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Yarmolenko stars for Dynamo against Steaua

FC Dynamo Kyiv 3-1 FC Steaua Bucureşti
A first-half goal and two second-half assists from Andriy Yarmolenko earned Serhiy Rebrov's side a second victory in Group J.

Andriy Yarmolenko is congratulated after opening the scoring for Dynamo Kyiv
Andriy Yarmolenko is congratulated after opening the scoring for Dynamo Kyiv ©AFP/Getty Images

Dynamo record only second victory in six games against Steaua and first at home
Andriy Yarmolenko powers Dynamo ahead five minutes before interval
Yarmolenko turns provider for Artem Kravets and Lukasz Teodorczyk in second half
Raul Rusescu's 89th-minute effort only a consolation for Steaua
Next games: Aab v Dynamo Kyiv, Steaua v Rio Ave (23 October)

Andriy Yarmolenko, Artem Kravets and Lukasz Teodorczyk scored the goals as FC Dynamo Kyiv won 3-1 against FC Steaua Bucureşti to make it two wins from two in UEFA Europa League Group J.

Having struck nine times between them on matchday one, both sides started strongly, Kravets failing to poke the ball into the net after Jeremain Lens' cross from the left. Dynamo soon took control of possession and territory but, despite their pressure, Steaua goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis was not called into action until the 40th minute, when Younes Belhanda played a clever pass from a free-kick into the penalty area and home captain Yarmolenko volleyed in.

Before that, Lens had wasted a fine one-on-one chance and, at the other end, Olexandr Rybka had deflected Alexandru Chipciu's close-range attempt on to the crossbar. Soon after the interval, another rehearsed set-piece combination between Belhanda and Yarmolenko resulted in the latter's low shot forcing Arlauskis to save.

Though further chances went begging, Dynamo were two to the good midway through the second half, Yarmolenko teeing up Kravets for a first-time finish. Steaua briefly made the hosts sweat when Raul Rusescu pulled one back with a header, but Teodorczyk had the final word in added time.