Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Khacheridi earned Ukraine all three points against Moldova in their FIFA World Cup qualifying match, but only after the visitors had so nearly caused an upset in Odessa.
Jackson Martinez struck in either half to steer FC Porto past a resilient Dynamo Kiev 3-2, after the Ukrainian side equalised twice, leaving the Portuguese side top of UEFA Champions League Group A.
Ukraine were held to a goalless draw by lowly Moldova in their FIFA World Cup qualifier™ on Friday to add to the woes of a turbulent week.
Manchester City face a difficult challenge to progress in the UEFA Europa League after beaing beaten 2-0 at Dynamo Kiev, who had Andriy Shevchenko and Oleg Gusev on the scoresheet.
Tottenham's attempt to reach the UEFA Champions League suffered a blow with a 3-2 first-leg defeat at Young Boys, while former champions Ajax secured a 1-1 draw at Dynamo Kiev.
Shakhtar Donetsk stepped up their pursuit of leaders Dynamo Kiev with a 4-2 win away to Arsenal Kiev, as Kryvbas earned their first point of the season.