It's advantage Dinamo Minsk ahead of the second leg in Belarus at the Traktor Stadium in Minsk in a weeks time as they came away from the Brandywell with a 2-0 win. Nino Galovic gave the visitors a very early lead and Uladzimir Khvashchynski added
It's advantage Dinamo Minsk ahead of the second leg in Belarus at the Traktor Stadium in Minsk in a weeks time as they came away from the Brandywell with a 2-0 win.
Nino Galovic gave the visitors a very early lead and Uladzimir Khvashchynski added a second midway through the second half. Conor McDermott was given his marching orders late in the half for a second bookable offence.
Dinamo instantly started on the front foot and took the lead within the opening 2 minutes. Flashbacks of last year may have entered the mind of a few Derry players that perhaps thought maybe another thumping is on the cards.
An early free kick from Uros Nikolic was rebounded to Hurenka on the right who crossed the ball in and Nino Galovic was ready at the back post to blast home. The Belarusian side continued to control possession but couldn't find a second and as the game wore on, Derry grew in confidence.
Derry began to look more and more pressing and their best chance fell to Ronan Hale. Jamie McDonagh crossed the ball in from the right and Hale went for the overhead kick and despite making good connection with the ball, it flew over the bar as Dinamo went into the break 1-0 up.
No sooner had the second half started and Derry fluffed their best chance of the game. A McDermott ball in from the left was destined for the head of Ronan Hale who would have scored but couldn't connect right as Dinamo cleared.
The Belarusian outfit looked to kill the game off and did so just after the hour mark. After Saroka had a shot saved on the line by Doherty, the shot stopper could do nothing about their next effort.
Pilip Ivanou ran at goal and squared it for a very easy finish for Uladzimir Khvashchynski. Dinamo ran down the clock to see their advantage into the next leg as Conor McDermott was sent off late in the half for two bookable offences. The Dinamo players walked off to applause from both sets of fans as did the Derry players.