UEFA Champions League

October 19, 2004

Full-time

Real Madrid

1 - 0

Dynamo Kiev

Group B

18:45 +00:00, October 19, 2004

Santiago Bernabeu, Spain

Referee: Gilles Veissiere

  • 95'

    That brings proceedings to a close here - sorry if you tuned in to see the English teams in livecom action, circumstances beyond our control and all that... At least you've seen the only goal by an Englishman in Europe tonight! Goodnight.

  • 95'

    Real Madrid started like a house on fire - and deservedly took the lead through Owen's first goal in the white shirt. However, Kiev are a good side and were never out of the game. Rincorn and Kleber spurned good chances, and Casillas was in good form to deny several chances. Ronaldo and Solari nearly finished the match off, but it remained one nil right 'till the end. Not the greatest of performances, but a vital win for Real all the same.

  • 94'

    The FINAL WHISTLE blows - 1-0 to Real Madrid thanks to Michael Owen's close range goal in the first half.

  • 94'

    After a goul mouth scramble the ball is cleared!

  • 94'

    Foul by Solari - it's now or never for the Ukranians. On the right hand side of the area...the keeper is forward...

  • 93'

    Kieve are exerting some late pressure, with a throw in deep in Real territory.

  • 92'

    Real pump the ball into the corner - not long now...

  • 91'

    Zidane is putting in tackles all over the place - he has lead from the front this evening. Real are longing for that whistle!

  • 90'

    We're into added time - can Kiev salvage a late point and ruin Madrid's night?? They are pressing forward in numbers.

  • 89'

    Zidane's flick from a Guti set piece goes behind for a goal kick. Real are looking more comfortable but there are three minutes of stoppage time to be played...

  • 88'

    A pathetic, piddling drive by Roberto Carlos does n't trouble anyone.

  • 88'

    Free kick right on the edge of the area...

  • 87'

    After a driving run by Solari, Shovkovskiy saves very well.

  • 87'

    Ghioane, he of the bad left foot, has gone off for Kiev to be replaced by Peev. Helguera is hobbling meanwhile.

  • 85'

    Michael Owen must be getting excited on the bench - the headlines are his if the scoreline stays like this.

  • 84'

    Roberto Carlos drives one across the face of goal and it nearly lands at the feet of Raul. Carlos usually does better from that sort of range. 5 minutes left...

  • 83'

    Real are keeping the ball well, just what they need to do.

  • 82'

    Debatable offside against Morientes. He hasn't had a look in yet.

  • 81'

    The final ten minutes are upon us and it's Dynamo who look the more likely scorers. Don't write off Real though!

  • 81'

    Casillas fluffs a corner but the ball flies over the bar. Lucky, lucky Real. They are hanging on!

  • 79'

    Another change for Real Madrid. Ronaldo off for Morientes, the champions league specialist. The fresh legs will help Real.

  • 77'

    It's nail-biting stuff now for Real fans - the midfield have disappeared and Dynamo are attacking with ease. Real need to sort it out, and sharpish!

  • 76'

    What a save from Casillas, again - Kleber fires one in but the keeper is equal to it at point blank range. Corner to Dynamo.

  • 75'

    Belkevich on for Rincorn - will it make any difference as Kiev press for a point?

  • 74'

    Raul curls one over from 18 yards - he has been influential tonight without having supllied any decent final product.

  • 73'

    Solari is having a blinder on the left, he keeps beating his man. Oops, just as I say that he goes and gives tha ball away needlessly.

  • 72'

    Solari whips an awesome ball across the face of goal. Raul lifts it over from 2 yards out. Under pressure, it was still a horrible miss by the skipper.

  • 70'

    Corner to Dynamo, Gavrancic loops a header over the top.

  • 70'

    Raul falls over the ball after a neat trick on the edge of the box. Real have lost their attacking edge - Zidane is having to do a lot of tracking back.

  • 68'

    Solari can't pick out a man with his cross. Real are in for a tense closing twenty minutes. Cernat has come on and is looking hungry for goals.

  • 67'

    Owen has had a quiet evening but has grabbed that all important goal. There's 25 minutes left - will he grab the headlines as well?

  • 66'

    Owen is off. Not red carded, but substituted for Celades. Raul will move up front, you feel.

  • 65'

    Raul misses the ball when a yard out - but nevertheless he was offside and it wouldn't have counted.

  • 64'

    It's another corner. Owen was lurking just by that Raul cross.

  • 63'

    Ronaldo to Raul...a great cross and some great defending from El Kaddouri results in a corner. Nearly an own goal in all truth by the defender.

  • 62'

    Real are holding out - and Ronaldo is looking dangerous on the break.

  • 60'

    The rain is clearly causing some problems for the keepers, as Casillas in particular is mis-handling a lot.

  • 59'

    Shatskikh's shot is deflected over after Ronaldo's run on goal is only halted by the referee's whistle for a foul.

  • 59'

    Kiev cause panic in the Real defence - blocks are being made left, right and centre.

  • 57'

    Yussuf fires a shot into Casillas' arms. Kiev are on top, no doubt about that.

  • 56'

    After some anxious moments for Ronaldo, and his wife (!) Kiev press forward and Kleber should do better with his touch when through on goal.

  • 55'

    Oh dear! Ronaldo obviously has some bad karma or something. Another shot has struck him in the never regions. Goldenballs looks on from the stands laughing. It's not that funny, Becks!

  • 54'

    The game has come to life. Fre kick to Kiev on the edge of the opposition area. Gavrancic to ake it.

  • 53'

    Ronaldo weaves some magic and fires a shot in from close range, forcing a fine save from the Kiev number 1. Corner. Could have been two nil easily.

  • 52'

    Casillas's fists a low cross to Ghioane but he flashes his shot towards the corner flag.

  • 51'

    A lovely series of passes cathes Michael Owen out when Raul tried to clip a ball to him. A Kiev defender gets in to hook the ball away.

  • 50'

    Ghioane's run and cross comes to nothing, dealt with by Casillas. That save he made at the death of the first half could prove vital.

  • 48'

    Raul can't bring the ball down at the crucial moment as Solari flicks it to him.

  • 46'

    Diogo Rincon bursts through, into the box and goes down. Surely he didn't dive, but that's the decision given, No booking either? What a strange decision. He should have scored, but miscontrolled.

  • 46'

    Roberto Carlos is spared by the linesman as he awards a foul against the brazialian instead of a corner.

  • 45'

    The teams are on the pitch, what will the second half hold?

  • 45'

    At times, Real have looked very classy in attack, but they have (predictably) had some pretty dodgy moments in defence as well. This game is far from over - with the counter-attacking unit that Kiev possess, Real will need a seond goal and a sound defensive show in the second half to see this one out. Well done to Michael Owen on getting his first goal in Madrid colours.

  • 45'

    It's half time in Madrid, with the hosts taking a one goal lead into the break. Owen has got the all-important goal.

  • 46'

    World class save from Casillas. Gavrancic powers a header at his feet but he does very well to keep it out. Immense.

  • 45'

    Zidane makes a good interception in the box, but it's a corner for Kiev. Crucial for Real to see this one away.

  • 44'

    Zidane's tackle is untidy in the middle of the park - Owen gave the ball away just before. Another long ange effort from Rodolfo hits the wall.

  • 43'

    Not that he would have been troubled by tha, as Rincon crashes it over the bar from 35 yards.

  • 42'

    Gusev wins a free quick in a dangerous position. Ronaldo is staying upfield for this one!

  • 42'

    Owen, Salgado and Raul link well on the right but a quick free quick comes to nothing. It's chucking it down with rain here.

  • 40'

    A free kick from the Kiev right hits Ronaldo right where it hurts! Ouch! Any guys watching must be wincing in agony, I know I am! Good clearance though...

  • 38'

    Solari's driving run leads to a well struck shot, but the keeper gets his body behind it. It was Solari who started the move that lead to the goal.

  • 36'

    Casillas holds on to Kleber's free kick, just.

  • 34'

    Owen timed his run to perfection - it was a typical close tange finish by the England number 10. Just what Real, and Owen, needed. His first goal for the club.

  • 34'

    OWEN SCORES for Real!! After a teasing run by Ronaldo Owen gets into a great position at the near post and slides it home past the keeper. Well done Micky!

  • 32'

    The crowd are waiting for something to happen and something nearly does - for Kiev. Shatskikh is selfish when he had the chance to release Rincon. A rea waste.

  • 31'

    It's all quite at the Bernabau - after a lightening start the game has evened out. The crowd are waiting for something to happen.

  • 30'

    Ronaldo and Owen both move into the same area when looking for the final ball from Raul, and the danger is easily mopped up. They haven't got much of an understanding yet.

  • 28'

    Ronaldo is needlessly offside when picking up Zidane's pass. Solari will take up a position on the left, with Raul moving to the right. Not a bad substitute to have really!

  • 28'

    A swift break from Kiev results in Shatskikh pulling his shot inches wide. What a chance to take a shock lead! Figo is coming off for Solari.

  • 27'

    Figo is not moving comfortably at the moment, and Real can't unlock the Kiev defence. They are getting themselves organised at the back...

  • 26'

    Owen does well to win a throw in on the left after hassling the Kiev defence.

  • 25'

    Raul makes room for himself but, with his right peg, can only hit his low shot wide. Real are being restricted to long range efforts at the moment.

  • 24'

    Figo is ready to come back on after getting some treatment for that injury.

  • 24'

    Helguera's slip is not punished as Shatskikh can only handle the ball. Real have eased off the gas just when they were looking likely to score.

  • 22'

    Figo gets floored by El Kaddouri, and he looks in some pain. Solari warms up on the touchline.

  • 21'

    Figo's effort goes wide, after yet more pressure from Madrid. The first goal is surely only moments away as Real continue to press.

  • 18'

    Salgado's low shot is easily dealt with by Shovkovskiy.

  • 18'

    Figo's cross is met by Owen at the near post but he can only flick the ball on. It was just too high for the ex-Liverpool man.

  • 17'

    Owen has a chance to use his pace and get away from a defender, but his touch lets him down.

  • 15'

    Kiev's Kleber strikes from thirty yards but Casillas punches it away. There's been no shortage of chances thusfar.

  • 14'

    Shovkovskiy plucks a long ball out of the air as Raul approaches.

  • 13'

    Kiev fire in two long distance efforts - Real's defending is looking suspect. It could be a goalfest tonight.

  • 12'

    Real Madrid are dominating this game, although Owen has made a fairly quiet start. There are goals in this game.

  • 12'

    Shatskikh gets into space but can't pick out a man with his cross.

  • 11'

    Zidane hits the post!! His low curling effort bounces past Owen and into safety. So close to the openeing goal for Real.

  • 10'

    Free kick to Real, 30 yards out after a clip of Raul's heels. Who will take it? There's no Beckham tonight, of course.

  • 10'

    Diogo Rincorn sees a clever curling effort over the bar from the edge of the area. The first meaningful attack by Kiev has taken 10 minutes to arrive!

  • 9'

    Surely all this pressure will lead to the first goal? Kiev are sitting too deep.

  • 8'

    Raul flashes a shot past the post for Real after a quick free kick by Zidane.

  • 4'

    Raul is forced wide in the box and can't pick out a man... Real are all over the Ukranian side.

  • 4'

    What a shot by Ronaldo! He spanks one in from distance but a deflection and a smart save see the ball go out for a corner.

  • 3'

    Zidane runs powerfully into the Kiev half but is halted by a series of good challenges. He is looking menacing.

  • 2'

    Helguera heads the resulting corner over - Real are already creating chances against the group leaders.

  • 2'

    Owen starts a good move which results in a savage Zidane shot following a burst into the box. His shot is blocked for a corner.

  • 1'

    Kiev kick off and immediately put pressure on Roberto Carlos. The left back sees it out for a goal kick however

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    The pre match pleasantaries are over and we're ready for kick-off. Can Owen score on his Champions League debut for the Spanish giants?

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    The Real line - up is typically attacking, whereas the Kiev side will look to sit back and hit them on the break, on the back of 11 straight wins in all competitions.

  •  

    Good evening and welcome to tonight's live game. The big team news is that Michael Owen is starting his first European game for Real. Kiev will prove tough opposition though...

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    Join us live at 19.45 BST for our contingency match. Real Madrid v Dynamo Kiev.