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Silva goal gives Valencia the edge

Published: Wednesday 18 February 2009, 23.30CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv 1-1 Valencia CF
The Spanish club put their indifferent domestic form behind them to secure a valuable first-leg draw away to the Ukrainian Premier League leaders.
Silva goal gives Valencia the edge
Valencia celebrate David Silva's goal against Dynamo Kyiv ©AFP

Match statistics

Dynamo KyivValencia

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
2
Attempts off target2
 
1
Corners4
 
0
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed7
 
6
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 18 February 2009, 23.30CET

Silva goal gives Valencia the edge

FC Dynamo Kyiv 1-1 Valencia CF
The Spanish club put their indifferent domestic form behind them to secure a valuable first-leg draw away to the Ukrainian Premier League leaders.

Valencia CF put their indifferent domestic form behind them by securing a 1-1 draw against FC Dynamo Kyiv to take a slight advantage into the second leg of their UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie.

Deflected effort
Winners of the competition in 2004, Valencia had lost three of their last five league matches in Spain but dug deep nonetheless to gain a potentially valuable result at a snowy Valeri Lobanovskiy Stadium. David Silva gave the visitors the perfect start after eight minutes but Dynamo levelled just past the hour when Florin Cernat's free-kick flew in off Artem Milevskiy, whose match ended prematurely with a red card midway through the second period.

Silva goal
Dynamo began the brighter and Artem Kravets might have done better in the eighth minute when he got the better of centre-backs Carlos Marchena and Albiol only to send his left-footed shot wide. Soon after, though, Valencia seized the initiative as Pablo Hernández slid the ball inside the Dynamo right-back to put Juan Mata into the penalty area and his cut-back was turned in at the near post by Silva.

César exploits
Valencia keeper César then found himself having to work hard to keep his team ahead, denying Kravets and Andriy Nesmachniy while also bundling a long-range effort from Cernat wide early in the second period. The winter signing from Tottenham Hotspur FC could do nothing about the goal that drew Dynamo level on 63 minutes, though. Having won a free-kick on the edge of the Valencia box, Cernat fired in a fierce cross-shot that deflected off Milevskiy's upper body and rocketed past a helpless César.

Morientes chance
That was no more than Dynamo deserved, yet they were unable to build on the equaliser as they soon lost their goalscorer when he was shown a second yellow card. The hosts still threatened with ten men, although they almost conceded a second late on when Fernando Morientes rifled a left-footed effort wide from a difficult angle.

Last updated: 19/02/09 1.02CET

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Lineups

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

valencia

Valencia

31
BogushStanislav Bogush (GK)
1
César SánchezCésar Sánchez (GK)
26
NesmachniyAndriy Nesmachniy (C)
4
AlbiolRaúl Albiol
3
BetãoBetão
Yellow Card81
5
MarchenaCarlos Marchena (C)
17
MikhalikTaras Mikhalik
3
MaduroHedwiges Maduro
Yellow Card61
30
El KaddouriBadr El Kaddouri
11
Del HornoAsier Del Horno
11
R. EremenkoRoman Eremenko
19
Pablo HernándezPablo Hernández
Substitution70
5
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
6
AlbeldaDavid Albelda
Yellow Card66
4
GhioaneTiberiu Ghioane
Substitution46
18
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes
Substitution82
18
KravchenkoSerhiy Kravchenko
Substitution66
21
SilvaDavid Silva
Goal8
Yellow Card64
Substitution67
22
KravetsArtem Kravets
Substitution90+4
16
Juan MataJuan Mata
25
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
Yellow Card35
Goal63
Red Card64
9
MorientesFernando Morientes

Substitutes

1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK)
33
GuaitaVicente Guaita (GK)
6
SabljićGoran Sabljić
7
VillaDavid Villa
Substitution67
7
Carlos CorrêaCarlos Corrêa
Substitution90+4
8
BarajaRubén Baraja
Substitution82
20
GusevOleh Gusev
10
AnguloMiguel Ángel Angulo
36
NinkovićMiloš Ninković
Substitution66
12
CarletoCarleto
70
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
14
VicenteVicente
19
CernatFlorin Cernat
Substitution46
17
JoaquínJoaquín
Substitution70

Coach

Yuri Semin (RUS) Unai Emery (ESP)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Walter Vromans (BEL), Michaël Keyen (BEL)

Fourth official

Johan Verbist (BEL)

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