After tying in regular time, Sparta Prague's and Dynamo Kyiv's penalty shootout rewarded the Ukrainians

26.07.2022 14:00


The first ranking game of the day for the 5th and 6th place saw the Tigers from Mexico defeat the English of Aston Villa for two goals to one in an exciting match. Next on the docket is Sparta Prague against Dynamo Kyiv, which will decide the 3rd and 4th spots. After beating the Tigers 4-0, the Czechs lost their 2019 final rematch with Palmeiras in the second game, thus missing their chance at another CEE Cup final. Dynamo Kyiv, on the other hand, squeaked by Aston Villa thanks to a penalty, but then tied against Slavia 2-2, which meant they barely failed to make it to the final. Today, both teams are sure to give it their all to win the bronze medal for themselves and their fans.

Perhaps for fear of conceding a goal or perhaps due to a lack of precision, but the fact is that the first half offered very little in terms of excitement. To say that it turned out to be an extremely cagey affair is possibly a bit of an understatement, but the truth is that it was so. The only moment of note came at the 25th, when Dynamo's corner kick gave the Sparta defense a bit of a scare after Cechal fumbled his attempt to grab the high ball, but fortunately the mistake did not favor the Ukrainians. The remaining fifteen minutes offered little more, and the half closed with a disappointing score of 0 to 0.

The second half was a completely different affair, though, as the teams began to open up more and chances started to finally arrive. An incursion into the box by Horbach at the 5th minute ended with a shot, but it was easily controlled by the keeper. At the 52nd, a cross into the box found Kremchanin, but his header went wide of the goal. Despite Dynamo's good moment, it was Sparta who found the goal two minutes later after Rozanek won a contrast in the midfield, ran towards the area and placed a nice pass into the middle of the box for Vitarigov, who squeezed between two defenders and beat the keeper! The Ukrainians tried to tie things up at the 60th with Kremchanin's header, but it was stopped by the keeper. Sparta's Kacer then got a yellow card at the 69th after an attacking foul inside the box.

At this point Dynamo started to really push forward and almost found a goal at the 72nd minute. The goal did arrive at the 77th, after a cross into the box was headed by Horbach towards Kremchanin, who scored by putting the ball between the keeper's legs! An attack by Sparta two minutes later ended with Rozanek going down inside the box after a contrast with the keeper, but the referee did not consider it to be a foul despite the protests of the Sparta players and bench. In the end, even with a full five minutes of injury time given, the result remained unchanged and so the teams headed to a penalty shootout.
The first to go was Sparta's captain, Starek, who scored. Next was Dynamo's Kremchanin, and he tied things up again. After Avramenko saved Hruska's penalty, Dynamo had a chance to take the lead with Balaba, but his shot went out. The next four penalties were all scored, first by Cettl, then by Horbach, and finally by Rozanek and Gusiev in quick succession. At that point, with the penalty score tied at 3-3, Rebibo's penalty was saved by Dynamo's keeper and, after Tsarenko scored the last one, Dynamo Kyiv was able to celebrate a hard fought victory.

After a flat first half, the match heated up in the second and both teams managed to score a goal each. Many will probably discuss the incident at the 79th minute, when Rozanek was taken down inside the box by Dynamo's keeper but the ref did not award a penalty. Perhaps this was karma's way of paying back the Ukrainians, who feel they were wronged with the decision to disallow their goal against Slavia. The bottom line is, however, that Dynamo's players were cooler headed when taking the penalties and they managed to come out on top. For Sparta, instead, a bitter taste must linger in their mouths, after failing to get their revenge on Palmeiras, to ultimately end up with a meager fourth place.
Tagy: 2022    sparta    dynamo kyiv    ukraine   

Match report CEE Cup 2022

CEE Cup 2022 - Ranking Games

AC Sparta Praha - FC Dynamo Kyiv 1:1 AET (0:0, 1:1) 3:4 PSO

#8, 26.07.2022 11:15 | Prague, Stadion Admira Praha Stadium

Referee: Barnabas DRABON (HUN) 1st Assistant referee: Kevin LINN (HUN)
2nd Assistant referee: Mikołaj OPIC (POL) 4th Official: Tamás KREITL (HUN)
AC Sparta Praha (4-5-1)
No. Pos. Player DoB YC RC
1 GK Matěj ČECHAL 01/02/2005
4 DF Josef STÁREK (c) 26/02/2004
8 MF Matyáš JEDLIČKA 19/06/2004
3 DF Jeremy REBIBO 03/10/2005
6 DF Ferdinand ŘÍHA 25/01/2005
15 MF Ondřej LILLING 31/10/2004
7 MF Jan FEIT 07/03/2006
17 MF Arsen VITARIGOV 18/04/2005
10 DF Enes OSMANI 13/02/2004
16 MF David BOHÁČ 15/08/2005
14 FW Karel ROŽÁNEK 22/03/2005 45'
22 GK Joeri HEERKENS 08/05/2006
18 DF Jan KAČER 05/01/2005 70'
2 DF Šimon TESAŘ 09/06/2006
19 MF Martin CETTL 07/04/2005
5 MF Filip KÁŽA 05/01/2005
11 MF Hynek HRUŠKA 28/02/2004
9 FW Daniel MICHL 10/02/2004
Team staff
Jan KOPÁŇKO (Head Coach)
Michal HLADÍK (Assistant Coach)
Jiří HLAVÁČ (Goalkeeper's Coach)
Lukáš MAREŠOVSKÝ (Physiotherapist)
Tomáš HAŠLER (Physical Trainer)
Josef KOTĚRA (Executive)
Karel LIEBL (Other)
No. Min. No. Min.
17 54'    
3 PSO Fail    
14 PSO Goal    
19 PSO Goal    
11 PSO Fail    
4 PSO Goal    
Out In Min.
10 18 68'
17 11 77'
15 19 77'
16 9 83'
FC Dynamo Kyiv (4-3-3)
No. Pos. Player DoB YC RC
12 GK Yurii AVRAMENKO (c) 21/01/2005
18 DF Yehor SYZONIUK 09/09/2005
28 DF Danil BILOKON 14/08/2005
3 DF Nazar BALABA 01/08/2022
16 DF Danila TSILYK 31/01/2005
11 MF Artem HROKHOLSKYI 12/05/2005
21 MF Maksym VASYLETS 15/08/2005
5 MF Nazar YANCHYSHYN 26/01/2005
19 FW Andrii MATKEVYCH 11/01/2005
36 FW Mykyta DZEN 09/03/2005 40'
13 FW Dmytrii KREMCHANIN 22/03/2005
1 GK Dmytro POHORILYI 11/12/2004
27 MF Maksym TETERIA 20/05/2004
14 FW Arsenii KILIEVYI 05/02/2004
17 DF Arsenii FILATOV 20/02/2004
8 DF Artem BENEDIUK 27/02/2004
4 DF Anton BOL 08/01/2003
20 DF Oleksiy GUSIEV 16/03/2005
6 MF Oleksandr YATSYK 03/01/2003
22 MF Roman SALENKO 18/05/2005
7 FW Artem SLESAR 12/12/2004
10 MF Anton TSARENKO 17/06/2004
9 FW Ihor HORBACH 27/05/2004
Team staff
Ihor KOSTIUK (Head Coach)
Sergii FEDOROV (Assistant Coach)
Oleh VENHLINSKYI (Assistant Coach)
Oleksandr MOROZ (Goalkeeper's Coach)
Yaroslav OSTROUSHKO (Physiotherapist)
Hennadii KOSTIUK (Physiotherapist)
Danylo ROMANOV (Physician)
Serhiy MOKHNYK (Executive)
Oleksandr BARABANOV (Other)
No. Min. No. Min.
13 77'    
20 PSO Goal    
9 PSO Goal    
3 PSO Fail    
13 PSO Goal    
10 PSO Goal    
Out In Min.
36 22 41'
21 9 41'
5 6 55'
11 10 55'
18 4 55'
16 20 62'
19 7 66'

CEE Cup 2022 - Ranking Games

AC Sparta Praha - FC Dynamo Kyiv 1:1 AET (0:0, 1:1) 3:4 PSO

#8, 26.07.2022 11:15 | Prague, Stadion Admira Praha Stadium


(C): Captain; HT: Half-time; FT: Full-time; ETHT: Extra time half time; AET: After extra time; PSO: Penalty shoot-out;

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