Champions League Pitch Invader Hurts Dynamo Kiev Against Porto (Video)
Imagine what Oleh Blokhin must have said about this.
Blokhin, the former Ballon d'Or winning footballer and former outspoken coach of the Ukraine national team, is these days managing Dynamo Kiev.
Dynamo Kiev are having a hard time in Group A in the UEFA Champions League, but Tuesday's home match against Portuguese champions Porto served as a chance to give Blokhin a belated birthday gift (he turned 60 on Monday).
It didn't happen. The match finished 0-0, leaving Dynamo five points behind second-placed Paris Saint-Germain with two matches left.
The worst part about the whole thing might have been the pitch invader who crashed the match in stoppage time in the second half—just as Dynamo were building up to what could have been the breakthrough goal.
The pitch invasion appears in the video above. It's our Set Piece Video of the Day for this Wednesday. Enjoy.
Blokhin, you might recall, referred to his Euro 2012 Ukraine team as "a good horse."
Later, after an emotional loss to England, he invited a journalist to "come outside and have a man talk."
Alas, Blokhin was not on the sidelines for Tuesday's draw. He recently underwent surgery (via Kyiv Post) and left assistant Olexiy Mykhaylychenko in charge.
Here's what Mykhaylychenko said in Blokhin's absence (per UEFA.com):
Though we only have a [slim] mathematical chance of qualifying, we will prepare very seriously for the remaining games. The points we get and the position we finish in is very important for the team's development.
Boring. We wish he would have invited the pitch invader outside for a man talk.
That would have been better for everyone.
(h/t Who Ate All the Pies)
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