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Dnipro too strong for debutants Pandurii

Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 20.49CET
CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu 0-1 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Ruslan Rotan's goal seven minutes before the break proved sufficient for the visitors to register an opening victory in Group E.
Dnipro too strong for debutants Pandurii
Ruslan Rotan enjoys his winner for Dnipro ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 20.49CET

Dnipro too strong for debutants Pandurii

CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu 0-1 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Ruslan Rotan's goal seven minutes before the break proved sufficient for the visitors to register an opening victory in Group E.

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk are up and running in UEFA Europa League Group E after easing past debutants CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu.

Juande Ramos' charges, embarking on their fourth group stage campaign, bristled with intent from the off and broke through shortly before half-time courtesy of captain Ruslan Rotan. Dnipro's superior European know-how then made the difference in the second half as they strolled to a comfortable win in Romania.

Riding high in the Ukrainian Premier League, Dnipro's early confidence was personified by Yevhen Konoplyanka, whose delicious outswinging corner was headed centimetres past a post by Brazilian forward Matheus. Konoplyanka dissected the hosts' ranks with another pinpoint delivery moments later, only for Jaba Kankava to fire straight at goalkeeper Răzvan Stanca.

Pandurii's resistance was shattered seven minutes before the break, however. Konoplyanka was again the architect, whipping an inviting corner to the front post that captain Rotan stabbed beyond Stanca first time. The Romanian outfit were wobbling and could have fallen further behind had Matheus beaten covering defender Bogdan Ungurușan on the line after rounding Stanca.

If Pandurii hoped the interval would inspire a transformation, they were to be disappointed as Dnipro resumed with the same authority. Midfielder Kankava led the charge, his firm strike from the edge of the area stinging the fingertips of Stanca. The Ukrainian guests had the opportunity to put the result beyond doubt 17 minutes from time, but Matheus prodded wide at the back post from Yevhen Seleznyov's centre.

Last updated: 21/09/13 0.03CET

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Lineups

pandurii

Pandurii

dnipro

Dnipro

33
StancaRăzvan Stanca (GK)
71
BoykoDenys Boyko (GK)
4
MomčilovićMarko Momčilović
2
VladAlexandru Vlad
5
ChristouParaskevas Christou (C)
3
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
7
BuleicăAlin Buleică
6
KankavaJaba Kankava
11
AdrovićAdmir Adrović
Yellow Card71
10
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Substitution85
18
UngurușanBogdan Ungurușan
Yellow Card15
Substitution75
14
CheberyachkoYevhen Cheberyachko
19
AntonPaul Anton
18
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
Substitution88
21
EricoErico
Yellow Card12
20
Bruno GamaBruno Gama
Substitution46
24
Eric PereiraEric Pereira
29
RotanRuslan Rotan (C)
Yellow Card31
Goal38
26
NicoarăViorel Nicoară
Substitution55
44
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
28
BreeveldNicandro Breeveld
Substitution64
99
MatheusMatheus

Substitutes

80
Pedro MingotePedro Mingote (GK)
16
LaštůvkaJan Laštůvka (GK)
6
MameleIulian Mamele
4
KravchenkoSerhiy Kravchenko
8
CristeaVirgil Cristea
5
MandzyukVitaliy Mandzyuk
22
DistéfanoDavid Distéfano
Substitution64
7
KulakovDenys Kulakov
Substitution88
25
PleaşcăMarian Pleaşcă
11
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
Substitution46
77
PaulinhoPaulinho
Substitution75
Yellow Card86
17
StrinićIvan Strinić
90
CiucurAlexandru Ciucur
Substitution55
Yellow Card78
28
ShakhovYevhen Shakhov
Substitution85
Yellow Card90+4

Coach

Cristian Pustai (ROU) Juande Ramos (ESP)

Referee

Sascha Kever (SUI)

Assistant referees

Raffael Zeder (SUI), Devis Dettamanti (SUI)

Fourth official

Charles Helbling (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Sascha Amhof (SUI), Pascal Erlachner (SUI)

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