Where and when to watch the next Dynamo Kyiv Champions League match

3 August, 12:39 PM
Dynamo will play Sturm in the Polish city of Lodz on Aug. 3 (Photo:FC Dynamo Kyiv)

Dynamo will play Sturm in the Polish city of Lodz on Aug. 3 (Photo:FC Dynamo Kyiv)

Following Dymano Kyiv’s stunning (and controversial) extra-time 2-1 win on July 27 over Turkey’s Fenerbahce in Istandbul in the Champions League, the Ukrainian Premier League runners-up are advancing to face Austria’s Sturm Graz.

The Dynamo-Sturm Graz match will take place in the Polish city of Lodz at the City Stadium, on Aug. 3 at 9.00 p.m. Kyiv time (GMT +3).

The game will be broadcast live on the Setanta Sports channel, and Ukraine’s 2 + 2 channel will broadcast the game with a 15-minute delay.

Here’s what you need to know about the tie:

About Dynamo:

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·        finished 2nd in the Ukrainian Premier League last season, which was interrupted due to the full-scale Russian invasion;

·        passed the 2nd round of qualification with Turkish Fenerbahce with a score of 2:1;

·        has only one victory in the last five games, including friendly matches;

·        won’t be able to rely on forwards Vladyslav Supryaha (injury) and Benjamin Verbič (went to Greece’s Panathinaikos)

About Sturm:

·        took 2nd place in the Austrian Bundesliga last season, losing the championship to Salzburg;

·        is only starting its Champions League campaign, and in the new season of the national championship Sturm is on third place after two rounds;

·        undefeated in 10 matches in a row in all tournaments, including friendly matches;

·        Defenders Geyrhofer and Trummer, midfielder Kiteishvili and forward Yancher will not participate in the game (injuries).

Expected team lineups:

Dynamo: Bushchan, Kędziora, Popov, Zabarnyi, Dubinchak, Sydorchuk, Shaparenko, Vanat, Buyalskyi, Tsyhankov, Besyedin

Sturm: Siebenhandl, Gazibegović, Wüthrich, Borkovic, Morley, Hierländer, Stankovic, Prass, Horvath, Sarkaria, Højlund

If Dynamo beats Sturm, they will play against the winner of the Benfica (Portugal) - Midtjylland (Denmark) tie in the Champions League playoff round.

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