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UEFA Europa League Play-offs, Round: 1/16, 1st leg
Thursday, 14 February 2019 kick-off 19:55

FC Dynamo Kyiv will face Olympiacos FC in the Europa League round of 32. Let’s get acquainted with this club from Piraeus, Greece.

Founded: March 10 1925;

City: Piraeus;

Owner: Evangelos Marinakis;

President: Ioannis Moralis;

Head coach: Pedro Martins;

Team captain: Kostas Fortounis;

UEFA ranking: 35th;

Colours: red and blue;

Nicknames: the Legend, the Red-Whites, the Anchovies;

2017/18 season: 3rd place in domestic league;

Official site: www.olympiacos.org

Last season

After seven domestic league titles in a row, last season Piraeus side finished third, behind AEK and PAOK. European campaign wasn’t a success either. Olympiacos reached the Champions League group stage, but then lost five times and played in a draw only once (goal difference – 4:13).

New season

Olympiacos domestic league problems seem to continue. Pedro Martins, who took charge of the team last April can’t take the Anchovies to the leading position so far. At the moment the Red-Whites are nine points behind PAOK. In the previous game Olympiacos lost against them – 1:3.

On the other hand, the Europa League campaign is quite good for the team. Olympiacos got out of a tough group and left famous AC Milan behind.

Stadium

Olympiacos home arena is the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus which has the capacity of 32 115 seats.

The stadium was opened in far 1896 and used as bicycle track at the Olympic Games the same year. In 1964 it was reconstructed for the first time and in 2004 it was ruined and totally rebuilt.

Coach

Olympiacos head coach is a 48-year-old Portuguese specialist Pedro Martins. Before taking charge of Greek side he used to work only in Portugal. In 2017 he reached the Portuguese national cup final with humble Vitoria de Guimaraes. He’s faced Dynamo before. In 2014/15 season he worked for Rio Ave FC and lost against the White-Blues twice at the Europa League group stage (0:3 at home and 0:2 away).

Dynamo mark in Olympiacos history

In early 1990s Ukrainians Hennadiy Lytovchenko and Oleh Protasov, who performed for Dynamo before that, featured for Olympiacos,. Oleh Blokhin was their head coach. In 2002-2004 Protasov was the gaffer.

New meeting 44 years later

Dynamo and Olympiacos faced each other in the 1975/76 European Champions Cup round of 32. That time our team succeeded by playing in 2:2 draw away and winning 1:0 at home.

Olympiakos CFP

Dynamo K

Lineups

93 Jose Sa
4 32' Mohamed Camara
7 69' Kostas Fortounis (С)
12 Guilherme
18 9' Ahmed Hassan
20 Yassine Meriah
21 Kostas Tsimikas
26 Jagoš Vuković
31 40' 86' Gil Dias
56 58' 81' Daniel Podence
66 Pape Abou Cisse

Lineups

71 Boiko Denis
26 Burda Mykyta
16 Mykolenko Vitalii
94 Kedziora Tomasz
30 Shabanov Artem
29 27' Buialskyi Vitaliy
15 Tsyhankov Viktor (С)
8 Shepelev Volodymyr
7 74' 89' Verbič Benjamin
10 83' Shaparenko Mykola
9 82' Sol Fran

Substitutes

32 Giouri Lontigkin
5 Andreas Bouchalakis
6 69' Bibras Natcho
9 Miguel Ángel Guerrero
11 81' Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
16 86' Giorgos Masouras
35 Vasilis Torosidis

Substitutes

1 Bushchan Heorhiy
17 Sidcley Ferreira Pereira
45 Smyrnyi Yevhenii
19 83' Нarmash Denys
5 Sydorchuk Serhiy
43 82' Rusyn Nazariy

Coach

Pedro Martins

Coach

Khatskevych Olexandr

The teams have scored 4 goals combined.

Early in the game it became obvious that Greek side players are in better physical conditions.

Kyivans, who hadn’t had official games since December, started the match carefully. Maybe this is why they conceded the first goal 9 minutes into the game out of nothing. Hassan used the misunderstanding of Dynamo defenders and opened the score after assist from Fortounis.

The White-Blues managed to equalize 27 minutes into the match, due to the effort of Tomasz Kedziora first of all. Polish lateral reached the ball next to the face, put a low cross into the box and Buialskyi hit the target – 1:1!

Olympiacos had several really good chances after that and turned one of them into goal. Gil Dias put his team in front with a fabulous strike from distance.

Anyway, things changed after the break. Kyivans got more confident. Shaparenko and Tsyhankov had decent opportunities.

Eventually, 90 minutes into the match, Tsyhankov found Verbic inside the box and Benjamin hit the corner – 2:2!

Dynamo return home with good result. The decisive game will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskyi!

14.02.2019, Europa League, round of 32

Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium

Olympiacos FC – FC Dynamo Kyiv – 2:2

Goals: Hassan (9), Dias (41) – Buialskyi (27), Verbic (89)

Olympiacos: Jose Sa – Cisse, Tsimikas, Meriah, Vukovic – Fortounis (Natcho, 69), Camara, Podence (Christodoulopoulos, 81), Guilherme, Gil Dias (Masouras, 86) – Hassan

Dynamo: Boiko – Kedziora, Burda, Shabanov, Mykolenko – Shepelev, Buialskyi, Shaparenko (Harmash, 82), Verbic, Tsyhankov – Sol (Rusyn, 83)

Booked: Camara (32), Podence (58) – Verbic (74), Kedziora (90)

Vitaliy MYKOLENKO: “I think 2:2 away draw is a positive result”

Vitaliy MYKOLENKO: “I think 2:2 away draw is a positive result”

FC Dynamo Kyiv defender Vitaliy Mykolenko has shared his impressions of away game against Olympiacos FC.

Olexandr KHATSKEVYCH: “We’ve demonstrated football we planned”

Olexandr KHATSKEVYCH: “We’ve demonstrated football we planned”

FC Dynamo Kyiv head coach Olexandr Khatskevych has commented upon the away game against Olympiacos FC.

Olympiacos – Dynamo: officials from England

Olympiacos – Dynamo: officials from England

UEFA referees’ committee has appointed officials for the Europa League round of 32 first leg between Olympiacos FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Presenting the Europa League opponent. Olympiacos FC

Presenting the Europa League opponent. Olympiacos FC

FC Dynamo Kyiv will face Olympiacos FC in the Europa League round of 32. Let’s get acquainted with this club from Piraeus, Greece.

Dynamo training session in Piraeus

Dynamo training session in Piraeus

Before the first official game of the year FC Dynamo Kyiv had traditional pre-match activities at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus.

Olympiacos FC: what you should know about Dynamo Europa League round of 32 opponent

Olympiacos FC: what you should know about Dynamo Europa League round of 32 opponent

FC Dynamo Kyiv will face Olympiacos FC within the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

Result Prediction

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Rate a Player's perfomance

Olympiakos CFP

93 Jose Sa
 
0
4 Mohamed Camara
 
0
7 Kostas Fortounis (С)
 
0
12 Guilherme
 
0
18 Ahmed Hassan
 
0
20 Yassine Meriah
 
0
21 Kostas Tsimikas
 
0
26 Jagoš Vuković
 
0
31 Gil Dias
 
0
56 Daniel Podence
 
0
66 Pape Abou Cisse
 
0
6 Bibras Natcho
 
0
11 Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
 
0
16 Giorgos Masouras
 
0
7 Kostas Fortounis
 
0

Dynamo K

71 Boiko Denis
 
4.0
26 Burda Mykyta
 
5.0
16 Mykolenko Vitalii
 
6.0
94 Kedziora Tomasz
 
7.0
30 Shabanov Artem
 
5.0
29 Buialskyi Vitaliy
 
9.0
15 Tsyhankov Viktor (С)
 
9.0
8 Shepelev Volodymyr
 
9.0
7 Verbič Benjamin
 
10.0
10 Shaparenko Mykola
 
10.0
9 Sol Fran
 
6.0
19 Нarmash Denys
 
2.0
43 Rusyn Nazariy
 
8.0

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