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Dinamo late show accounts for NEC

Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.30CET
NK Dinamo Zagreb 3-2 NEC Nijmegen
Dinamo scored twice in the final nine minutes at home at the Maksimir Stadium to kick off their UEFA Cup Group D campaign with an unlikely win.
Dinamo late show accounts for NEC
Mirko Hrgović (left) tussles with NEC's Youssef El-Akchaoui ©AFP

Match statistics

Dinamo ZagrebNEC

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target8
 
1
Attempts off target2
 
0
Corners13
 
6
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed5
 
11
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.30CET

Dinamo late show accounts for NEC

NK Dinamo Zagreb 3-2 NEC Nijmegen
Dinamo scored twice in the final nine minutes at home at the Maksimir Stadium to kick off their UEFA Cup Group D campaign with an unlikely win.

NK Dinamo Zagreb scored twice in the final nine minutes to defeat Eredivisie outfit NEC Nijmegen in Group D.

Late drama
NEC had forged ahead on 78 minutes through Tim Janssen, having gone into the break at the Maksimir level after Carlos's own goal had cancelled out Marijo Mandžukić's third-minute opener for the Croatian side. However, half-time substitute Boško Balaban latched on to an Ivica Vrdoljak pass to equalise with nine minutes remaining, and Vrdoljak himself completed a remarkable turnaround three minutes later, heading in Mihael Mikić's corner.

Own goal
Mandžukić gave Dinamo the best possible start with an angled strike which beat goalkeeper Gábor Babos at his near post. Yet NEC refused to be cowed, even if they struggled to marry their possession with meaningful chances before Carlos directed the ball past Ivan Kelava midway through the first period. The hosts could have gone into the break in front had Igor Bišcan made the most of a 44th-minute chance, the former Liverpool FC midfielder heading a Pedro Morales corner wide.

Busy Babos
Dinamo continued to create the better chances after the resumption and Babos was soon called into action to turn Sammir's 47th-minute drive wide for a corner – it was a sign of things to come for the keeper. The NEC No1 twice denied Balaban while Luis Ibáñez and Milan Badelj also failed to break his resolve and Dinamo looked like paying for their profligacy when Janssen edged the visitors in front with a low strike. Balaban and Vrdoljak had other ideas.

Last updated: 28/10/08 11.10CET

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Lineups

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Dinamo Zagreb

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NEC

12
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
1
BabosGábor Babos (GK)
6
LovrenDejan Lovren
21
Dani FernándezDani Fernández
15
CarlosCarlos
Goal24
2
ZomerRamon Zomer
22
BišćanIgor Bišćan (C)
3
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof (C)
3
IbáñezLuis Ibáñez
5
El-AkchaouiYoussef El-Akchaoui
14
MikićMihael Mikić
16
SibumBas Sibum
16
BadeljMilan Badelj
Substitution80
23
RadomskiArkadiusz Radomski
Substitution86
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak
Goal84
8
DavidsLorenzo Davids
10
SammirSammir
Substitution66
26
NtibazonkizaSaidi Ntibazonkiza
77
MoralesPedro Morales
Substitution46
19
JanssenTim Janssen
Goal78
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
Goal3
10
SchöneLasse Schöne
Substitution86

Substitutes

33
LončarićFilip Lončarić (GK)
25
BaartRein Baart (GK)
4
M. HrgovićMirko Hrgović
Substitution66
4
KivuvuDominique Kivuvu
8
TomićAnte Tomić
6
PothuizenPatrick Pothuizen
9
BalabanBoško Balaban
Substitution46
Goal81
7
WormRutger Worm
11
TadićJosip Tadić
9
Van BeukeringJhon van Beukering
Substitution86
18
GuillermoGuillermo
Substitution80
13
OttenMark Otten
25
ŠokotaTomo Šokota
14
BouaouzanRachid Bouaouzan
Substitution86

Coach

Branko Ivankovic (CRO) Mario Been (NED)

Referee

Oleg Oriekhov (UKR)

Assistant referees

Oleg Pluzhnyk (UKR), Sergiy Tsymbal (UKR)

Fourth official

Igor Ishchenko (UKR)

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