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PSV with a point to prove against Dinamo

Published: Friday 25 October 2013, 8.00CET
PSV Eindhoven will look to atone for a shock defeat in their last UEFA Europa League Group B home game when GNK Dinamo Zagreb come to the Netherlands on matchday four.
PSV with a point to prove against Dinamo
PSV's Jürgen Locadia is challenged by Dinamo's Lee Addy in Zagreb ©AFP/Getty Images

Tournament statistics

PSVDinamo Zagreb

Goals scored4
 
3
Possession (%)59
 
41
Total attempts81
 
77
on target30
 
27
off target30
 
33
blocked21
 
17
against woodwork2
 
0
Corners27
 
27
Offsides11
 
6
Yellow cards11
 
10
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed79
 
88
Fouls suffered68
 
79
Passes3111
 
2589
completed2582
 
2093

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Published: Friday 25 October 2013, 8.00CET

PSV with a point to prove against Dinamo

PSV Eindhoven will look to atone for a shock defeat in their last UEFA Europa League Group B home game when GNK Dinamo Zagreb come to the Netherlands on matchday four.

PSV Eindhoven can put an end to GNK Dinamo Zagreb's hopes of progressing from UEFA Europa League Group B when the sides meet for the second time in a fortnight.

Previous meetings
• Dinamo had the bulk of the chances as the teams crossed paths for the first time on matchday three, but while a 0-0 draw gave them their first Group B point, Dinamo will need to at least match that result if they are to have a chance of taking one of the top two spots in the section.

• PSV's only previous Croatian experience came when they met HNK Hajduk Split in the 1975/76 European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals; they lost 2-0 in Split but prevailed 3-0 after extra time in the return fixture in Eindhoven.

• Dinamo's record in 11 games against Dutch clubs – eight of them versus AFC Ajax – is W3 D3 L5 (W1 D3 L3 in Zagreb – W2 D0 L2 in the Netherlands). Their last two visits to the Netherlands ended in defeats against Ajax.

Match background
• PSV are the only side to have competed in every edition of the UEFA Europa League group stage since the competition's inception in 2009/10, missing out on the round of 32 for the first time last season when they finished behind FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and SSC Napoli in Group F.

• PSV have won only one of their last five European home games, and kicked off the group stage with a shock 2-0 loss to Bulgarian champions PFC Ludogorets Razgrad.

• Dinamo have yet to make it through the group stage of this competition in five attempts. They kicked off Group B with a 2-1 home loss to FC Chornomorets Odesa and were then beaten 3-0 at Ludogorets on matchday two.

• Dinamo have lost their last eight away games in UEFA group stage competition since a 2-0 win at Club Brugge KV in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League. The aggregate score against them in those fixtures was 27-2, meaning they conceded an average of over three goals a game.

Team facts
• PSV forward Jürgen Locadia celebrates his 20th birthday on the day of the Dinamo match.

• PSV's draw in Zagreb was their 39th UEFA Europa League game, with that total breaking the appearance record previously shared with two-time winners Club Atlético de Madrid and Sporting Clube de Portugal. PSV have also scored more UEFA Europa League goals than any side since the advent of the new competition, 62.

• Dinamo are one of nine domestic champions in the group stage along with Group B rivals Ludogorets (Bulgaria), NK Maribor (Slovenia), FC Sheriff (Moldova), Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (Israel), Legia Warszawa (Poland), FC Shakhter Karagandy (Kazakhstan), APOEL FC (Cyprus) and IF Elfsborg (Sweden).

• PSV are one of five clubs in this season's group stage to have won this competition before (1978), along with Valencia CF (2004), Eintracht Frankfurt (1980) and two-time winners Sevilla FC (2006, 2007) and Tottenham Hotspur FC (1972, 1984). PSV are the only side involved on matchday four to have also won the European Champion Clubs' Cup, in 1988.

Coach information
• Hired in summer 2013 to coach the club he served so successfully as a player, Phillip Cocu had spent several years preparing, working with the senior national team and PSV's youth sides and briefly taking caretaker command of the PSV first XI in 2012. Capped 101 times by the Netherlands, he won four Dutch titles with PSV either side of a lengthy spell at FC Barcelona, peaking with the 1998/99 Liga triumph.

• Dinamo brought an end to Branko Ivanković's third spell as the club's coach ahead of matchday three, with his side having lost four of his eight games since he took charge in September.

• Sporting director Zoran Mamić has been put in charge for the remainder of the year, with Damir Krznar and Igor Cvitanović working as his assistants. Capped six times as a defender and defensive midfielder, he started and ended his playing career at Dinamo either side of a long spell in Germany, where he represented, among others, VfL Bochum 1848 and Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Last updated: 04/11/13 12.09CET

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