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Vukojević strike rewards Dynamo's dynamism

Published: Thursday 12 March 2009, 23.45CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Ognjen Vukojević's second-half header ensured Yuri Semin's charges came out on top against their Ukrainian rivals for the second time in eight days.
Vukojević strike rewards Dynamo's dynamism
Artem Milevskiy fends off Metalist's Seweryn Gancarczyk ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Dynamo KyivMetalist

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
1
Attempts off target7
 
2
Corners10
 
1
Offsides0
1
Fouls committed10
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
6
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 12 March 2009, 23.45CET

Vukojević strike rewards Dynamo's dynamism

FC Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Ognjen Vukojević's second-half header ensured Yuri Semin's charges came out on top against their Ukrainian rivals for the second time in eight days.

Ognjen Vukojević's second-half header ensured FC Dynamo Kyiv will take a slender lead into the second leg of their UEFA Cup Round of 16 tie against Ukrainian rivals FC Metalist Kharkiv next Thursday.

Domestic rivals
Dynamo, who defeated their opponents 2-0 in the Premier League on 4 March, struggled to break down their defensive-minded visitors during the first half. That all changed, though, when Vukojević headed in Olexandr Aliyev's right-wing corner at the far post nine minutes after the interval. The midfielder was booked soon after and will miss the second leg – as will opponent Seweryn Gancarczyk – yet his goal, the first Metalist have conceded in seven games in the competition, could prove decisive.

Aliyev efforts
That mean defence has held firm since the first round second leg on 2 October, underpinning the visitors' progress in the tournament, and their intentions were evident early on with Myron Markevich's charges opting to sit back. In the opening 15 minutes, Aliyev twice tried his luck from range, but Metalist's defensive shield ensured both of those efforts were cleared before they could trouble goalkeeper Olexandr Goryainov.

Rare chance
Metalist's attacks were rare, but they would have taken the lead had Serhiy Valyayev not shot over from close range after 16 minutes. It was all Dynamo for the remainder of the half but a packed Metalist rearguard ensured there were few clear-cut chances, though Carlos Corrêa almost made the breakthrough eight minutes before the break only to pull his shot wide of the right-hand post.

Vukojević strike
Artem Kravets headed over moments before half-time but Dynamo's advances were ultimately rewarded soon after the restart as Vukojević struck. The hosts continued to push for a second goal and it Aliyev almost delivered it in unlikely circumstances when his corner forced Goryainov to save with his feet. Goryainov then denied Vukojević but Dynamo's quest for a two-goal cushion almost proved costly when, with two minutes remaining, Metalist substitute Marko Dević got a sight of goal but Stanislav Bogush kept out his header.

Last updated: 12/03/09 23.15CET

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Lineups

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

metalist

Metalist

31
BogushStanislav Bogush (GK)
29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK) (C)
3
BetãoBetão
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović
17
MikhalikTaras Mikhalik (C)
30
GueyePapa Gueye
6
SabljićGoran Sabljić
27
MaidanaJonatan Maidana
36
NinkovićMiloš Ninković
Substitution90+2
6
GancarczykSeweryn Gancarczyk
Yellow Card77
7
Carlos CorrêaCarlos Corrêa
8
EdmarEdmar
Yellow Card49
5
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
Goal54
Yellow Card56
9
SliusarValentyn Sliusar
8
AliyevOlexandr Aliyev
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
11
R. EremenkoRoman Eremenko
32
AcevedoWalter Anibal Acevedo
Yellow Card43
Substitution46
25
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
11
OliynykDenys Oliynyk
Yellow Card40
Substitution60
22
KravetsArtem Kravets
Substitution85
50
JajáJajá
Yellow Card72

Substitutes

1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK)
23
BazhanIgor Bazhan (GK)
2
DopilkaOleh Dopilka
2
KonyushenkoAndriy Konyushenko
4
GhioaneTiberiu Ghioane
Substitution90+2
3
SelinYevhen Selin
18
KravchenkoSerhiy Kravchenko
18
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
Substitution46
Yellow Card62
19
CernatFlorin Cernat
19
BarilkoSerhiy Barilko
20
GusevOleh Gusev
Substitution85
33
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution60
49
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
26
ZezeVenance Zeze

Coach

Yuri Semin (RUS) Myron Markevich (UKR)

Referee

Michael Riley (ENG)

Assistant referees

Muhammed Matadar (ENG), Philip Sharp (ENG)

Fourth official

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

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