2014/15 UEFA Europa League, 2014 First Round
  • Andriy Yarmolenko (40')
  • Artem Kravets (66')
  • Lukasz Teodorczyk (90'+2')
  • Raul Rusescu (89')

Dynamo Kiev 3-1 Steaua Bucuresti

Dynamo Kiev made it two wins out of two in the Europa League as they beat Steaua Bucharest 3-1 at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on Thursday night.
The Ukrainian cup holders dominated the first half and eventually took the lead through Andriy Yarmolenko's volley just before the break.
Artem Kravets' eighth goal of the season doubled that lead and although Raul Rusescu pulled a goal back, Lukasz Teodorczyk sealed the points in stoppage time to send Serhiy Rebrov's side top of Group J.
Dynamo almost got off to the perfect start but top-scorer Kravets struck the post from the edge of the area when presented with the chance to shoot after just four minutes.
Dynamo eventually broke Romanian resistance five minutes before the interval when Paul Papp was booked for bringing down Younes Belhanda outside the area.
The Moroccan international picked himself up and delivered a set piece straight from the training ground - clipping the ball over the defence for Yarmolenko to crash home a volley from 12-yards beyond a despairing Giedrius Arlauskis.
Kravets was presented with another chance just after the break but he failed to hit the target.
The striker made no mistake though with 25 minutes remaining, taking Yarmolenko's cute flick in his stride following Lens's low cross and stroking the ball home to give the home side some breathing space.
Steaua looked to have forced a nervy finish when Rusescu tapped home from Claudiu Keseru's knock-down, but the hosts broke in stoppage time and Teodorczyk slotted home from Yarmolenko's pass to ensure the points.


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