On Friday, February 22, at the headquarters of UEFA in Nyon, Switzerland hosted the draw for the 1/8 finals of the Europa League, the results of which his opponent got Dynamo Kiev
At this stage of the tournament 16 teams who were winners in their pairs in the 1/16 finals.
Ukraine in the 1/8 finals of the Europa League will represent the Dynamo, which in the two-legged confrontation was defeated by Greek Olympiakos (2:2, 1:0). Shakhtar Donetsk failed to make it to this stage of the competition, losing to German club Eintracht (2:2, 1:4).
In addition to Dinamo in 1/8 finals of the Europa League will play Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany), Arsenal (England), Benfica (Portugal), Valencia (Spain), Villarreal (Spain), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia), inter (Italy), Salzburg (Austria), Zenit (Russia), Krasnodar (Russia), Napoli (Italy), Rennes (France), Seville (Spain), Slavia (Czech Republic), Chelsea (England).
The draw was conducted on blind principle without seeded teams and clubs from the same Association could meet with each other.
According to the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee, the teams from Ukraine and Russia could not get one pair. Thus, of the potential rivals Dinamo was eliminated Zenit and Krasnodar. In addition, the Kiev club automatically became the first couple.
So, at the end of the draw, the opponent of Dinamo in 1/8 finals of the Europa League has become Chelsea.
The first match with Chelsea Dynamo will hold out 7 March and the return match will take place in Kyiv on March 14.
Recall that on Thursday, February 21, Dynamo in his field played their return leg match of 1/16 finals of the Europa League against the Greek Olympiacos. After scoring a draw with the account 2:2 on the outskirts of Kiev, the club has managed not only to keep the desired result, but also to increase its home victory.
In the second leg with Olympiacos, Dinamo won a minimal victory thanks to exact blow of newcomer Fran Sol.
In the beginning of the match Dinamo controlled the game, but really dangerous moments at gate of both commands arose. In the second half of the first half, the hosts began to act more actively, which led to a goal for Olympiakos. On 32 minutes, the Kyiv team spent a prolonged attack, which culminated in his first goal for the White-Blues newcomer Fran Sol, who completed a pass to the near post from Vitaly, Mikolenko.
The Spanish forward in the stoppage time of the first half had a great opportunity to double and redouble the advantage of Dynamo, however, preparing a strike, with several meters struck directly in the goalkeeper of Olympiakos, who managed to reduce the angle of attack.
In the second half of the match Dinamo, already having a comfortable lead, gave the initiative to the opponent, playing mainly on the counterattack. The Greek team managed to create a few chances, but in dangerous situations, Kiev was saved by Denis Boyko, having made an excellent save and neutralizing one-on-one.
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