Dynamo are in Switzerland tonight to face the ‘minnows’ of their Europa League group, Lugano!
The Kyiv club have been on an upward trajectory ever since the side beat Malmo in Matchday 1!
That first victory for Mykhaylychenko has spurned on the side on to win three consecutive league games, with the club’s key men finding their form for the first time this season.
Viktor Tsyhankov and Benjamin Verbic have been pivotal in Dynamo’s last few performances and the manager will be looking to them tonight to unlock the Lugano defence.
Malmo match-winner Buyalskyy will also be in the spotlight to see if he can add to his impressive tally so far this season.
Going into this fixture, anything but a victory would be seriously disappointing for the Ukrainian club with their Swiss counterparts on a long winded winless streak. This includes an opening 1-0 loss to Copenhagen in the first MD.
However, looking at their recent results, they look to be rather tricky to break down and do not ship a lot of goals often. Dynamo will need to be weary of this and try not to turn this into another Malmo performance where only a late goal spared their blushes!
On paper, Dynamo have more than enough to get past Lugano, who are not playing at their own home stadium. Rather they will face the Ukrainian side in St Gallen; yet another factor that could go in the away side’s favour.
They need to get the points on the board in this one, before they end up facing their main challengers for top, Copenhagen, in consecutive matches.
A reminder that more wins for Ukrainian sides in Europe mean more coefficent points!