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2 Red Cards in 5 Minutes - How Dynamo Kyiv Gave Away a Match
Earlier today in the first leg of the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League Dynamo Kyiv were cruising to what seemed to be a road win at Frech side Guingamp. After taking a 1-0 lead in just the 19th minute the Ukrainians looked comfortable, having scored an early away goal.
But with just 5 minutes to go before the hlaf things would turn sour for the side from the Ukrainian capital. At the 40 minute mark star winger Andriy Yarmolenko chopped at the legs of an opposition player in an attempt to stop the match because one of his teammates was down on the ground, with the referee not willing to halt the action. Yarmolenko saw a straight red, sending the visitors a man down.
In an attempt to solidify the lineup as a result of Yarmolenko's sending off, Kyiv manager Serhiy Rebrov made a substitution, bringing Moroccan midfielder Younès Belhanda in place of Serhiy Sydorchuk. But just 3 minutes after coming on the pitch, Belhanda decided to take matters into his own hands (or feet that is) when he chopped at the feet of an opposition player after being seemingly frustrated of being double-teamed by the Guingamp footballers.
Belhanda saw the same faith as his teammate Yarmolenko before him, a straight red card and a sending-off.
Guingamp would go on to take advantage of the two red cards in the second half, scoring twice to take a 2-1 lead into the second leg of the round of 32 contest.
Watch the highlights of the match and the two red cards below:
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