GNK Dinamo - Neftchi Baku
Dinamo - Neftchi 3:0 (1:0)
- Competition: First leg - 2nd qualifying round of Champions league
- Date: 13. 07. 2011.
- Time: 20:00
- Stadium: Maksimir, Zagreb
- Attendance: 33.300
- Referees: Antony Gautier, Michael Annonier, Christophe Capelli (svi Francuska)
Kelava - Vrsaljko, Vida, Tonel, Ibanez - Leko, Badelj, Alispahić (od 89. Kovačić), Sammir - Beqiraj (od 67. Rukavina), Krstanović (od 79. Tomečak)
1:0 Badelj (37.), 2:0 Krstanović (46.), 3:0 Krstanović 11m (65.)
Krstanović (33.), Leko (48.), Badelj (79.)
Stamenković - Malikov, Denis, Mitreski (od 44. Huseynov), Alessandro, Adishov - Georgievski, Rodriguinho (od 70. Nasimov), Addullayev (od 77. Imamyerdyev), Flavinho - Mpenza
Rodriguinho (52.), Stamenkovič (65.), Alessandro (73.), Imamyerdiyev (83.)
Dinamo's big victory
Dinamo opened new season with a great victory against Neftchi. Blues made this huge step to next Champions league qualifying round in front of 33.300 fans. Ivan Krstanović scored two goals tonight and the secodn scorer was the captain of the team Milan Badelj.
Blues were dominant from the very beginning of the match. Even though Ibanez had a good chance to score, Dinamo didn't have more serious opportunities.
33.300 lucky fans had opportunity to support Dinamo team in this great importan match. The atmosphere on the stands was unforgettable and players won against Neftchi in return.
Belgian striker Mpenza had a few good chances behind Dinamo defense and his best chance was in 17th minute when he violently sent the ball over the goal.
Dinamo scored in the 37th minute. Alispahić found Badelja who shot between two Neftchi defenders. Neftchi's goalkeeper Stamenkovič couldn't stop the ball and Dinamo scored.
Scouts on Maksimir stadium
Scouts are always present on great European matches. On the match Dinamo - Neftchi there were scouts from Ajax, Olympique Marseilles, AEK, Espanyol, Wolfsburg, Auxerre, Rubin from Kazan.
The second half of the match began with the new Dinamo's score. Vrsaljko sent the ball from the right side, Krstanović ran in the middle and send the ball in the another corner.
Neftchi tried to threaten through Flavinho but they were helpless tonight. Krstanović ran next to Neftchi's goalkeeper who knocked him down. Referee immidiately showed on the white point and Krstanović scored for 3:0.
It's important to mention that Neftchi had few great chances, but without sufficient precision.
Dinamo enrolled the great victory and made a huge step to the next Champions league qualifying round. This is just beginning but players showed they are ready to realize a big dream.