Dynamo Kiev 3 Paris St Germain 0 (Dynamo win 3-0 on aggregate)
Dynamo Kiev benefited from two goalkeeping gaffes by Mickael Landreau to ease past Paris St Germain tonight and qualify for the UEFA Cup semi-finals.
The tie was well-poised after last week’s goalless first leg at the Parc des Princes but PSG were no match for Dynamo seven days on – although the French side were not helped by a couple of costly clangers by Landreau.
Ismael Bangoura put the hosts ahead in the fourth minute and Landreau punched the ball into his own net soon after to leave PSG with a mountain to climb.
Worse was to come for the 11-times-capped France custodian, who spilled a free-kick to allow Ognjen Vukojevic to slot home Dynamo’s third just after the hour mark.
The Ukrainian league leaders progress to the last four where they will meet either Marseille or compatriots Shakhtar Donetsk.
The tie was as good as over after just 15 minutes of tonight’s match at a sold-out Valeri Lobanovskiy Stadium thanks to Dynamo’s blistering start.
PSG were run ragged in the opening stages and it was no surprise they conceded early on, Bangoura – who used to play in France for Le Mans – collecting Artem Milevskiy’s pass and firing a low, 20-yard shot into the corner.
In a rare foray from PSG, Clement Chantome flicked on a long throw-in and Peguy Luyindula glanced a header against the base of the post.
But the majority of the action was at the other end and in the 12th minute, Bangoura befuddled Sammy Traore before firing a fierce shot against the side-netting.
Landreau’s first calamitous mistake came three minutes later, allowing Dynamo to take a vice-like grip on proceedings.
Olexandr Aliyev’s cross was headed high into the air by Ceara and Landreau came off his line with the intention of punching clear. Instead, he misjudged the flight of the ball, which hit the back of his gloves and spun into his own net.
Before the half-time whistle, Landreau saved smartly from Aliyev and Milos Ninkovic as the hosts threatened to run riot.
PSG ended the first half well and started the second brightly too, Guillaume Hoarau heading Sylvain Armand’s cross over and Stephane Sessegnon driving a shot wide from 10 yards.
But their resistance ended in the 61st minute when Landreau made a meal of Aliyev’s free-kick, spilling the ball out to the feet of Vukojevic who tapped home into an empty net.
Dynamo ended up coasting to victory, leaving outplayed PSG with just the Ligue 1 title to play for this season.