Stroll into Semi-final

Stroll into Semi-final

By getting a convincing victory over their Crimean opponents, the White-Blues made it one step closer and strolled into the last 4 of the domestic Cup.

In Kyiv, Tavriya proved their reputation of sitting back in the defense and mischievous tradition of poor away display was not broken. As early as on 2 minutes, their defense was shattered and Bangoura headed in a cross from the flank.

The current Cup holders did not quicken their pace here, creating no tension near the opponents’ goal. Bangoura and Marković had some dangerous efforts on goals, but it was Husyev who sent in a second. The footballer, who seems to have regained his previous top conditions, whipped in a fierce tricky shot, with the keeper Kozachenko predicting the route yet failing to make a save.

Things were looking even more optimistic after Husyev was fouled in the area and Bangoura made no mistake when sending a penalty kick. Dynamo now needed another goal to avoid a last-minute surprise, which could have ruined semi-final hopes. There had been more than enough chances, with Milevskyy being best at squandering. Such negligence could cost a lot.

And it nearly did. Lutsenko parried Homenyuk’s 8-meter volley and Gavrančić, unusually adept this time around, prevented Kovpak from pulling a rebound into the net.

The final whistle sent the Kyiv squad into the next Cup stage. The White-Blues pulled their guts together to show who is who in the tie. We Are Stronger! We Move On!

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