FC Dynamo Kyiv ended Spain's interest in the UEFA Cup with Artem Kravets striking twice against Valencia CF to set up an all-Ukrainian Round of 16 tie against FC Metalist Kharkiv, with Yuri Semin's side hosting the first leg.
After the teams drew 1-1 in snowy Kiev in the first game, Kravets put the visitors into a 34th-minute lead, and while goals from Carlos Marchena and Asier Del Horno swung the match back in the Spanish club's favour, Kravets had the final say with his second strike settling matters.
David Villa's shot from just inside the area called Stanislav Bogush into action after two minutes, while Roman Eremenko had Dynamo's only chance of a disappointing opening spell from the away side, drilling a right-footed effort wide from 20 metres after eleven minutes.
Villa and Alexis tested Bogush further, but it was Dynamo who took the lead against the run of play with Kravets crashing a low strike into the bottom left corner of César's net. Kravets sent another shot narrowly wide minutes later, and within seconds the Valencia keeper also had to save well from Carlos Corrêa. Then, with Dynamo seemingly on top, Marchena rose highest to head Manuel Fernandes's free-kick past Bogush moments before half-time and draw the hosts level.
Spanner in works
Kravets forced another stop from César after the restart, yet Valencia scored again on 54 minutes as Del Horno pounced after Dynamo had failed to deal with another Fernandes free-kick. Kravets, though, was not to be denied, and he threw a spanner into the works with 17 minutes to go, crashing a shot high into the net from the right after being fed by Corrêa. Unai Emery's men had time to find a winner, but thanks to some resilient Dynamo defending, they were given no space to conjure one.