CAN THE WIN STREAK CONTINUE? – Lugano v Dynamo Kyiv – UEL GS 19/20

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 …

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME? – Olexandria v Gent – UEL GS 19/20

Oleksandriya host a Ukrainian infused KAA Gent side in their first ever ‘home’ Europa League group stage tie! Tonight’s game takes place at Arena Lviv, a few hundred miles away from Oleksandriya’s real home stadium, NSK Nika in Kirovohrad oblast. However, this venue did not meet the UEFA standards for infrastructure, both structurally and logistically. …

The River Roars and Groans – UPL Matchday 9 2019/20

It’s a big week ahead for Ukrainian football. The UPL goes into Matchday 9 with Shakhtar looking to continue their 100% record in the league. Meanwhile Dynamo, Desna and Zorya are out to try and leapfrog the others in the battle for second! Then after the weekend, we have Shakhtar travelling to Milan to face …

‘A GAME IN HAND’ – UPL Matchday 4 REWIND

BONUS UPL GAME ALERT TODAY! Mariupol welcome Dynamo Kyiv to the Azov coast in this Matchday 4 game in hand! After being given special dispensation by the UPL to move this fixture in order to prioritise key European fixtures in the summer, this fixture is finally being fulfilled. It’s a long away trip to make, …

DAVID v GOLIATH – Round 2? UPL 2019/20 Matchday 8

UKRAINIAN FOOTBALL ROUND UP: What a week it has been in Ukrainian football! The return to domestic football after the international break brought us some serious shocks. Oleksandriya got us underway with a convincing 2-0 victory at home to Dnipro-1. They warmed up nicely ahead of their Europa League debut against Wolfsburg. Dovhiy and Sitalo …

Ukrainian Clubs in Europe: 2019/20 Preview: PART 2

UKRAINE’S UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVES: DYNAMO KYIV League Finish 18/19: 2nd UCL Finish 19/20: 3rd Qualifying Round UEL Finish 18/19: Round of 16 Home Stadium: NSK Olympiyskiy (Kyiv) GROUP B: Dynamo Kyiv, FC Copenhagen, Malmo, Lugano Key Fixtures: 19/9 – Dynamo Kyiv v Malmo 3/10 – Lugano v Dynamo Kyiv 24/10 – Dynamo Kyiv v FC …

UKRAINIAN CLUBS IN EUROPE:A 2019/20 SEASON PREVIEW

The upcoming season of European football is a highly important one for Ukraine and its clubs. After largely disappointing UEFA Champions and Europa League campaigns in the previous year, Ukrainian sides will need to seriously perform this time round in order to preserve their amount of automatic group stage berths for the 21/22 season. The …

Another Donbas Derby in Exile: UPL Matchday 7

The UPL returns this weekend after a two week hiatus due to the international break. There are some big games this weekend, with Shakhtar taking on Zorya and Desna visiting Kyiv in a battle of 2nd against 5th! Ukrainian Football Update: Ukraine played two games during the international break and both can be deemed as …

Lithuania v Ukraine: The Road to Euro 2020

TWO ALLIES GO INTO BATTLE TODAY! It’s Matchday 5 for UKRAINE in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign as they travel to Vilnius to face LITHUANIA! This game is a must win for the visitors as they aim to continue their strong start to the qualifying cycle and push further away from group rivals Serbia and …

KONOPLYANKA SIGNS FOR SHAKHTAR

Here’s our thoughts on the move of the window for Ukrainian football: It’s a good move all round for the different parties involved. Schalke get rid of an unfavoured player Shakhtar get a proven international winger, who has pace, goals and assists and has history in the UPL He adds to their quota of homegrown …