Dynamo Kiev
No. Name
  1 Oleksandr Shovkovskiy
  3 Sergiy Fedorov
  26 Andriy Nesmachniy
  32 Goran Gavrancic
  6 Yuri Dmytrulin
  33' 35  Goran Sablic
  8 Valentin Belkevich  64'
  36 Jerko Leko
  17 Tiberiu Ghioane
  79' 2  Aleksandr Khatskevitch
  11 Georgi Peev
  16 Maksim Shatskikh  27'
  20 Oleg Gusev
  64' 15  Diogo Rincon
  21 Vitaliy Reva
  9 Badr El Kaddouri
  18 Roberto Nanni
  25 Artem Milevskiy
  • 27
    • Maksim Shatskikh Goal
  • 33
    • On: Goran Sablic | Off: Yuri Dmytrulin
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 61
    • On: Patrick Vieira | Off: Edu
  • 64
    • Valentin Belkevich Goal
  • 64
    • On: Diogo Rincon | Off: Oleg Gusev
  • 74
    • On: Nwankwo Kanu | Off: Gilberto Silva
  • 74
    • On: Freddie Ljungberg | Off: Ray Parlour
  • 79
    • On: Aleksandr Khatskevitch | Off: Tiberiu Ghioane
  • 80
    • Thierry Henry Goal
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
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Match Commentary

90' The Gunners now staring an early exit in the face. They're rock bottom of Group B with one point from three matches, with Inter and Dynamo level on six points and tonight's surprise Lokomotiv on four.
90' Indeed it is. Kiev survive and Arsenal go down to a second defeat in Europe. 2-1 the final score
90' Ljungberg stumbles after Toure had released him in the box... last chance?
90' Sablic happy to hammer it anywhere with a minute to go
90' Kiev in total panic as Toure smashes against the bar after Shovkovskiy had spilt Henry's shot from the left. So close for Arsenal
90' Shovkovskiy is there to block as Kanu sneaks clear at the near post to hit first time
90' Gunners laying siege as Gavrancic blocks another Pires raid
90' Four minutes to be added but Pires again fires too low at the near post
90' Into the last minute and Toure forces a corner. Lehmann's up but his opposite number punches clear. Pires wins another corner as we go into injury time
89' Sablic wrestles with Kanu - Arsenal freekick on the right. Pires takes but Khatskevitch heads clear at the near post
88' Great ball from Rincon. Campbell looks favourite but Shatskikh gets to it first, sending a screaming left-footer just wide across the face of goal.
87' Federov hoofs clear as the pressure builds
86' Still hope for the Gunners with Kiev retreating ever deeper
85' Kanu nods on for Henry. Another lay-off and this time Wiltord smashes right-footed from outside the box. But straight at the keeper
84' Cole is far too hasty in swiping right-footed after Henry's little lay-off in the box. The ball slides wide
83' Rincon blazes over after Toure's poor effort to clear Belkevich's cross. Flag may have been up against Shatskikh though
82' Pires nudges a freekick forward into the box but with no obvious target. Shovkovskiy collects
81' Khatskevitch is on for Gioane meanwhile
81' A simple tap-in past the stranded keeper but Arsenal don't need perfect goals tonight
80' At last! Kanu gets to the byline and Henry finishes from point-blank range after Pires' ball inside. A first goal and hope for the Gunners at 1-2
79' Corner to Arsenal. Pires takes from the right but Campbell times his jump wrong, heading well wide
77' Belkevich takes from the left but Toure heads away. Peev swipes a cross from wide on the right but Lehmann is able to gather
76' Shovkovskiy out to punch the resulting corner and Kiev can clear. Toure climbs on Shatskikh. Freekick to Kiev
75' Arsenal freekick deep on the Kiev left. Pires lofts it to the far post where Gavrancic heads behind under pressure from Vieira and Campbell
73' On come Kanu and Ljungberg for Gilberto and Parlour
72' Shatskikh skies one from the near post - Toure doing just enough to distract the striker
71' Acres of space at the back though as Belkevich sets off on another burst. Rincon plays a loose ball though and Campbell lets it through to Lehmann
70' Gunners forcing the pace at last. Lauren down the right but Shovkovskiy gets a foot to Wiltord's shot. Their best effort and the Kiev keeper's first real save
68' Nesmachniyi robs Parlour to launch another Kiev break. Leko gets caught in possession though after Rincon and Shatskikh had combined well
67' Now Lauren gets forward but keeper Shovkovskiy scoops up a rather aimless cross. No-one attacking the near post
66' Cole has another burst towards the box but is quickly repelled
65' Menawhile Diogo Rincon is on for Gusev
64' Absolute horror show from the Arsenal keeper - his first clearance was too soft and caught Campbell out. Kiev men were onto it in a flash and just as the Gunners were looking more solid, the worst comes to pass
63' Lehmann comes out to clear but it's disaster time. Shatskikh pounces on the first clearance and Belkevich is there to pick up the pieces and ram the second into an empty goal from 25 yards. 2-0 Kiev
62' Wiltord is offside as Toure delays his pass a fraction too long after another surge from the back through midfield
62' Here comes Vieira - on for Edu
61' Looks like Vieira's going to get his half hour. Meanwhile, skipping stuff from Cole gives Pires a shooting chance - a hurried toe-poker just wide of goal
60' Lehmann rather flaps but Peev's instant shot from the far side is well over
59' Cole wins a freekick on the left but again Shovkovskiy rises to take. Quick throw for Shatskikh to chase but Parlour's back. Corner to Kiev
57' Shovkovskiy comes out to claim as Henry slides a return ball through for Toure to chase after a surging run from the centre-half
56' Henry looking frustrated as the referee blows against him for handball as he tries to round Federov
55' Campbell's slip allows Belkevich to have a go from long range as Arsenal sleep - Lehmann happy to see the shot rise over
54' Shovkovskiy rises to take Henry's corner easily in the six-yard box.
53' Foul by Gavrancic on Pires wide out. Henry rises at the far post and heads straight at Shovkovskiy from point-blank range. Kiev have to hook it behind but Toure was waiting for a knockdown there
52' Pires hits too deep, forcing Wiltord to take it back. Campbell stays upfield but fouls Peev is jumping for the high ball forward
51' Edu finds Wiltord, Arsenal right, to win a corner
50' Now Gilberto has to pump it clear. Kiev build again but Belkevich can't control his volley from the left of goal and the ball sails high over
49' Kiev force a corner down the left now. Federov takes an airshot as Belkevich's delivery misses everyone... Toure hooks behind
47' Nesmachniyi flies in on Parlour out wide. Freekick Arsenal. Great pass from Edu finds Cole sprinting into the box, but the fullback lashes at it and the ball slices high and wide
47' Peev makes an early burst but Campbell is back to marshal the ball out for a goalkick... not before an uneccessary intervention from Lehmann, who seems to 'want some'
46' Back underway as ref Plautz - think I called him Klautz earlier - restarts the game. No changes at half-time as Wenger keeps Vieira and Ljungberg on the bench
45' And that's the last hit of the half. The Gunners still goalless and, it seems, rudderless without Vieira. 1-0 to Kiev at the break
45' One minute to be added. No better time for Arsenal to win another corner. Pires' first effort is poor but Ghioane concedes another. Shovkovskiy punches it half-clear but Parlour scuffs his shot badly wide
45' Parlour has to tidy up on the far side as Peev's cross from the left causes uncertainty in the Arsenal rearguard
44' Arsenal press again but Toure catches Gavrancic with a high boot in the Kiev box
43' Pires takes and Edu does poorly with a free header, planting it into the ground and making the save easy for Shovkovskiy, not that the keeper wasn't anxious to make the most of it with a Hollywood dive
42' Cole probes down the Gunners' left this time, drawing a freekick
41' Lauren rises to head away from Nesmachniyi on the Kiev left. Arsenal recover possession for Lehmann to slam it clear
40' Ghionane beats Pires at the near post but the ball skids off his head across goal - just out of Campbell's reach. Goal kick to Kiev
40' This time Lehmann is up to claim Belkevich's corner. Arsenal quickly upfield where Wiltord smartly wins a corner
39' Federov's curler is hooked behind by Campbell
38' Gilberto and Lauren get back to halt Belkevich's surge down the left. Kiev build again and Pires brings Leko down, 25 yards out on the right
37' Ghioane probes now. Nesmachniyi finds Shatskikh but the shot goes straight at Lehmann
36' ...Which heads straight to Lehmann
35' Cole flies in to up-end Peev wide in midfield. He seemed to win the ball first but it's a Kiev freekick
34' Meanwhile Sablic has replaced the hobbling defender Dmytrulin
33' Corner goes far post where Ghiona forces Lehmann to tip over. This time the German is up to claim the deep ball from Belkevich
32' Now Cole has to hook it behind as Shatskikh gets close to the near-post ball.
30' At least that brought a little respite though. The Gunners sorely missing skipper Vieira
29' Henry and Gilberto have to head clear before Edu finally ends the siege. Henry sprints into the box from the left but slips a la Beckham as he takes aim to hook his shot wide
28' Gunners wanted offside but no sign of a flag there. Now Peev gets a corner off Cole
27' Kiev clear the corner. Mix up between Edu and Gilberto allows Leko to swipe at goal. Two ricochets and Shatskikh is there to ram home a chaotic opening goal. 1-0 Dynamo
25' Great block denies the surging Lauren after excellent passing and movement from Henry and Wiltord
24' Lehmann comes out to mis-hit a clearance but, fortunately for the German stopper, Gusev's attempted lob goes straight into his hands as he recovers his position
23' ...To the far side where Leko fires wildly over the bar
22' Shatskikh gets behind Campbell but the England man is strong enough to get back to give away the corner
21' Peev just gets a foot in to deny Pires a shooting chance after Henry's lay-off inside the box
20' Toure has to concede a throw as Gusev pressures, but Dynamo slip offside
19' ...which Ghioane hooks away from the edge of the box
18' Lauren is fouled out wide. Pires takes right-footed: hooked back for Parlour to drive. Deflected behind for a corner
17' Pires gets past Leko and Peev on the Arsenal left but his ball towards Henry is easily blocked
15' Offside flag against Peev breaks Dynamo's latest attack. All hands to the pumps for Arsenal with Wiltord getting back to help his defence
14' Parlour's ambitious long-range shot is well wide. A waste of a good break from Arsenal after Cole had released Pires with a great ball down the left
13' Nice shimmy from Peev takes him inside leftback Cole, but his lofted ball only finds Lehmann advancing to catch
11' That was Gusev's bicycle kick... The Gunners were hoping for a quiet opening but this game is already too stretched for their liking.
10' Cole hoofs clear but more home pressure brings a corner... Bedlam in the Arsenal box as Shatskikh has another go at the near post before a flying overhead follow-up. Gunners escape
9' The home side quickly recover though as Shatskikh cuts in from the right to bring a great one-handed save from Lehmann
9' Henry's delivery headed behind. The third corner comes in and Pires nods onto the bar. Dynamo stunned but manage to clear
8' Pires takes on the right. Ghioane heads clear but Arsenal win another on the left flank now
7' Confusion at the back from Dynamo gifts the Gunners a corner
6' Shatskikh fouls Edu in midfield as Federov plays it up from the back
5' Keeper Shovkovskiy hoofs clear under pressure as Henry chases after the backpass
4' Pires, back to goal, is quickly closed down on the edge of the Dynamo box after passes between Edu and Wiltord
4' First threat from Dynamo as Ghioane breaks rapidly on the left flank. A scramble in the box but Toure is there to clear up
3' Similar stuff from a Gunners freekick on the right. This time Pires forces a throw
2' Arsenal patient - Pires rolls it back to Edu and it's soon at the feet of keeper Lehmann
2' Long ball aimed for Gusev but Campbell can watch it roll out of play for a Gunners throw this time
1' Dynamo probe down the right as Edu concedes a throw
- A raucous welcome for the sides... Referee Klautz gets us underway
- Dynamo Kiev: Shovkovskiy, Fedorov, Dmytrulin, Belkevich, Peev, Shatskikh, Ghioane, Gusev, Nesmachnyi, Gavrancic, Leko. Subs: Reva, Khatskevitch, El Kaddouri, Rincon, Nanni, Milevski, Sablic.
- Arsenal: Lehmann, Cole, Lauren, Campbell, Toure, Edu, Silva, Parlour, Pires, Henry, Wiltord. Subs: Stack, Vieira, Ljungberg, Cygan, Clichy, Kanu, Hoyte.
- The Gunners have left skipper Patrick Vieira on the bench, meaning a Brazilian central midfield duo of Edu and Gilberto Silva. Teams to follow...
- Arsenal's Champions League season needs to start here - they need a win in the icy wastes of Kiev.

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