Dundee United sustained a heavy Europa League defeat as dominant Dinamo Moscow progressed to the play-off round.

Igor Semshov, who scored Dinamo's first in last week's 2-2 draw at Tannadice, fired the Russian side ahead in the third minute of the second leg.

Aleksandr Kokorin's header and Artur Yusupov's strike further stretched the Russian side's lead before half-time.

Aleksandr Sapeta's late double, which included a stunning shot, completed Dinamo's victory.

Outclassed United's focus will now return to domestic matters, their next match against local rivals Dundee a week on Sunday.

Peter Houston's side travelled to Moscow buoyed by their spirited performance against Dinamo last Thursday but knowing they had to score to stand any chance of progressing.

And their task was made all the more difficult when Semshov met Marko Lomic's low cross and planted a shot into the bottom left-hand corner from the edge of the box.

Dundee United captain Jon Daly

United were humbled in Moscow

The home side, being managed for the first time by caretaker Dmitri Khokhlov following Sergei Silkin's departure, seemed keen to make an impression and the second goal came when Balazs Dzsudzsak weaved past Keith Watson and crossed for Kokorin to bullet a header past Radoslaw Cierzniak.

Dinamo were waiting to pounce on any opportunity and Kokorin was denied by the outstretched foot of Cierzniak after United had failed to deal with a long ball.

The Polish goalkeeper then spared Gavin Gunning's blushes with an acrobatic save from Kevin Kuranyi's shot, with the hosts having built the move from a stray pass by the Dundee United defender.

Another cross by Dzsudzsak was headed over by Kokorin, who was off target with a rising shot moments later as United continued to live dangerously.

A mix-up in the Dinamo defence almost let Johnny Russell in but keeper Roman Berezovsky recovered from his initial spill to ease any concerns among the Arena Khimki home crowd.

And any encouragement the visitors took from that momentary slip was soon dampened by Yusupov's stylish finish after Kokorin's pass had opened up the United defence.

However, Dundee United finished the first half strongly.

Gary Mackay-Steven appeared to be caught in two minds as the ball dropped to him at the back post off Jon Daly's header and the winger's touch let him down after he opted against the volley.

Willo Flood then tested Berezovsky with a free-kick, the keeper tipping the ball out for a corner.

Russell fired wide at the start of the second half but Dinamo were soon opening their visitors up at will again with Kuranyi nodding a bouncing long ball just wide and Kokorin too high with a shot on the break.

Mackay-Steven found space in the Dinamo box after taking a superb touch to control a Barry Douglas cross but the eventual shot was high and wide.

Richie Ryan's strike moments later just cleared the crossbar as United's pursuit of a consolation continued in vain.

Yusupov's replacement Sapeta bundled his way through the United defence and beat Cierzniak from close range for Dinamo's fourth.

And the substitute got his second with a superb long-range strike that swerved into the top right-hand corner.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Dinamo Moscow

  • 18 Berezovsky
  • 06 Fernandez Booked
  • 32 Lomic
  • 33 Rykov Booked (Schildenfeld - 62' )
  • 07 Dzsudzsak (Bakkal - 62' )
  • 08 Misimovic
  • 10 Semshov
  • 14 Yusupov Booked (Sapeta - 62' Booked )
  • 23 Wilkshire
  • 09 Kokorin
  • 22 Kuranyi

Substitutes

  • 01 Shunin
  • 03 Schildenfeld
  • 44 Chicherin
  • 12 Nyakhaychyk
  • 16 Noboa
  • 41 Sapeta
  • 28 Bakkal

Dundee Utd

  • 01 Cierzniak
  • 03 Douglas
  • 04 McLean
  • 05 Gunning
  • 12 Watson Booked
  • 06 Flood
  • 08 Rankin (Armstrong - 59' )
  • 10 Ryan
  • 11 Mackay-Steven (Dow - 85' )
  • 07 Russell (Gardyne - 77' )
  • 09 Daly

Substitutes

  • 13 Banks
  • 29 Barrett
  • 14 Millar
  • 16 Armstrong
  • 28 Robertson
  • 15 Gardyne
  • 18 Dow
Ref: Johannesson
Att: 9,063

Match Stats

Shots

27 13

On target

14 4

Corners

6 6

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:03 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:33

Shot from deep inside the area by Barry Douglas clears the crossbar.

90:00 +0:34

Jon Daly has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

87:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Aleksandr Sapeta - Dinamo Mosco 5 - 0 Dundee U Aleksandr Sapeta finds the net. Dinamo Moscow 5 (7)-(2) 0 Dundee Utd.

87:27

Willo Flood delivers the ball.

85:30

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Jon Daly goes wide left of the target.

83:56

Free kick taken by Gordon Schildenfeld.

83:56 Substitution

Substitution (Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Ryan Dow coming on for Gary Mackay-Steven.

83:56

Gary Mackay-Steven concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandr Sapeta.

83:44

Gary Mackay-Steven challenges Zvjezdan Misimovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Zvjezdan Misimovic.

82:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Aleksandr Sapeta - Dinamo Mosco 4 - 0 Dundee U Aleksandr Sapeta finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dinamo Moscow 4 (6)-(2) 0 Dundee Utd.

81:23

Shot by Kevin Kuranyi from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

80:27

Direct free kick taken by Barry Douglas.

80:27 Booking

Booking The referee shows Aleksandr Sapeta a yellow card.

80:19

Aleksandr Sapeta concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven.

79:35

Aleksandr Sapeta has an effort at goal. Save by Roman Berezovsky.

79:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Otman Bakkal. Indirect free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.

78:27

Michael Gardyne has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

77:48

A cross is delivered by Barry Douglas, Roman Berezovsky makes a save.

76:56 Substitution

Substitution Michael Gardyne is brought on as a substitute for Johnny Russell.

76:23

Short corner worked by Zvjezdan Misimovic.

76:09

The ball is swung over by Marko Lomic, clearance by Brian McLean.

75:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Wilkshire by Gavin Gunning. Gordon Schildenfeld takes the free kick.

74:41

Igor Semshov takes a shot. Save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

74:24

The ball is swung over by Kevin Kuranyi, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.

73:18

Willo Flood crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Leandro Fernandez makes a clearance.

73:18 Booking

Booking Leandro Fernandez is shown a yellow card.

73:11

Leandro Fernandez concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Russell.

72:36

Aleksandr Kokorin has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

72:14

Otman Bakkal produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

71:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Wilkshire on Gary Mackay-Steven. Willo Flood crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Roman Berezovsky.

70:57

Brian McLean produces a drilled right-footed shot from 35 yards. Roman Berezovsky makes a comfortable save.

70:40

Barry Douglas produces a cross, Gordon Schildenfeld makes a clearance.

68:54

Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Marko Lomic gets a block in. Shot from just outside the box by Richie Ryan goes over the bar.

68:28

Kevin Kuranyi produces a cross, Brian McLean manages to make a clearance.

68:06

Effort from inside the area by Gary Mackay-Steven misses to the left of the goal.

67:01

Foul by Aleksandr Sapeta on Gary Mackay-Steven, free kick awarded. Barry Douglas delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Otman Bakkal makes a clearance.

66:44

The ball is crossed by Jon Daly, Leandro Fernandez gets a block in.

66:25

Willo Flood decides to take the corner short.

66:04

The ball is swung over by Johnny Russell, clearance made by Marko Lomic.

61:47

Free kick taken by Roman Berezovsky.

61:47 Substitution

Substitution (Dinamo Moscow) makes a substitution, with Aleksandr Sapeta coming on for Artur Yusupov.

61:47 Substitution

Substitution Balazs Dzsudzsak leaves the field to be replaced by Otman Bakkal.

61:47 Substitution

Substitution Vladimir Rykov goes off and Gordon Schildenfeld comes on.

61:47

The referee blows for offside against Jon Daly.

60:21

Shot on goal by Balazs Dzsudzsak from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

59:51

Corner taken right-footed by Zvjezdan Misimovic, Gavin Gunning manages to make a clearance.

58:39 Substitution

Substitution John Rankin leaves the field to be replaced by Stuart Armstrong.

58:17

Keith Watson produces a cross, Jon Daly produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

57:38

John Rankin produces a cross, save by Roman Berezovsky.

57:24

Willo Flood crosses the ball.

56:16

Gary Mackay-Steven fouled by Zvjezdan Misimovic, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Mackay-Steven restarts play with the free kick.

55:12

A cross is delivered by Keith Watson, save by Roman Berezovsky.

54:41

Kevin Kuranyi produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a comfortable save.

54:06

Centre by Luke Wilkshire.

52:53

A cross is delivered by Marko Lomic, save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

52:33

A cross is delivered by Kevin Kuranyi, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.

50:50

Shot on goal by Aleksandr Kokorin from just inside the area goes over the target.

50:14

Artur Yusupov is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Willo Flood crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Vladimir Rykov.

50:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Kuranyi. Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.

49:21

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Kevin Kuranyi misses to the left of the goal.

48:48

Gavin Gunning challenges Aleksandr Kokorin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Igor Semshov takes the free kick.

48:10

Shot by Johnny Russell from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

46:00

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Kuranyi. Barry Douglas takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:20

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.

44:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Wilkshire on Johnny Russell. Willo Flood fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, fantastic save by Roman Berezovsky.

43:34

Willo Flood produces a cross.

42:27

Unfair challenge on Zvjezdan Misimovic by Richie Ryan results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Balazs Dzsudzsak from the free kick.

41:03

Richie Ryan restarts play with the free kick.

41:03 Booking

Booking Artur Yusupov is cautioned.

40:53

Artur Yusupov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnny Russell.

40:31

Gary Mackay-Steven produces a cross, Roman Berezovsky makes a save.

40:13

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Marko Lomic.

39:12

Aleksandr Kokorin provided the assist for the goal.

39:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Artur Yusupov - Dinamo Mosco 3 - 0 Dundee U Artur Yusupov finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dinamo Moscow 3 (5)-(2) 0 Dundee Utd.

38:21

The ball is crossed by Barry Douglas, Roman Berezovsky makes a comfortable save.

36:45

Zvjezdan Misimovic has a drilled shot. Save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

34:16

Shot from inside the area by Aleksandr Kokorin clears the bar.

33:47

Balazs Dzsudzsak crosses the ball, Close range headed effort by Aleksandr Kokorin clears the crossbar.

32:49

Short corner taken by Balazs Dzsudzsak.

32:17

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Balazs Dzsudzsak from the right by-line, Brian McLean manages to make a clearance.

32:01

Kevin Kuranyi takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

31:19

Unfair challenge on Jon Daly by Artur Yusupov results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jon Daly.

30:31

Aleksandr Kokorin takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

30:12

Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Vladimir Rykov gets a block in.

29:50

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, clearance by Vladimir Rykov.

29:31

Aleksandr Kokorin takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

28:42

Corner from left by-line taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.

25:11

Free kick crossed by Barry Douglas, Kevin Kuranyi makes a clearance.

25:11 Booking

Booking Vladimir Rykov receives a caution.

24:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Vladimir Rykov.

23:29

Zvjezdan Misimovic produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

23:29 Booking

Booking Keith Watson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

23:21

Foul by Keith Watson on Balazs Dzsudzsak, free kick awarded.

22:10

Balazs Dzsudzsak provided the assist for the goal.

22:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Aleksandr Kokorin - Dinamo Mosco 2 - 0 Dundee U Aleksandr Kokorin grabs a headed goal from close in. Dinamo Moscow 2 (4)-(2) 0 Dundee Utd.

22:01

Balazs Dzsudzsak delivers the ball,

20:30

Vladimir Rykov fouled by Jon Daly, the ref awards a free kick. Igor Semshov restarts play with the free kick.

16:39

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Kuranyi. Barry Douglas takes the indirect free kick.

14:34

Willo Flood produces a cross, Header from close in by Jon Daly misses to the left of the target.

14:09

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line.

12:34

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Zvjezdan Misimovic, Marko Lomic has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

12:13

Balazs Dzsudzsak has an effort at goal. Blocked by Gavin Gunning.

11:07

Aleksandr Kokorin has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

10:48

The ball is sent over by Keith Watson, Roman Berezovsky makes a save.

8:09

The ball is crossed by Balazs Dzsudzsak, clearance by Brian McLean.

7:22

Kevin Kuranyi produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

6:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Zvjezdan Misimovic. Zvjezdan Misimovic takes the free kick.

6:03

Kevin Kuranyi produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

3:54

Corner taken by Balazs Dzsudzsak from the left by-line.

2:04

Marko Lomic provided the assist for the goal.

2:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Igor Semshov - Dinamo Mosco 1 - 0 Dundee U Igor Semshov grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dinamo Moscow 1 (3)-(2) 0 Dundee Utd.

1:49

Marko Lomic produces a cross,

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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