Violence erupted in the stands of the NSC Olimpiyskiy stadium after Kyiv fans reportedly tried to confront opposition fans before fighting broke out amongst themselves.
The home team's goalkeeper intervened at one stage to come to the aid of a steward while the match was held up for 15 minutes.
Uefa were expected to open an investigation into the incident today amid calls for Dynamo Kyiv to play their next — and possible all of their remaining — European fixtures behind closed doors.
Everton have advised supporters not to make travel plans until Uefa have made an announcement regarding the Round of 16 second leg in Kiev on March 19th and full ticketing details have been released.
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1 Posted 27/02/2015 at 17:17:43
2 Posted 27/02/2015 at 17:34:57
3 Posted 27/02/2015 at 17:44:31
Do the business at Fortress Goodison (cough!) and the away leg could all be academic.
4 Posted 27/02/2015 at 19:00:50
5 Posted 27/02/2015 at 19:13:05
From what I can glean, one references Kiev, the city, with the Anglicised version but itÂs only right to refer to the team by its proper name, Dynamo Kyiv.
6 Posted 27/02/2015 at 19:32:49
7 Posted 27/02/2015 at 19:45:40
8 Posted 27/02/2015 at 19:48:46
9 Posted 27/02/2015 at 19:56:15
Can you tell the American pundits on the TV to call us by our correct name and not EVER-TING !
10 Posted 27/02/2015 at 19:52:12
11 Posted 27/02/2015 at 20:00:15
12 Posted 27/02/2015 at 20:09:12
13 Posted 27/02/2015 at 20:12:04
14 Posted 27/02/2015 at 21:00:53
15 Posted 27/02/2015 at 21:08:39
16 Posted 27/02/2015 at 21:05:41
17 Posted 27/02/2015 at 22:12:37
18 Posted 27/02/2015 at 22:24:26
19 Posted 27/02/2015 at 22:56:10
Uefa are investigating Kiev after their supporters attacked the Guingamp fans during Thursday's last 32 win in their NSK Olimpiyskyi Stadium, causing the game to be held up for 15 minutes.
Guingamp president Bernard Desplat described the Kiev fans as "rabid dogs" and Uefa could order the game on March 19 to be played behind closed doors or move it to a neutral venue, like Cyprus, when they announce their punishment on Wednesday.
20 Posted 27/02/2015 at 23:06:49
21 Posted 27/02/2015 at 23:11:23
22 Posted 28/02/2015 at 00:21:24
Loads of footage on YouTube and it wasn't just a bit of fisticuffs: they ran around the athletics track and caused a major incident.
If they are just allowed to host the game against us after just a punitive fine, or worse still, a 'ticking-off', the English FA have got to stop behaving like pussies and stop this one rule for us and another rule for everyone else.
If we take anything like the support we have taken to Lille, Wolfsburg and Bern, I can't see Evertonians doing a runner like the French did either (for the last 100 years) and then I wonder who Blatter's boys would blame?
Oh... us of course... How silly of me.
23 Posted 28/02/2015 at 03:15:45
Off topic... had no idea you were in Taxechusetts.
Woo-stah isn't too far from Boston and if you get the chance you should go to The Banshee in Dorchester. Nice Everton Supporters group there. I visited once and all of them were great guys.
24 Posted 28/02/2015 at 03:41:40
25 Posted 28/02/2015 at 09:04:21
From what I here there was extreme provocation from the French with respect to Crimea and the Russian invasion.
We would love to have a holiday type extravaganza, trip of a lifetime.
One way to do it is to reach out and show the hand of solidarity to the Ukrainian people who are going through very difficult times economically and from an invading oppressor.
They have also been subjected to some of the worlds worst nose in the trough corruption with previous governments taking out 20% of GDP.
It would set a trend to reach out to their supporters groups to show that we care and we would turn the whole tie into a welcome bon amis guest fest.
The Ukrainian people need help, support and a demonstration of solidarity. I am sure we would get the biggest welcome in Kiev if we took that stance.
26 Posted 28/02/2015 at 10:01:50
The best options would be (A) play behind closed doors with no fans from either club allowed in; (B) play in a neutral venue, eg, Cyprus or Turkey.
27 Posted 28/02/2015 at 11:08:46
Maybe Qatar will offer to host it, like they offered to stage the Africa Nations Cup when there was concern about Ebola. Would at least be local for me!
28 Posted 28/02/2015 at 12:06:17
29 Posted 28/02/2015 at 13:49:07
31 Posted 28/02/2015 at 14:32:20
"One way to do it is to reach out and show the hand of solidarity to the Ukrainian people who are going through very difficult times economically and from an invading oppressor." What doesn't reach the BBC news is that there are nationals of various countries (some ex-Soviet) at risk of renewed Russian oppression, namely Finns, Poles, and those of the Baltic states who are known to be fighting alongside the Ukranian army and the disparate pro-Government militia.
This situation in Ukraine/ the Crimea is deeply worrying; it is, globally speaking, "on our doorstep" . We should indeed show solidarity. I cannot, however, see any way in which the game can go ahead in Kyiv, as any crowd issues are too much of a risk for Uefa. Much better that Evertonians try to show support by taking the blue and yellow Ukraninan flag to the home game with messages of solidarity... a maybe a minute's applause in the 14th minute of the game to mark the year of the sovereign state's invasion?
Political? Yes... but it's one peaceful way of England's only remaining team in the Europa to send a message out to Ukraine that "you are not alone" and also to support the Blues to victory of course!
32 Posted 28/02/2015 at 16:31:25
33 Posted 28/02/2015 at 22:14:53
Just like everybody else, you say and write Bayern Munich. Give over.
34 Posted 28/02/2015 at 23:59:14
I took my cue from Wikipedia which does not offer the "Kiev" alternative (though I note the BBC goes with it) and also suggestions that Ukrainians are preferring to revert to the more traditional spelling (Kyiv) in the wake of the conflict with Russia.
At the end of the day, it doesn't *really* matter.
36 Posted 01/03/2015 at 00:32:59
38 Posted 01/03/2015 at 11:09:29
Where the hell did you learn to speak so eloquently - at Eton?
Brilliant...love this site for all of its surprises...
39 Posted 01/03/2015 at 11:49:22
40 Posted 01/03/2015 at 11:52:57
41 Posted 01/03/2015 at 12:11:46
42 Posted 01/03/2015 at 16:44:23
Fly the flag for us Blues mate.
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