Porto - A blunder by Iker Casillas helped
Dynamo Kiev seal a 2-0 win away to Porto in the Champions League which threw
Group G wide open on Tuesday and left the hosts in danger of missing out on the
Andriy Yarmolenko put the Ukrainian champions
ahead with a first-half penalty before the former Real Madrid goalkeeper
completely misjudged a weak Derlis Gonzalez shot in the 64th minute.
The Paraguayan forward, under pressure and
being forced wide by Giannelli Imbula, managed to get in a seemingly harmless
shot which Casillas tried to punch away with one hand, only to see the ball
loop into the air and land in the net.
Porto, previously unbeaten in all
competitions this season, had needed only a draw to qualify with a game to
spare but are now in danger of missing out as they visit Chelsea in their final
game probably needing to win.
Porto have 10 points from five games, the
same as Chelsea after their 4-0 win away to Maccabi Tel Aviv, and Kiev have
eight, with a final game at home to the eliminated and demoralised Israelis to
Porto were given a let-off in the 28th
minute with an astonishing double miss from the visitors.
Yarmolenko dinked in a cross from the right
to the unmarked Denys Garmash who headed against the post from six metres. The
ball rebounded to Junior Moraes, who prodded his shot wide with the whole goal
to aim at.
Kiev went in front seven minutes later when
Yarmolenko sent Casillas the wrong way from the spot after Imbula had fouled
Porto threatened to get back into the game
after halftime before Casillas's moment of misfortune which came just after he
had made a good save to deny Yarmolenko.
Gonzalez, who last season helped FC Basel
reach the last 16, shot wide just after his goal with Porto rocking.
Substitute Andre Andre hit the woodwork in
a late Porto flurry, but it was a weak response from the hosts who were jeered
off the field by a disgruntled Dragao crowd.