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Dec 9, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at Olimpisky National Sports Complex
Dynamo Kiev
1-0
Maccabi Tel AvivMaccabi Tel Aviv
Garmash (16')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Dynamo Kiev progress with Maccabi Tel Aviv victory

Dynamo Kiev beat Maccabi Tel Aviv to progress to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Denis Garmash's goal was enough to give Dynamo Kiev a 1-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv this evening, and with it a place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The Ukrainian champions advance thanks to Chelsea's 2-0 win over Porto at Stamford Bridge.

Dynamo's midfielder Serhiy Rybalka (L) evades Maccabi's Nigerian midfielder Nosa Igiebor during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between FC Dynamo Kiev and Maccabi Tel-Aviv on December 9, 2015 at the Olympic stadium in Kiev.© Getty Images

The home side thought that they had got off to the dream start when Garmash poked home inside two minutes, only for his goal to be ruled out for offside.

Dynamo did take the lead, however, when Maccabi failed to deal with a Serhiy Rybalka free kick from the right wing, with Garmash prodding home at the near post after Tal Ben Haim had sent the ball crashing against the woodwork when trying to cut out the cross.

Sergiy Rebrov was dealt a blow when influential midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko was forced off with injury after just 18 minutes, with Oleg Gusev coming on in his place.

With results elsewhere crucial to Dynamo's hopes of qualification, there was a nervy atmosphere inside the NSK Olimpiyskyi.

Olexandr Shovkovskiy highlighted the fragility of Dynamo's lead when he almost palmed an Eran Zahavi shot into his own net just before the break.

Ben Haim, eager to make amends for his earlier error, carved out a goal-scoring chance when he burst down the wing and sent a dangerous cross into the box just before the hour mark, but there was no teammate on hand to tap home.

Rybalka could have wrapped it up with his late strike from range, but Predrag Rajkovic got everything behind it.

The result means that Rebrov's side finish second in Group G, and advance to the last 16 for the first time in 16 years.

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