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UEFA Champions League
3 October 2012
• NSK Olimpijs'kyj, Kyiv (Kiev)
Referee: M. Atkinson
• Attendance: 47804
O. Husyev 3'
J. Pivarić 33' (own goal)
90' + 2'
And that's the game, as Bolokhin secures his first ever Champions League victory tonight! This will count as a vital win, as Paris Saint-Germain lost their encounter to Porto. Good night, this is Jeremy Lim signing off.
90' + 1'
Just the formalities of passing the ball around without haste, as Dynamo Kiev close off the match, confident in the fact that they have dealt the killing blow to Zagreb long ago.
Carrasco is caught offside, the hundredth Zagreb man to be found guilty of moving too soon tonight.
FYI, Porto have taken the lead at the Dragao. Kiev now stand to sit on equal standing with PSG, while Zagreb remain bottom on zero points.
The match slows to walking pace, as the minutes wind down.
Kranjcar has put in a solid shift for Dynamo this evening, the midfielder this time now breaking forward, bypassing his man before being crowded out by a Zagreb side content to sit back.
So if anyone needed confirmation Zagreb have thrown in the towel, it's to be found in the absolute lack of drive down the centre.
Dynamo Kiev has a massive 13-3 shot ratio to Zagreb's paltry record. Says it all about who was the more threatening on the night.
Yellow Card Ognjen Vukojevic
You have the feeling it's a bridge too far for Dinamo Zagreb now, with this defeat a crushing blow to their hopes of progression to the next stage. A well-fought game though, all that was lacking was a final ball.
CHANCE there for Brown! Veloso flights in a precise free-kick, and the Dynamo Kiev forward balloons his header over.
Over in Portugal, it's Porto 0-0 PSG still, in what has been a cracking, pretty even encounter so far.
For whatever reason, Tonel fails to take the ball of Brown, his mistimed clearance allowing the striker to go one-on-one with Keleva! Thankfully though, the keeper manages to get a touch as the ball went over him, and Tonel gratefully shepherds the ball out of the danger zone.
Yarmalenko has been subdued since he picked up that knock in the first half, but did well to pick up Veloso outside the penalty area. The midfielder proceeds to launch a stinging shot that goes wide!
No pressure on Shovkovskiy in gathering a Zagreb corners in succession. You have to feel for the Croatians, who truly have done everything right on the night. Well, life isn't fair.
....And scoring goals as well of course, both of which Dynamo Kiev have done expertly tonight.
Dynamo Kiev go that bit closer to routing their opponents! Brown picks up a searching pass into the box by that man Husyev, and drives it low at goal, requiring Keleva to go down left at full stretch! That's what counts there, testing the keeper!
Husyev warns Zagreb to keep on their toes at the back though, his left footed shot straight into the arms of Keleva there!
In that aspect, Dynamo have trumped the Croatians so far, recording 6 shots on target compared to the 3 of Cacic's men, 2 of which have been converted into goals of course.
You just feel Zagreb have to take their chances better. They've had plenty of pretty interchanges in and around Dynamo Kiev's box; if only they could get a shot or two off...
Play is looking awfully congested down the centre, as Zagreb and Dynamo resume their battles in midfield. Veloso has been a pillar of strength for the Ukrainians on the night!
Dynamo Kiev are looking to respond by probing the flanks. Zagreb will have to be particularly wary of Taiwo's marauding runs forward in this regard.
Yellow Card Denys Garmash
Shovkovskiy makes his first save of the night!! Cop attempts a thunderbolt of a shot from the edge of the box, although it was straight at the retired international keeper! A statement of intent, if anything.
Kelava is alert to pick up a tentative Taiwo ball into his box.
Both coaches have made changes, with Zagreb starting the brighter of the two, enjoying an early spell of possession.
And we get proceedings underway, as Zagreb look to level affairs!
Dynamo Kiev's icon, Andriy Shevchenko, retired from football in the summer to focus on a political career. By the looks of things tonight, Bolokhin isn't really missing the distinguished veteran.
In Champions League action elsewhere, the Man City-Borussia Dortmund blockbuster is still goalless, while Real Madrid lead 1-0 at Ajax.
Good news for Dynamo Kiev is that Porto-PSG is still goalless, ensuring that an invaluable win stands them in good stead for the rest of their group stage journey.
45' + 2'
Pot shots from Brown and Kranjcar, but they fail to get past the first man, as the referee blows a stop to the first half.
Coach Cacic will have a tough time rallying his men if they are to come out afresh in the second half, although from what they showed early on, it's not an impossibility pulling back from two goals down.
You can say what looks like the clincher from Bolokin's men has knocked the wind out of Dinamo Zagreb, who appear to have run out of ideas, as half-time looms.
Yarmolenko mishits an attempt from a Brown cross right at Keleva, as Zagreb creak at the back.
Yarmolenko picks up a knock, and limps off for treatment. It'd be a blow if the injury puts off his performance, as he's been integral in attacks for Dynamo Kiev so far.
Nothing quite has been going the Croatians way in the past 5 minutes, as a foray forward ends with the ball being circulated poorly and handed straight back to the hosts. You can just tell nerves are beginning to creep in.
Hard to say Dynamo Kiev deserve to be 2-0 up really, in what honestly has been an even affair so far. I guess you could say that's down to who took their chances better, and the hosts have earned top marks in that regard.
Own Goal Josip Pivarić
Oh dear me. Pivaric deflects the ball past his own keeper to double Dynamo Kiev's lead! A cross from Taiwo just rebounds off the defender's heel, leaving his keeper flat-footed.
AND RIGHT THERE! So so close, was Veloso, who stepped up to take a free-kick right outside the box! The dipping shot from the Portuguese was just tipped over by Keleva, who was alert for that!
The match is tipping in see-saw manner, as Dynamo try to stamp some of that early authority back into the game.
OOOHHH! Close call for Dynamo, who have Shovskovky to thank! Brozovic has a cut-back across blocked by the advancing keeper, as Zagreb narrowly miss a chance to equalise!
Exactly what the game needs, as Gusev tries to unlock Zagreb's defence with a little piece of skill. It doesn't quite come off, but you can't fault him for effort.
Despite the last few proceedings getting a little scrappy, Bolokin's side still have enjoyed a greater amount of possession than the visitors, as Yarmolenko wins a corner.
This time it's Dynamo Kiev to get flagged offside, as Taye Taiwo, on loan from AC Milan, fails to send Kranjcar away.
A floated attempt into the Dynamo Kiev box is easily cleared.
Some promising work down the right leads to Zagreb continue stamping their mark on the game, but an offside flag goes up in Dynamo Kiev's favour.
For the first time all match, you see Zagreb on the pitch, although it comes to nothing as defender Vida gives away a foul
Zagreb probing and probing in the opposition half. Sammir finally gets fed up and lets fly from the edge of the box, but it's blocked easily.
Yellow Card Tonel
Husev is taken down by Tonel, and the goalscorer falls rather theatrically. Yellow card, a bit harsh that.
Assist Ognjen Vukojevic
Goal Oleh Husyev
Vukojevic gets down the flank and whips in a cross, which is expertly met by Husyev, depositing expertly past a stunned Zagreb keeper!
The teams are getting tangled early in midfield, as they look to make the most out of the other outcome in the group on the night, when Porto host Paris Saint-Germain.
And we have kick-off!
Evening everyone, my name is Jeremy Lim, and I'll be rounding up the action between Dynamo Kiev and Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League!
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