First leg score: Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 Sturm Graz
Sturm Graz vs Dynamo Kyiv
Under 2.5 goals- 4/6!
Having won last Wednesday’s first leg at Stadion Miejski ŁKS, can Dynamo Kyiv finish the job in Austria?
Six nights ago, Oleksandr Karavayev scored the only goal in Łódź as the homeless Ukrainian giants prevailed 1-0.
Now on the road, will Mircea Lucescu’s team keep their Champions League dream alive?
Despite having not played a competitive game since early-December beforehand, Dynamo Kyiv ousted Fenerbahçe in the previous round, winning 2-1 in İstanbul.
In their illustrious history, the Blue and Whites have qualified for 19 Champions League group stages, doing so in both of the last two season, as well as seven of the Europa League variety.
Will Dynamo Kyiv avoid defeat in Austria and reach the play-off round?
Sturm Graz meantime are looking to end their 22-year exile from the Champions League; they did compete in the Europa League, their first group stage for a decade, last season.
Die Schwoazn though have only won two of their last 15 European home games, which doesn’t bode well for Christian Ilzer’s team.
Whoever does advance at Liebenauer Stadium will face, in all probability, Benfica in the Champions League play-off round.
The losers go straight into the Europa League group stages.