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Dnipro power past Paços Ferreira to progress

Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 20.55CET
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2-0 FC Paços de Ferreira
Juande Ramos' outfit have booked their place in the next round after two fine goals earned them a deserved win – their third Group E success.
Dnipro power past Paços Ferreira to progress
Matheus' header opened the scoring for Dnipro ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 20.55CET

Dnipro power past Paços Ferreira to progress

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2-0 FC Paços de Ferreira
Juande Ramos' outfit have booked their place in the next round after two fine goals earned them a deserved win – their third Group E success.

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk have guaranteed their place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 after a narrow 1-0 success against FC Paços de Ferreira in Group E.

Matheus' first-half header and Yevhen Konoplyanka's terrific curler midway through the second period helped Juande Ramos' outfit post a third win of an impressive campaign. Their nine-point haul is now unassailable by the teams below them in a section where leaders ACF Fiorentina extended their winning run at CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu.

Dnipro dominated from start to finish, with home goalkeeper Denys Boyko acting as spectator for long periods. He watched his Paços counterpart António Filipe make a number of saves, though, the first a fine parry after Bruno Gama had connected with Konoplyanka's well-weighted cutback.

Despite Filipe's efforts, Dnipro took a deserved 44th-minute lead. The goal – a straightforward header for Matheus – owed much to Artem Fedetskiy's assist. The defender showed remarkable skill to tee up his team-mate: controlling a pass on his thigh, he flicked the ball over a challenger with his right foot and, as it dropped, produced a first-time looping cross with the outside of his left boot. The goalkeeper stranded, Matheus beat his marker to the punch.

The hosts were determined not to rest on their laurels after the interval. Filipe was again alert to beat away a fierce half-volley from an unmarked Konoplyanka but could do nothing about Dnipro's 66th-minute second. The tricky winger jinked across the box after cutting in from the left and curled a wonderful effort in off the right upright.

That strike all but ended the contest and only the reflexes of the impressive Filipe prevented Nikola Kalinić adding a final flourish. With two fixtures remaining, Paços are eliminated, while Dnipro will go head to head with the Viola for top spot.

Last updated: 09/11/13 0.02CET

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Lineups

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Dnipro

paços ferreira

Paços Ferreira

71
BoykoDenys Boyko (GK)
45
FilipeAntónio Filipe (GK)
2
VladAlexandru Vlad
2
Tiago ValenteTiago Valente
3
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
Yellow Card90+2
7
Rúben RibeiroRúben Ribeiro
Yellow Card52
Substitution80
6
KankavaJaba Kankava
Yellow Card90
8
André LeãoAndré Leão
9
N. KalinićNikola Kalinić
9
IrobisoChristian Irobiso
Yellow Card90+2
10
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Goal66
10
Rui MiguelRui Miguel
Substitution61
14
CheberyachkoYevhen Cheberyachko
17
Nuno SantosNuno Santos
20
Bruno GamaBruno Gama
Substitution46
19
RicardoRicardo
29
RotanRuslan Rotan (C)
Substitution72
27
Rodrigo AntônioRodrigo Antônio
44
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
81
Manuel JoséManuel José
99
MatheusMatheus
Goal44
Substitution66
96
Filipe AnunciaçãoFilipe Anunciação (C)

Substitutes

16
LaštůvkaJan Laštůvka (GK)
1
DegraMatias Degra (GK)
5
MandzyukVitaliy Mandzyuk
4
RomeuMarcos Romeu
8
GiulianoGiuliano
Substitution66
15
GrégoryGrégory
11
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
20
Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira
Substitution80
18
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
Substitution46
22
Hélder LopesHélder Lopes
23
DouglasDouglas
80
TonyTony
89
PolityloSerhiy Politylo
Substitution72
88
SeriJean Michel Seri
Substitution61

Coach

Juande Ramos (ESP) Henrique Calisto (POR)

Referee

Antti Munukka (FIN)

Assistant referees

Matti Heininen (FIN), Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)

Fourth official

Jukka Honkanen (FIN)

Additional assistant referees

Mattias Gestranius (FIN), Dennis Antamo (FIN)

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