Dnipro strike late in Portugal

Dnipro waited until Pacos Ferreira were tired of trying before scoring twice at the death to snatch a 2-0 Europa League win at the Estadio Capital do Movel.

Last Updated: 24/10/13 at 22:31 Post Comment

Bebe: Looks to get away from Ondrej Mazuch

Bebe: Looks to get away from Ondrej Mazuch

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Pacos Ferreira were searching for their first win in Group E but found visiting goalkeeper Denys Boyko an immovable object for most of the frustrating encounter.

Dnipro kept energy in reserve, and late smash-and-grab goals from Ruslan Rotan and Yevhen Konoplyanka booked them the second group victory they needed to stay in touch with Fiorentina.

Antonio Filipe was the first goalkeeper to get a feel of the ball. He caught Rotan's sighter before repelling Konoplyanka's snapshot from 12 yards.

Bebe came close to opening the scoring at the other end in the 16th minute but his shot from Jean Seri's free-kick brought a solid parry from Boyko.

Nikola Kalinic emerged as Dnipro's biggest threat before the break and, after his weak shot sailed over the bar, he sent Filipe sprawling with a close-range effort in the 34th minute.

Sergio Oliveira checked Boyko was still paying attention after half-time with a drilled effort that the Dnipro keeper had to punch away.

He would not get close to Rui Miguel, however, as the attacking midfielder headed Manuel Jose's free-kick over the bar.

Boyko was given another wake-up call when Ruben Ribeiro stung his palms with a rasping drive in the 74th minute.

Nine minutes later, Dnipro took the lead against the run of play.

Rotan was the beneficiary as Konoplyanka pulled the ball back from a short-corner routine to leave Filipe rooted to the spot.

He would not move far in the 86th minute either as the Ukrainians plundered a quickfire second before their hosts could reorganise.

Provider turned goalscorer as Konoplyanka caught the Portuguese defence cold at the end of a swift counter-attack.

He burst past two men on the left wing before cutting inside and poking the ball home to rubber-stamp the three points.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

There are no results at present.

Footer 365

Premier League: Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Dortmund deserved victory

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side were 'average' following their 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises side after Ludogorets win

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side's character as they battled to a late 2-1 win over Ludogorets.

Mail Box

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property