Dynamo beat rivals Shakhtar in bad-tempered match

November 6, 2006

KIEV, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Dynamo Kiev beat arch-rivals Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 in an ill-tempered match on Monday to go six points clear at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League.

The top of-the-table clash was marred by four red cards, including one for Shakhtar's Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu.

Portuguese referee Paulo Gomes sent off Shakhtar's Ukraine defender Dmitro Chigrinsky for an ugly tackle on Dynamo's Brazilian striker Kleber late in the first half before giving Lucescu his marching orders for protesting about the decision.

Gomes evened the sides by ejecting Dynamo's Artem Milevsky after the Ukraine striker picked up his second yellow card midway through the second half.

The referee then red-carded Shakhtar's Croatia international Darijo Srna for unsportsmanlike conduct after the final whistle.

Maxim Shatskikh scored the winner from close range in the 73rd minute to give Dynamo 35 points from 13 matches.

Last season's champions Shakhtar remain on 29, six points ahead of third-placed Metalist Kharkiv.

Lucescu blamed the referee for his team's defeat.

'The referee just ruined the game,' the temperamental Romanian, who was fined $5,000 by the league for using bad language in a match against Vorskla Poltava earlier this season, told a news conference.

'He was calling everything one way, and of course, when you have this it's very difficult to get a result.'