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Dynamo Moscow Beat Portugal's Estoril to Advance to Europa League Knockout Stages

Dynamo Moscow became the first football team to reach the knockout stages of the Europa League as they maintained their perfect record in the group stage with a 1-0 win over Portuguese side Estoril.

Substitute Kevin Kuranyi scored in the 77th minute with his first touch of Thursday's game after Mathieu Valbuena and William Vainqueur combined to tee him up to net from close range.

The victory meant Dynamo moved on to 12 points from their four Group E games, five clear of second place PSV Eindhoven, who beat Panathinaikos 3-2 on Thursday.

Elsewhere, German side VfL Wolfsburg beat FC Krasnodar 5-1 to leave the southern Russian team bottom of Group H on two points, behind France's Lille (three points), Wolfsburg (seven points) and English side Everton (eight points).

Material from The Moscow Times was included in this report.

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