Today, August 3, Kiev “Dynamo” plays with “Sturm” from Graz in the Champions League qualification.
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The match will take place in Lodz, Poland. You can watch the online broadcast of the Dynamo-Sturm match at 21:00 on the Sentata Sports channel, the platform Sentanta Sports or 2+2 with a 15 minute delay.
The winner of the pair “Dynamo” – “Storm” will be determined by the sum of two matches, the return game in Austria will take place on August 9. The loser will immediately go down to the group stage of the Europa League. The winner will advance to the next qualifying round, the victory in which will allow him to play in the group stage of the Champions League in the autumn.
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The path to the Champions League
Dynamo in the previous qualifying round beat Turkish Fenerbahce. The first match ended with a score of 0:0, the second – 1:2 in favor of the Kyivans (goals were scored by Vitaliy Buyalsky and Alexander Karavaev).
After those matches in the ranks of Dynamo there was a personnel loss. Slovenian winger Benjamin Verbic, who was previously one of the leaders of Kiev, but has suffered from frequent injuries in recent seasons, has moved to the Greek “Panathinaikos”.
Sturm is just getting started in this Champions League season, but has already started playing in the Austrian Bundesliga. In particular, the team from Graz over the weekend with a score of 2:1 beat the Austrian grand “Red Bull” Salzburg.
Dynamo and Sturm have never played each other before. However, Kharkiv football fans may remember the Austrian team – it was Sturm that knocked out Metalist in the Europa League qualification in the 2009/10 season.
Bookmakers believe that Dynamo have more chances to win in today’s match, betting on it is accepted with a coefficient of about 2.1. To win “Sturm” – 3.5.
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