GSP Stadium - Nicosia 20/02/2014 - 19:00CET (20:00 local time)

Round of 32, First leg

Dynamo Kyiv - Valencia
0-2

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Valencia strike late against tiring Dynamo Kyiv

Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 20.58CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-2 Valencia CF
Just as a fairy-tale return for Olexandr Rybka was in the offing, the Spanish side struck twice in the last 11 minutes to take a first-leg lead.
Valencia strike late against tiring Dynamo Kyiv
Eduardo Vargas (right) celebrates with team-mates after scoring Valencia's first goal in Nicosia ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Dynamo Kyiv
Valencia

0

Goals scored

2

44

Possession (%)

56

10

Total attempts

16

4

on target

6

5

off target

7

1

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

1

4

Corners

7

2

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

16

377

Passes

486

282

completed

388

Lineups

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

valencia

Valencia

1Shovkovskiy (GK) (C)
Substitution54
1Diego Alves (GK)
2Danilo Silva
Yellow Card55
7Jonas
Yellow Card77
Substitution88
4Miguel Veloso12João Pereira
5Vukojević14Bernat
6Dragovic15Fuego
7Lens
Substitution83
16Paco Alcácer
Substitution60
11Ideye20Ricardo Costa (C)
20Gusev21Parejo
24Vida22Mathieu
27Makarenko24Míchel
Substitution67
90Belhanda
Substitution73
42Keita

Substitutes

23Rybka (GK)
Substitution54
13Guaita (GK)
9Bezus8Feghouli
Substitution67
Goal90+1
16Sydorchuk17Vargas
Substitution60
Goal79
19Garmash
Substitution73
19Barragán
Substitution88
22Kravets
Substitution83
28Cartabia
25Haruna30Portugués
34Khacheridi39Ruiz

Coaches

Oleh Blokhin (UKR) Juan Antonio Pizzi (ARG)

Referee

Liran Liany (ISR)

Press kits

Last updated: 20/02/2014 21:14 CET

Standings

 
  
Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 20.58CET

Valencia strike late against tiring Dynamo Kyiv

FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-2 Valencia CF
Just as a fairy-tale return for Olexandr Rybka was in the offing, the Spanish side struck twice in the last 11 minutes to take a first-leg lead.

Valencia CF will take a 2-0 lead into next week's UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg after Eduardo Vargas finally ended substitute Olexandr Rybka's resistance with 11 minutes remaining.

Former Ukraine No1 Rybka, making his first competitive appearance in over two years, looked like stealing the show as he made a string of fine stops amid mounting Valencia pressure in Nicosia. However, January signing Vargas had other ideas as the substitute escaped his marker and rose at the near post to nod in Daniel Parejo's corner. The Chile forward went close again three minutes later, cannoning a header against the upright, before fellow replacement Sofiane Feghouli's deflected effort gave the Liga outfit some breathing space.

The breakthrough came as Dynamo began to tire in the closing stages of what was their first competitive outing since they qualified for this round on 12 December. In the last 25 minutes Rybka made brilliant saves from Vargas and Seydou Keita, and a heavy first touch allowed him to scramble off his line to smother at the feet of Feghouli. The pressure eventually told in Cyprus, where the game was held due to the security situation in Kyiv, spoiling Rybka's comeback.

Indeed, chances had been at a premium before the Ukrainian club's first-choice custodian Olexandr Shovkovskiy, largely a spectator, pulled up as he collected the ball on the edge of his box minutes into the second period. Dynamo had opportunities, with Jeremain Lens unable to keep down his shot from an awkward bouncing cross straight after the interval. Ideye Brown also failed to connect from point-blank range later in the half – and moments later it was 1-0. Dynamo's disappointment was complete when Feghouli's wayward added-time strike ballooned off Domagoj Vida and over the committed Rybka.

Last updated: 22/02/14 0.01CET

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