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Dynamo chase miracle at Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Published: Friday 2 December 2011, 20.00CET
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC are already out of the running for a UEFA Europa League round of 32 place and FC Dynamo Kyiv's chances are extremely slender as they head into matchday six.
Dynamo chase miracle at Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Dynamo celebrate a UEFA Europa League goal ©FC Dynamo Kyiv

Tournament statistics

Dynamo KyivM. Tel-Aviv

Goals scored7
 
8
Attempts on target29
 
29
Attempts off target41
 
32
Corners23
 
28
Offsides30
 
19
Fouls committed82
 
77
Yellow cards15
 
18
Red cards2
 
1

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Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 2 December 2011, 20.00CET

Dynamo chase miracle at Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC are already out of the running for a UEFA Europa League round of 32 place and FC Dynamo Kyiv's chances are extremely slender as they head into matchday six.

FC Dynamo Kyiv need a win and a goal difference landslide against Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC to take second place in UEFA Europa League Group E.

• Three points adrift of Beşiktaş JK, with an identical head-to-head record, the Ukrainian team will finish level on points with the Black Eagles if they beat Maccabi and Beşiktaş lose at home against Stoke City FC. However, if they are to take second place, they will need to overturn the Istanbul side's goal difference advantage of four.

Previous meetings
• Dor Mikha's brilliant solo strike (44) cancelled out Ideye Brown's ninth-minute opener when the sides met on matchday two, with Dynamo goalkeeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy saving his side a point with an impressive second-half performance.

• Only five UEFA club games have been played between the two countries, with the Israeli teams leading 3-1 in victories.

Match background
• Dynamo are unbeaten in three European home games (two wins and a draw) since a 2-0 loss to FC Rubin Kazan in this season's UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

• The Ukrainian club are undefeated in 16 home fixtures in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League (seven wins and nine draws) since a 3-0 loss against RSC Anderlecht on 4 November 1992.

• Maccabi Tel-Aviv are on a three-game losing streak in Group E, and have also lost their last three European away fixtures since winning 2-0 at FK Željezničar in this season's UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

• Overall Maccabi have gone six matches without a win in Europe – a draw and five defeats – since their 3-0 home win over Panathinaikos FC in the play-offs.

Team facts
• Brown has been caught offside ten times, along with NK Marior's Dalibor Volaš, the most in the group stage.

• Once a midfielder and forward, the vastly experienced Yuri Semin is in his second spell as Dynamo coach, having won the 2008/09 Ukrainian title in his first stint when he also led the club to the UEFA Cup semi-finals. He made his name in his native Russia with FC Lokomotiv Moskva, winning titles in 2002 and 2004.

• Maccabi parted company with coach Motti Iwanir on 5 December, after a run of four straight league defeats. The 47-year-old coach said: "Coaching Maccabi Tel-Aviv was a childhood dream of mine. I enjoyed working at the club and wish it all the best."

• Nir Levin has been placed in temporary command following Iwanir's departure. The former Israel striker has coached the club twice before, winning two State Cups, and had been working as director of the club's youth department.

Last updated: 12/12/11 15.03CET

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