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Dynamo trio sidelined for vital Maccabi visit

Published: Monday 12 December 2011, 12.35CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv have lost three major players to injury ahead of Wednesday's must-win matchday six UEFA Europa League home game against Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC.
Dynamo trio sidelined for vital Maccabi visit
Andriy Shevchenko is one of three big names ruled out of Dynamo's decider against Maccabi ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Monday 12 December 2011, 12.35CET

Dynamo trio sidelined for vital Maccabi visit

FC Dynamo Kyiv have lost three major players to injury ahead of Wednesday's must-win matchday six UEFA Europa League home game against Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC.

FC Dynamo Kyiv will be without striker Andriy Shevchenko, goalkeeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy and defensive midfielder Ognjen Vukojević for Wednesday's decisive UEFA Europa League match against Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC.

The 35-year-old Shevchenko sustained a knee injury in Dynamo's 1-1 draw at Stoke City FC on 1 December and has aggravated it further in training. First-choice keeper Shovkovskiy was already a doubt after missing the last two Premier-Liha fixtures with a calf knock, with Maxym Koval, 19, set to deputise. Vukojević is suffering from knee and groin problems.

The news is a blow to coach Yuri Semin who is already without long-term absentees Taras Mikhalik and Goran Popov. Dynamo lie third in Group E, three points adrift of second-placed Beşiktaş JK, and require victory at home to Maccabi and for Beşiktaş to lose against already-qualified Stoke to have a chance of qualifying for the round of 32.

Last updated: 12/12/11 19.53CET

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