of a cross soon after but looked tired after his first-half exertion.

Majestic goalkeeping
Although the home side kept pressing for a goal, with Oleh Gusev and substitute Miloš Ninkovic both wasting good opportunities to give Dynamo a precious home victory, confident defending and an excellent display from Reina ensured that the Spanish side were able to weather the storm in the final ten minutes. The Ukrainian strikers will have another chance to test him next Thursday in the return leg at the Madrigal.

Last updated: 17/02/05 23.41CET

Related information

Team profiles
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Related match
  • SSI Err

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2004/matches/round=1977/match=79964/postmatch/report/index.html#majestic+reina+denies+dynamo

Lineups

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

villarreal

Villarreal

1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK) (C)
25
ReinaPepe Reina (GK)
4
RodolfoRodolfo
2
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez
7
LekoJerko Leko
3
ArruabarrenaRodolfo Arruabarrena
9
KleberKleber
4
Santi CazorlaSanti Cazorla
Substitution84
10
CernatFlorin Cernat
Substitution70
12
SorínJuan Pablo Sorín
13
SabljićGoran Sabljić
15
FigueroaLuciano Figueroa
Substitution72
15
Diogo RincónDiogo Rincón
16
Q. ÁlvarezQuique Álvarez (C)
16
ShatskikhMaksim Shatskikh
Substitution54
19
SennaMarcos Senna
20
GusevOleh Gusev
22
PeñaJuan Manuel Peña
Yellow Card1
26
NesmachniyAndriy Nesmachniy
Yellow Card75
23
José MaríJosé Marí
37
YussufAyila Yussuf
Yellow Card84
24
Armando SáArmando Sá
Yellow Card50
Substitution89

Substitutes

21
RevaVitaliy Reva (GK)
1
VallejoJavier Vallejo (GK)
23
VerpakovskisMāris Verpakovskis
Substitution54
8
RiquelmeJuan Riquelme
Substitution72
36
NinkovićMiloš Ninković
Substitution70
Yellow Card89
14
Héctor FontHéctor Font
Substitution84
6
DmytrulinYuriy Dmytrulin
17
Javi VentaJavi Venta
Substitution89
30
El KaddouriBadr El Kaddouri
7
GuayreAntonio Guayre
31
HerasyumyukOleh Herasyumyuk
11
CallejaJavier Calleja
32
GavrančićGoran Gavrančić

Coach

Jochef Sabo (UKR) Manuel Pellegrini (CHI)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Lionel Dagorne (FRA), Jean-Marie Cazali (FRA)

Fourth official

Pascal Vileo (FRA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.