Act. On 09/15/2021 at 00:10


Dynamo of Kiev and Benfica, who share a group with FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich, reaped a 0-0 draw on Tuesday Ukraine in a game with clear dominance of the Portuguese club, although the match could be taken in discount by the local team with a goal from the middle Shaparenko which was overruled in the review for offside.


Summary and goals of Dinamo Kiev - Benfica (0-0) match of matchday 1

Dynamo Kiev

Boyko; Kedziora, Zabarnyi, Syrota, Mykolenko; Tsygankov (Karavaev, 76 ‘), Sydorchuk, Shaparenko, De Pena (Verbic, 76’); Buyalskyy and Shkurin (Garmash, 60 ‘).


Vlachodimos; Otamendi, Vertonghen, Morato; Gilberto (Lazaro, 60 ‘), Joao Mario (Taarabt, 85’), Weigl, Grimaldo; Rafa Silva (Pizzi, 90 ‘), Yaremchuk (Núñez, 60’) and Everton (Radonjuc, 60 ‘).


Anthony Taylor (England). TA: Sydorchuk (52 ‘), Zabarnyi (73’), Garmash (82 ‘) / Rafa Silva (21’), Yaremchuk (44 ‘), Weigl (72’).


Match corresponding to the first day of the Champions League played at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev.

The Benfica came out with a 3-4-3, with the wings Grimaldo and Gilberto like lanes joining the attack. Jorge Jesus initially placed an old acquaintance from the Dynamo of Kiev, to the ukrainian striker Roman Yaremchuk, which this summer arrived in Lisbon from Ghent.

For their part, the Ukrainians of the experienced Romanian Mircea Lucescu placeholder image They came out with a 4-4-2, with the Uruguayan Carlos de la Pena, which in 2017 went through the Real Oviedo, as an offensive medium, and with the Belarusian Shkurin – player on loan from CSKA Moscow – as the main offensive asset.

The Benfica He went out to control the game and took control of the ball from the start, with special danger every time the ball reached the feet of the winger Rafa. The embodied media João Mário and Julian Weigl they imposed their law in the medullary with a possession at rest above seventy percent.

In the 33rd minute, the best chance of the first period, thanks to a ball steal from the Brazilian Evertonthough the shot was cleared down the middle Sydorchuk. In the last minutes there were also occasions for the “benfiquistas”, who failed to finish or Rafa neither Yaremchuk.

The second half started unchanged and the Benfica, despite the lofty dominance, it still had three centrals. The first clear came in the 46th minute after an internship by the former Barcelona player Alexander Grimaldo, who got to the bottom and focused so that Everton he will finish inside the area, although the ball went soft into the goalkeeper’s hands Boyko, who came to play in the Malaga in the 2016-2017 season.

In minute 54 there was one of the clearest occasions. Mess in the area Dynamo and finally the ball falls almost in the small area to Yaremchuk, who, at will, crashed into the body of the goalkeeper. And in the absence of 30 minutes, Jorge Jesus decided to move token with a triple change. The Uruguayan entered Darwin Nunez, Serbian Nemanja Radonjic and the Austrian on loan from the Inter de Milan, Valentino lazaro. They were leaving Yaremchuk, Gilberto and Everton.

Final scare for Benfica

For its part, Lucescu removed the offensive reference Shkurin and gave entrance to Denys Garmash, an offensive medium. He was trying to get rid of the Portuguese domain on Dynamo, but he barely managed it with some shy occasion, like the one that the Uruguayan had Carlos de la Pena in 66, although the shot went to the body of the Argentine central defender Otamendi.

However, in the last minutes, the protagonist of the meeting was the young Ukrainian half Shaparenko, international with the absolute of your country. In ’90, I shot the crossbar of the Dynamo that in the rejection forced Vlachodimos to make a masterful intervention. In the back corner, Shaparenko managed to pierce the goal of the Benfica, although the goal was canceled for offside. It was the only local push throughout the match, which ended with a scoreless draw, despite the visiting dominance.