Dynamo Kiev 2 Man United 4

Cristiano Ronaldo

Dy­namo Kiev 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 4, The Olympic Na­tion­al Sports Com­plex, UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Group Sta­ge, Oct­ober 23, 2007. Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Dy­namo Kiev 4-2 cour­tesy of a Cris­ti­ano Ron­aldo brace and goals from Rio Fer­dinand and Way­ne Rooney.

Man­chester Uni­ted, who had edged out Rome by 1-0 at Old Traf­ford in their pre­vi­ous group sta­ge mat­ch, went ahead as an un­marked Rio Fer­dinand head­ed ho­me a bril­liantly de­livered free-kick by Ry­an Gig­gs in the tenth min­ute of the clash be­fore Way­ne Roo­ney net­ted a sec­ond from clo­se ran­ge eight min­utes la­ter. Brazili­an mid­field man Dio­go Rincon ma­naged to re­duce the de­fi­cit for Dy­namo Kiev when he con­ver­ted a cor­ner three min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk, on­ly for Cris­ti­ano Ron­aldo to score a third goal for Man­chester Uni­ted wi­th just four min­utes re­maining of the fir­st ha­lf. And wi­th twenty-three min­utes gone of the sec­ond pe­riod, Ron­aldo com­pleted his brace from the spot af­ter Gor­an Gav­rancic had handled a cross by Car­los Tev­ez in his own pen­alty area. Is­mael Bangoura fou­nd the back of the net for Dy­namo Kiev twelve min­utes from time, but it was too late for The White-Blues to mount a ser­i­ous case for an equal­iser. Dy­namo Kiev Te­am: Aleksandr Shov­kovskiy, Pa­pe Diakhate, Gor­an Gav­rancic, An­driy Nes­machnyi, Atanda Yus­suf, Is­mael Bangoura, Car­los Cor­rea, Tiberiu Ghioane, Oleg Husyev, Dio­go Rincon, Mak­sim Shat­skikh. Sub­stitutes: Valentin Bialkevich, Vladis­lav Vashchuk, Badr El Kad­douri, Ruslan Rotan, Artem Milevskyi, Mar­jan Markovic, Oleksandr Ryb­ka. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Wes Bro­wn, John O’Shea, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Rio Fer­dinand, Ry­an Gig­gs, Oli­veira An­der­son, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Cris­ti­ano Ron­aldo, Way­ne Roo­ney, Car­los Tev­ez. Sub­stitutes: Ger­ard Pique, Lu­is Nani, Dan­ny Simp­son, Sean Evans, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Chris Eagles, To­masz Kuszczak.


Manchester United Quickfacts

Man­chester Uni­ted were held to a goal­less draw ag­ainst Dy­namo Kiev in front of over 60,000 people at the Olympic Sta­dium in the Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Group Sta­ge on the 18th of Septem­ber 2000.


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