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October 24, 2012 7:45 PM BST
Estádio Do Dragão — Porto
Referee:‬ P. Kralovec‎
Attendance:‬ 29317‎
 
Top of the Match
Jackson Martínez
Jackson Martínez
Porto
Jackson Martínez
Jackson Martínez
Porto
Flop of the Match
Oleksander Shovkovski
Oleksander Shovkovski
Dynamo Kiev
Betão
Betão
Dynamo Kiev

Porto 3-2 Dynamo Kiev: Jackson Martinez double maintains 100% Group A record

The Portuguese side secured maximum points in dramatic style on Wednesday evening, thanks to their Colombian attacker

By Robin Bairner

Jackson Martinez - Porto
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Porto produced a 3-2 victory over Dynamo Kiev to maintain their perfect record in Champions League Group A.

Silvestre Varela’s blockbusting opener provided the first goal in a terrific match, which saw the Ukrainians respond when Oleh Gusyev glanced home a corner kick. Jackson Martinez put the Portuguese side back into the lead before the break, but Brown Ideye’s effort seemed that it may have decisive for the visitors. Nevertheless, Martinez popped up again to score the fifth goal of an enthralling encounter.

Coming into the match having already seen off Dinamo Zagreb and Paris Saint-Germain, the home side showed plenty of confidence in the early stages , yet they had offered only a limited threat in the early stages of the clash.  That changed spectacularly when Varela picked up a seemingly innocuous ball on the edge of the box and rifled home an unstoppable shot.

The Ukrainians had offered little threat to this point, aside from dangerous crosses from Miguel Veloso. From one such chance they drew level as a wicked in-swinging delivery was knocked home by Gusyev.

Although Porto struggled to puncture holes in their opponents, Martinez had already threatened with a shot off the crossbar, and it would be the attacker who broke the deadlock for them 10 minutes before the interval. James Rodriguez was the architect, sliding a neat ball through for the striker to knock home in a composed manner.

After the interval it was the erratic goalkeeping of Helton that offered Dynamo their greatest hope of a point, with the shot-stopper frequently showing nerves with slack punches from the crosses that were coming into his area.

Nevertheless, Helton’s most painful moment came as he conceded to Ideye, whose thumping effort cracked into the net off his face.

Porto had created only a couple of chances to secure the points before that moment, so there was not great hope of them finding a winning goal, yet it arrived shortly after the leveller. Martinez was the hero with a simple finish, tapping home after Lucho Gonzalez beat a ragged offside trap and squared the ball to his colleague.

Victory was expected for Porto, but the drama surrounding this success was not. Nevertheless, head coach Vítor Pereira can be delighted with the progress of his side, who look all-but certain to progress to the knockout stages once more.


Porto

1
Helton
Goalkeeper
3.00
-
Danilo
Defender
4.00
4
3.50
22
3.00
-
3.00
8
Lucho González
Midfielder
15′ 78′
4.00
-
Joao Moutinho
Midfielder
75′
2.50
10
3.00
25
Fernando
Midfielder
3.00
-
4.50
17
3.00

Dynamo Kiev

1.50
1
1.50
3
Betão
Defender
93′
2.00
-
2.00
3
Taye Taiwo
Defender
1.50
34
3.00
4
Miguel Veloso
Midfielder
21′ 94′
1.50
5
2.50
19
Denys Garmash
Midfielder
81′
2.50
20
Oleh Husyev
Midfielder
21′
2.50
9
3.00
11
B. Ideye
Striker
72′

Substitutes

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Fabiano
Goalkeeper
 - 
13
2.50
-
 - 
-
André Castro
Midfielder
 - 
35
Steven Defour
Midfielder
75′
2.50
-
Kléber
Striker
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
35
Maksym Koval
Goalkeeper
2.00
21
Niko Kranjcar
Midfielder
84′
 - 
-
 - 
25
 - 
18
Milos Ninkovic
Midfielder
 - 
14
 - 
-

Coach/Manager

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 - 

Coach/Manager

2.00
-
 
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