Final score

18 September 2014 19:00

Dnipro
0 - 1
Inter
26' (2nd half) D'Ambrosio
referee Felix Zwayer / linesmen Holger Henschel, Marco Achmuller / 4th man Frank Willenborg / assistants Bastian Dankert, Daniel Siebert
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MinutesText commentary
47'Half time here in Kiev and it's still goalless. All to play for in the second period
46'Mazuch clearly touches D'Ambrosio's cross with his arm in the box but the ref waves play on
45'Zwayer awards two minutes of stoppage time
44'Dodo goes on a decent run up the field but Fedetskiy shuts him out near the byline before he can get his cross in
37'Chance for Inter: D'Ambrosio centres for Kuzmanovic, who almost opens with scoring with his header
32'Rotan's free kick leads to a corner. M'Vila - back on the pitch with the blood cleaned up - clears it then Douglas' header comes to nothing
27'Kuzmanovic is also shown a yellow card for a tactical foul on Konoplyanka
24'Zozulya is the first man into the book for an elbow on M'Vila. The Frenchman has to leave the pitch to have treatment
23'Hernanes sets up Kuzmanovic for the shot: the No.17's effort goes wide of the far post
19'Bruno Gama earns the first corner of the match. Kankava has a go from some way out: it flies over
17'Free kick to Dnipro: Konoplyanka hits it towards Zozulya but Handanovic is on to it first
11'Konoplyanka is granted a reprieve by Mr Zwayer following a foul on Kuzmanovic. Just a free kick to Inter
9'Dnipro have a free kick after a foul by D'Ambrosio. Rotan curls it in, Handanovic dives low to save
7'Vidic tries to pick out Icardi but the Argentine is beaten to the ball by Boyko
3'Handanovic is again called into action to clear Konoplyanka's cross
1'Dnipro go on the attack early doors with Konoplyanka trying his luck from range, Handanovic punches it clear
1'Dnipro take the kick-off to get this Europa League Matchday 1 clash up and running. Forza Inter!
1'Tonight's referee is Felix Zwayer of Germany
1'Ranocchia is rested and starts on the bench. Fredy Guarin is captain for the night and plays just off Mauro Icardi.
1'D'Ambrosio lines up on the right, with Dodo on the left. Due to Kovacic's absence, Kuzmanovic starts between M'Vila and Hernanes.
1'Mazzarri's starting eleven sees the return of Vidic, alongside Juan Jesus and Campagnaro, who makes his first appearance of the season.
MinutesText commentary
48'That's it! D'Ambrosio's 71st-minute strike means Inter start Europa League Group F with a 1-0 win over Dnipro in Kiev!
45'We're going to have three minutes of stoppage time
44'Osvaldo is almost in there but collides with Boyko as he tries to bring down Jonathan's chipped pass
42'Guarin's shot from the edge of the box is held by Boyko
40'Campagnaro makes a big challenge to stop Luchkevych in his tracks
34'Markevych throws on Kalinic in place of Zozulya
31'Jonathan is on for Hernanes
29'Another switch for Dnipro. Shakhov goes off just 8 minutes after making his entrance. Luchkevych is on in his place
26'GOAL FOR INTER! D'Ambrosio shows great close control in the box to beat his man and stab through Boyko's legs! Forza Inter!
23'RED CARD! Dnipro are down to ten men after Rotan is shown a second yellow
22'Change for the hosts: Kravchenko is replaced by Shakhov
17'Walter Mazzarri makes his first change and brings on Osvaldo for Kuzmanovic
16'Dnipro almost had an opener there! To the Nerazzurri's relief, Konoplyanka's curling strike skims the far post
15'Rotan is booked for a meaty challenge on Guarin
11'So close! Boyko twice comes to the rescue to deny first D'Ambrosio and then Icardi from the rebound. Still scoreless
7'Strinic is cautioned for a foul on Vidic
5'A great chance goes begging! Hernanes curls a weighted ball towards the back post, it bounces up for Guarin but his header is just over
1'We're back under way for the second half with no changes made. Forza Inter!
Jonathan
5.37
5.37
Jesus
6.7
6.7
Guarin
6.71
6.71
Handanovic
6.77
6.77
Kuzmanovic
5.57
5.57
Campagnaro
6.37
6.37
Icardi
5.86
5.86
D'Ambrosio
7.47
7.47
Hernanes
5.57
5.57
Vidic
7.32
7.32
Dodò
6.85
6.85
M'Vila
6.34
6.34
Osvaldo
6.42
6.42
Average rating6.41
Inter yet to concede 2014/15

Walter Mazzarri's men have kept clean sheets in all four of their first competitive matches this season (360 minutes overall), in their two-legged Europa League play-off against Stjarnan and the opening two Serie A fixtures against Torino and Sassuolo.

Dnipro: one defeat in 13 home games in Europe – at the hands of Fiorentina

Dnipro have lost just one of their last 13 home games in European competition, a 1-2 reverse against Fiorentina on 3 October 2013. The other results in that period are ten wins and two draws.

Inter have won six and lost three of their last nine away trips in the Europa League/UEFA Cup. The last draw (0-0) came at Benfica's Estadio Da Luz on 11 March 2004. The Nerazzurri's last four games o

Inter have won six and lost three of their last nine away trips in the Europa League/UEFA Cup. The last draw (0-0) came at Benfica's Estadio Da Luz on 11 March 2004. The Nerazzurri's last four games on the road have all ended 3-0, with wins at Cluj (2012/13) and Stjarnan (2014/15), and defeats at Rubin Kazan and Tottenham (both in 2012/13).

Zwayer in charge

German match official Felix Zwayer, 33, will oversee tonight's Matchday 1 fixture. An international referee since 2012, this is his first time in charge of a game involving Dnipro or Inter. He has previous experience of officiating Ukranian and Italian sides from last season: Chernomorets Odessa 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb and Lazio 0-1 Ludogorets.

First of a kind

Dnipro and Inter have never played each other before.

Dnipro's seventh outing against Italian opposition

Dnipro will pit their wits against an Italian outfit for the seventh time this evening. Their record currently stands at W1, D1, L4.

wins(1)draws(0)defeats(0)

starting lineups

Boyko 711 Handanovic
Fedetskiy 4414 Campagnaro
Douglas 2315 Vidic
Mazuch 35 Jesus
Strinic 1733 D'Ambrosio
Rotan 2988 Hernanes
Kravchenko 490 M'Vila
Kankava 717 Kuzmanovic
Bruno Gama 2022 Dodò
Konoplyanka 1013 Guarin
Zozulya 189 Icardi

substitutes

Lastuvka 1630 Carrizo
Kalinic 92 Jonathan
Cheberyachko 146 Andreolli
Luchkevych 247 Osvaldo
Shakhov 288 Palacio
Politylo 8920 Obi
Mihunov 9023 Ranocchia