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Fernandinho gives Shakhtar the whip hand

Published: Friday 1 May 2009, 0.15CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv 1-1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Fernandinho's 68th-minute goal has given the visitors a narrow edge after the opening chapter of their all-Ukrainian UEFA Cup semi-final encounter.
by John Atkin
from Valeriy Lobanovskiy Stadium
Fernandinho gives Shakhtar the whip hand
Fernandinho celebrates scoring the leveller in Kiev ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Dynamo KyivShakhtar Donetsk

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target9
 
2
Corners5
 
3
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed23
 
30
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 1 May 2009, 0.15CET

Fernandinho gives Shakhtar the whip hand

FC Dynamo Kyiv 1-1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Fernandinho's 68th-minute goal has given the visitors a narrow edge after the opening chapter of their all-Ukrainian UEFA Cup semi-final encounter.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk recovered from going behind, not to mention some early nerves, to earn a 1-1 draw against FC Dynamo Kyiv that leaves them with the narrowest of away-goals advantages in this UEFA Cup semi-final tie.

Semin hoodoo
Dynamo coach Yuri Semin had appeared on course for a first victory in five attempts against the Pitmen when his dominant side forged ahead midway through the first half, Dmytro Chygrynskiy putting through his own net. Indeed, the hosts had opportunities to extend the advantage as the visitors struggled to find their shape, and were punished for their profligacy 22 minutes from time as substitute Willian's cross was bundled in by a combination of Fernandinho and Betão at the near post. Olexandr Aliyev almost restored Dynamo's lead before full time but Andriy Pyatov stood up well and so it is advantage Shakhtar going into next week's return – just.

Fractious opening
Presidents past and present were in attendance at the Valeriy Lobanovskiy Stadium, crossing the political divide to watch a historic date for Ukrainian football. Such diplomacy was less evident on the pitch as the game got under way. Ognjen Vukojević set the tone for a fractious opening when he scythed Shakhtar captain Darijo Srna within 30 seconds of the kick-off; it was the first of 25 first-half fouls. With the game so stop-start, neither team could find a rhythm as pass after pass went astray and it was not until 20 minutes had gone that Artem Milevskiy fashioned the first opening, cleverly turning Tomáš Hübschman and poking wide.

Breakthrough
Two minutes later Dynamo were ahead. Having already provided warning of his dead-ball prowess with a free-kick that clipped the top of the net, Aliyev drove another set-piece through a crowded box. The ball took a deflection off Ismaël Bangoura and, under pressure from Milevskiy at the far post, Chygrynskiy turned it into his own net. There were signs of hope for Shakhtar, however. Like the policeman assailed by a wayward sprinkler before kick-off, the visitors had struggled to find their footing but going behind seemed to ease nerves. It needed Stanislav Bogush's alertness to deny them an equaliser when Fernandinho and Jadson combined to put through fellow Brazilian Luiz Adriano.

Dynamo chances
It was a rare sortie into Dynamo territory and the hosts, with Aliyev pulling the strings, soon re-established their supremacy. Following a corner on the cusp of half-time, Carlos Corrêa's shot grazed the upright with the help of another deflection, and soon after the restart a fully-stretched Milevskiy failed to get enough on Aliyev's arcing free-kick with the goal at his mercy. Needing to do something to stem the tide, Mircea Lucescu brought on Willian: it proved a masterstroke. The 20-year-old scored the only goal when these sides met in November and here he turned provider, firing in the low cross that created the equaliser as Shakhtar earned an unlikely draw, their joy tempered only by a yellow card that rules defender Olexandr Kucher out of the second leg.

Last updated: 01/05/09 9.23CET

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Lineups

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

31
BogushStanislav Bogush (GK)
30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
3
BetãoBetão
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
5
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
Yellow Card42
4
DuljajIgor Duljaj
6
SabljićGoran Sabljić
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
Yellow Card65
7
Carlos CorrêaCarlos Corrêa
Yellow Card82
Substitution82
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
Goal68
8
AliyevOlexandr Aliyev
8
JádsonJádson
Substitution76
10
BangouraIsmaël Bangoura
Substitution46
11
IlsinhoIlsinho
Substitution56
25
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
17
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Substitution46
30
El KaddouriBadr El Kaddouri (C)
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
36
NinkovićMiloš Ninković
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
Goal22
37
YussufAyila Yussuf
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)

Substitutes

1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK)
12
KhudzhamovRustam Khudzhamov (GK)
4
GhioaneTiberiu Ghioane
Substitution46
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
Substitution76
18
KravchenkoSerhiy Kravchenko
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
19
CernatFlorin Cernat
Substitution82
21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
Substitution46
20
GusevOleh Gusev
22
WillianWillian
Substitution56
26
NesmachniyAndriy Nesmachniy
32
IshchenkoMykola Ishchenko
49
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
99
Marcelo MorenoMarcelo Moreno

Coach

Yuri Semin (RUS) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Konrad Plautz (AUT)

Assistant referees

Roland Heim (AUT), Armin Eder (AUT)

Fourth official

Stefan Messner (AUT)

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