First-half goals give Sporting 2-1 win over Kiev

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KIEV, Oct 2 (Reuters) First-half goals from Tonel and Polga gave Sporting a 2-1 win at Dynamo Kiev today as they secured their first away victory in a Champions League match.

Sporting scored in the 14th minute of the Group F game when defender Tonel tapped home after goalkeeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy failed to clear an inswinging cross by winger Yannick Djalo.

Kiev equalised just before the half-hour mark when defender Vladyslav Vaschuk found the net with a long-range strike after being set up by Goran Gavrancic's backheel.

Sporting grabbed the winner thanks to Brazilian defender Polga who guided the ball into the net through a crowd of players seven minutes before the break when Ronny's cross was beaten straight into his path by Shovkovskiy.

Kiev piled on the pressure in the last few minutes but goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic preserved Sporting's lead with a couple of fine saves and unmarked midfielder Diogo Rincon missed a good chance to equalise when he fired over in stoppage time.

Reuters SBA VP0315

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