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The referee shows Roman Zozulya a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Yevhen Khacheridi goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Artem Milevskiy leaves the field to be replaced by Roman Zozulya.
Stijn Schaars takes a inswinging corner.
Artem Milevskiy takes a shot. Save by Sergio Romero.
Oleg Gusev takes a shot. Comfortable save by Sergio Romero.
Dirk Marcellis challenges Artem Milevskiy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Badr El Kaddouri takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Badr El Kaddouri.
Milos Ninkovic takes a shot. Sergio Romero makes a save.
Handball decision goes against Brett Holman. Free kick taken by Ebert Betao.
(AZ) makes a substitution, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson coming on for Maarten Martens. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson comes on in place of Rasmus Elm. Erik Falkenburg replaces Mauricio Jonathas.
Effort on goal by Artem Milevskiy from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Brett Holman crosses the ball, Pontus Wernbloom takes a shot. Maksym Koval makes a comfortable save.
Foul by Pontus Wernbloom on Maksym Koval, free kick awarded. Maksym Koval takes the free kick.
Goal scored by Artem Milevskiy from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dynamo Kiev 2-0 AZ.Assist on the goal came from Roman Eremenko.
Milos Ninkovic on for Ognjen Vukojevic.
Milos Ninkovic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andriy Yarmolenko.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Rasmus Elm.
Hector Moreno challenges Artem Milevskiy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Yevhen Khacheridi.
Taras Mykhalyk leaves the field to be replaced by Ayiila Yussuf.
Oleg Gusev challenges Stijn Schaars unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rasmus Elm takes the direct free kick.
Goal scored by Artem Milevskiy from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dynamo Kiev 1-0 AZ.
Corner taken by Rasmus Elm.
Artem Milevskiy takes a shot. Hector Moreno gets a block in.
Brett Holman fouled by Badr El Kaddouri, the ref awards a free kick. Brett Holman restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Artem Milevskiy. Free kick taken by Dirk Marcellis.
The offside flag is raised against Mauricio Jonathas. Indirect free kick taken by Leandro Leandro Almeida.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Artem Milevskiy by Dirk Marcellis. Roman Eremenko has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Sergio Romero.
Effort on goal by Andriy Yarmolenko from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Hector Moreno on Oleg Gusev. Badr El Kaddouri takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ebert Betao by Maarten Martens. Free kick taken by Badr El Kaddouri.
Oleg Gusev takes the inswinging corner, Andriy Yarmolenko takes a shot. Save by Sergio Romero.
Maarten Martens concedes a free kick for a foul on Ebert Betao. Strike comes in from Badr El Kaddouri from the free kick, Sergio Romero makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken by Oleg Gusev from the left by-line, Leandro Leandro Almeida produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Maarten Martens takes a shot. Maksym Koval makes a save.
Leandro Leandro Almeida fouled by Hector Moreno, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Badr El Kaddouri from left wing, clearance made by Kew Jaliens.
Corner taken by Badr El Kaddouri, Dirk Marcellis makes a clearance.
Centre by Yevhen Khacheridi.
Ognjen Vukojevic takes a shot. Sergio Romero makes a save.
Foul by Mauricio Jonathas on Leandro Leandro Almeida, free kick awarded. Leandro Leandro Almeida takes the direct free kick.
Andriy Yarmolenko takes a shot. Save by Sergio Romero.
The game kicks-off.
The referee blows for half time.
The second half has started.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Only victory matters for Dynamo
Dynamo Kiev dished out a nine-goal thumping at the weekend but would settle for the slenderest of victories on Thursday as they look to boost their hopes of reaching the last 32 of the Europa League.
Sunday's 9-0 win over over Illichevets Mariupol was a record-winning margin in the Ukrainian Premier League and the perfect preparation for a key European date with Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar.
The sides are separated by just one point in Group E, with Dynamo's crucial 2-1 win over AZ last time out lifting them into second place behind group leaders BATE Borisov.
Bottom side FC Sheriff are also just a point off Dynamo in a congested group, and any slip at this stage could prove decisive in the final shake-up.
Dynamo's caretaker coach Oleg Luzhny, who replaced Valeri Gazzaev after he stood down following the 2-0 defeat at Sheriff on October 1, has presided over a good run of form that has brought three straight wins in the Ukrainian top flight.
And the former Arsenal full-back is in confident mood ahead of Thursday night's game at the Valeriy Lobanovskiy Stadium, saying: "We expect only victory.
"The first game in Alkmaar was for us very demanding. We had no margin for error, we had to win. The guys, of course, were a little worried, but most importantly we got the result."
Winning the away fixture in Alkmaar marks out Dynamo as clear favourites on home turf, but Luzhny still believes AZ could have a say in the final outcome.
"From our three rivals in the group, AZ looks stronger than the others," he admitted.
The Dynamo coach has an injury concern over Brazilian striker Guilherme, who picked up a problem in training on Tuesday. Captain Andriy Shevchenko came through the session without trouble after a spell on the sidelines, although the veteran striker is unlikely to manage the full 90 minutes.
Visitors AZ will need to reverse an alarming slump of form on their European travels if they are to pick up three vital points.
Gertjan Verbeek's men have lost their last three European games and are without a win away from home in UEFA competition for eight matches, dating back to September 2007.
Life in the Eredivisie is much more pleasurable, however, with a 2-1 win over Feyenoord at the weekend AZ's sixth victory in seven games.
Milevskiy is Kiev`s dynamo
Artem Milevskiy was the hero as Dynamo Kiev gave their hopes of reaching the last 32 of the Europa League a huge lift thanks to a convincing 2-0 victory over lacklustre AZ Alkmaar.
Milevskiy scored in the 2-1 victory over AZ in Holland last time out and was once again the scourge of Gertjan Verbeek's men with a goal in either half tonight which moves the Ukrainian side four points clear in second place in Group E.
AZ's third loss in four games leaves their hopes of reaching the knockout phase hanging by a thread, and they will need to win their final two games to have any chance of progressing alongside group winners BATE Borisov, who defeated FC Sheriff in the night's other Group E game.
Dynamo shaded a rather listless first period, with AZ goalkeeper Sergio Romero kept more occupied than his opposite number Maksym Koval.
Romero's first intervention arrived on eight minutes when Ognjen Vukojevic unleashed an effort from inside the area that drew a smart parry.
AZ's best chance of the half came 10 minutes later when Maarten Martens' drilled effort brought the best out of Koval, but that was as good as it got for the Dutch visitors in a cagey opening half.
The in-form Milevskiy, who scored four goals as Dynamo thrashed Illichevets Mariupol 9-0 in the Ukrainian Premier League on Sunday, looked the man most likely to make the breakthrough as the half wore on and went close after 21 minutes, his shot bringing another stop from Romero.
And the Ukraine international went close again before the interval, his right-footed effort deflected to safety by Hector Moreno's last-ditch block.
The match quickly sparked into life at the start of the second half, however, Milevskiy continuing his good form with a low finish from inside the six-yard box.
The hosts doubled their advantage just after the hour mark when Roman Eremenko sent over an inviting cross from the left wing which the alert Milevskiy tucked home with confidence from close range.
Milevskiy went close to completing his hat-trick with 19 minutes remaining with a low shot that just went the wrong side of the upright.
Milos Ninkovic, Oleg Gusev and Milevskiy once more came close to adding to the scoring as Dynamo rammed home their superiority in the final minutes, but Romero denied all three to ensure the final scoreline retained an air of respectability.
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