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1 vs 0
Played
February 20, 2014 1:00 PM EST
Dnipro Arena — Dnipropetrovs'k
Referee:‬ Antonio Mateu‎
Attendance:‬ 22356‎
 
81′ (PG) Yevhen Konoplyanka
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Dnipro 1-0 Spurs

Goal was on hand to see a defensively shaky Spurs struggle in Ukraine, with talented winger Yevhen Konoplyanka scoring once and tormenting the visitors' back line throughout

By Simon Harrison

  • Denis Boyko
    0
    0
    3.00

    Denis Boyko

    Made several solid saves, and was quick off his line to command his area. Almost gifted Soldado a first-half goal.

  • Ondrej Mazuch
    0
    0
    3.50

    Ondrej Mazuch

    A constant threat in Spurs' penalty area, as well as putting his body on the line to make two important blocks.

  • Evgeniy Cheberyachko
    0
    0
    3.00

    Evgeniy Cheberyachko

    Helped to keep Soldado quiet, and was also a target in the opposition penalty area.

  • Ivan Strinic
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ivan Strinic

    A solid performance from the left back, who kept Townsend relatively quiet, forcing the English winger into plenty of shots from range.

  • Artem Fedetskiy
    0
    0
    3.00

    Artem Fedetskiy

    Spurned a great chance in the dying stages of the game, but put in an energetic performance, keeping Chadli very quiet.

  • Jaba Kankava
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jaba Kankava

    Did well as part of the screen in front of the Dnipro defense, making things tight in the center of the park and suffocating the channels for Paulinho and Soldado.

  • Giuliano
    0
    0
    3.00

    Giuliano

    Caused plenty of problems in the second half, but lacked a killer touch, taking too long to make his decisions.

  • Yevhen Konoplyanka
    0
    1
    4.00

    Yevhen Konoplyanka Top of the Match

    The best player on the field by a long way, as the Ukraine international netting the game's only goal from the penalty spot, as well as ghosting past Spurs defenders with unbelievable regularity.

  • Ruslan Rotan
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ruslan Rotan

    His shooting from range was poor, but the midfielder's set-piece deliveries were testing for the visitors.

  • Roman Zozulya
    0
    0
    3.50

    Roman Zozulya

    Rightly booked for attempting a dive in the penalty area, but caused plenty of problems in behind. Stuck the post with a late header.

  • Leite Nascimento Matheus
    0
    0
    3.50

    Leite Nascimento Matheus

    Dawson and Vertonghen couldn't deal with the pace and intensity of the Brazilian, who raced through on goal, winning Dnipro's penalty after being fouled by Vertonghen.

Substitutions

  • Denis Kulakov
    0
    0

    Denis Kulakov

    A late replacement for Matheus.

  • Sergey Politylo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sergey Politylo

    The substitute injected fresh legs into an attack which needed them, and provided a good through ball to release Matheus in the build up for the penalty.

  • Brad Friedel
    0
    0
    3.00

    Brad Friedel

    Made several important saves to deny the likes of Matheus, and prevented Spurs from conceding heavily.

  • Danny Rose
    0
    0
    2.50

    Danny Rose

    Went missing defensively in the first half, as his positioning allowed for plenty of runners to get in behind. Fought in the second half, putting himself about more.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jan Vertonghen Flop of the Match

    Tugged down Matheus for the Dnipro penalty, as he couldn't handle the intensity and pace that the hosts' front line had to offer.

  • Kyle Naughton
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kyle Naughton

    Did well in the first half, but couldn't deal with Konoplyanka in the second half, with the 24-year-old embarrassing the Englishman on several occasions.

  • Michael Dawson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Michael Dawson

    Made a great block to deny Zozulya in the final few minutes, but was at fault for plenty of Dnipro half chances. Not a convincing showing.

  • Paulinho
    0
    0
    3.00

    Paulinho

    A physical, battling performance from the Brazilian, who held his own in midfield and linked up well with Soldado throughout.

  • Etienne Capoue
    0
    0
    2.50

    Etienne Capoue

    Midfield was bypassed throughout, with the Frenchman struggling at times due to his lack of pace.

  • Andros Townsend
    0
    1
    3.00

    Andros Townsend

    Spurs' brightest player for long periods, with his willingness to run at Strinic, as well as to cut inside and test Boyko.

  • Nacer Chadli
    0
    0
    2.00

    Nacer Chadli

    Spurned one good chance in the first half, but was otherwise very quiet.

  • Nabil Bentaleb
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nabil Bentaleb

    A subdued game from the youngster, as the midfield third was often bypassed by the quick transitions. The end-to-end style didn't suit him.

  • Roberto Soldado
    0
    0
    2.50

    Roberto Soldado

    Missed one of the best chances of the game, turning a Paulinho cross over an open goal from eight yards out. Looked good in flashes, but should have scored.

Substitutions

  • Christian Eriksen
    0
    0
    3.00

    Christian Eriksen

    Scored with nearly his first touch, but was unlucky to see the goal ruled out for offside. Offered quality deliveries.

  • Harry Kane
    0
    0
    2.50

    Harry Kane

    Worked hard after coming off the bench, playing on the shoulder of his marker and trying to get in behind. Didn't have many chances.

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