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Two-goal Lavezzi confirms PSG's progress in Kyiv

Published: Wednesday 21 November 2012, 22.40CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain FC
A goal either side of half-time from Ezequiel Lavezzi secured the visitors more than the point they required to advance from Group A.

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Dynamo KyivParis

Goals scored0
2
on target9
 
3
off target8
 
2
Corners6
 
1
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
15
Yellow cards4
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)52
 
48

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2013 21:17 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 21 November 2012, 22.40CET

Two-goal Lavezzi confirms PSG's progress in Kyiv

FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain FC
A goal either side of half-time from Ezequiel Lavezzi secured the visitors more than the point they required to advance from Group A.

Paris Saint-Germain FC will host FC Porto on matchday six to determine who finishes top of Group A after the Ligue 1 team confirmed their UEFA Champions League progress with a 2-0 triumph at FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Needing a point to join the Portuguese club in the last 16, Carlo Ancelotti's men earned all three in the Ukrainian capital courtesy of two goals – his first for PSG – in seven minutes either side of half-time from Ezequiel Lavezzi. Dynamo can at least console themselves with the knowledge that they are assured of a UEFA Europa League berth following Porto's 3-0 victory against GNK Dinamo Zagreb. 

Unimpressed by his charges' performance in losing to FC Metalurh Donetsk on Saturday, Oleh Blokhin promised supporters a "really motivated Dynamo". The initial signs were promising, as a lineup containing four changes harried and pressed their opponents in a bid to force an early breakthrough.

It was PSG, though, who enjoyed the first sight of goal when Alex, steaming in unmarked, headed wide Nenê's left-wing cross. Showing his class at the other end, the Brazil defender then snuffed out the danger as Ideye Brown prepared to pull the trigger.

With Dynamo maintaining their high-tempo approach, Oleh Gusev stung the palms of Salvatore Sirigu before forcing a smart save from the PSG keeper following Miguel Veloso's free-kick. From the rebound, and with the goal at his mercy, Denys Garmash lost his composure – it was a miss which would be ruthlessly punished.

Moments before the break, the hitherto quiet Zlatan Ibrahimović slipped in Lavezzi, who opened his PSG account with a cute chip over the outrushing Maxym Koval. It was the Swedish international's fifth assist of the group stage. Lavezzi, meanwhile, did not have to wait long for his second.

Yevhen Khacheridi claimed an unwanted assist this time, underhitting a back pass which was seized on by Blaise Matuidi. Seconds later the ball was in the back of Koval's unguarded net, via Lavezzi's tap-in. Dynamo huffed and puffed as they sought an unlikely comeback, with the backtracking Sirigu denying Dudu a goal on his UEFA Champions League debut, then repelling Lukman Haruna's low strike from just outside the area.

Sirigu frustrated Dudu again in the closing stages, beating out his angled drive, while Artem Milevskiy headed wide fellow substitute Andriy Yarmolenko's centre. Proof, if needed, that this was not Dynamo's night.

Last updated: 05/12/12 5.50CET

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Lineups

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

paris

Paris

35
KovalMaxym Koval (GK)
30
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
2
Danilo SilvaDanilo Silva
Yellow Card89
2
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva (C)
3
BetãoBetão
Yellow Card54
4
SissokoMohamed Sissoko
Yellow Card37
Substitution68
4
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
10
NenêNenê
Yellow Card85
Substitution87
11
IdeyeIdeye Brown
11
LavezziEzequiel Lavezzi
Goal45
Goal52
19
GarmashDenys Garmash
Substitution78
13
AlexAlex
20
GusevOleh Gusev (C)
Substitution67
14
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
Yellow Card30
25
HarunaLukman Haruna
Substitution67
17
MaxwellMaxwell
33
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
18
IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
34
KhacheridiYevhen Khacheridi
Yellow Card63
23
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
99
DuduDudu
24
VerrattiMarco Verratti
Yellow Card37
Substitution78

Substitutes

1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK)
1
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
5
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
3
SakhoMamadou Sakho
9
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
Substitution67
9
HoarauGuillaume Hoarau
10
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
Substitution67
Yellow Card87
20
ChantômeClément Chantôme
Substitution68
13
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
22
ArmandSylvain Armand
Substitution78
15
Marco RubenMarco Ruben
25
RabiotAdrien Rabiot
23
BogdanovAndriy Bogdanov
Substitution78
27
PastoreJavier Pastore
Substitution87

Coach

Oleh Blokhin (UKR) Carlo Ancelotti (ITA)

Referee

Wolfgang Stark (GER)

Assistant referees

Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER), Mike Pickel (GER)

Fourth official

Mark Borsch (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Felix Zwayer (GER), Tobias Welz (GER)

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