Dynamo Kyiv "are no ordinary side" according to Şenol Güneş, Beşiktaş expecting no favours as the Black Eagles stage their first UEFA Champions League group stage home game in seven years.
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- Beşiktaş boss Şenol Güneş tells his players: "Be patient and stay calm" against Benfica
- Black Eagles' first UEFA Champions League group stage home game since 2009
- Dynamo have lost three of last five matches in all competitions and are one point behind Benfica
- Beşiktaş have kept just one clean sheet in seven games this season
- Ex-Fenerbahçe forward Serhiy Rebrov hopeful Andriy Yarmolenko will shake off back problem
Beşiktaş: Fabri; Beck, Marcelo, Tošić, Adriano; İnler, Hutchinson; Quaresma, Talisca, Erkin; Tosun.
Doubtful: Özyakup (ankle)
Dynamo Kyiv: Shovkovskiy; Morozyuk, Khacheridi, Vida, Makarenko; Rybalka; Yarmolenko, Garmash, Fedorchuk, González; Júnior Moraes.
Out: Sydorchuk (suspended), Danilo Silva (hamstring), Gusev (omitted)
Doubtful: Yarmolenko (back)
Şenol Güneş, Beşiktaş coach
Our opponents are a good side. They are good on the break and very disciplined, they help each other out on the pitch and run very hard. They have talented players as well – [Andriy] Yarmolenko and Júnior Moraes up front, and midfielders who can play at both ends, like [Serhiy] Rybalka and [Denys] Garmash.
They are no ordinary side – they are modest and hard-working. We will need to be sharp and break fast. We will have to be patient and stay calm, covering a lot of ground but without losing control of the game.
Serhiy Rebrov, Dynamo Kyiv coach
Beşiktaş are well-balanced team: they are champions of Turkey which speaks for itself. They score a lot of goals and concede a fair few too. It's important that my players loosen up and play their football. It's obviously important to get the points as well – any positive result will do.
We know how hard it is to play in Istanbul. I played here [for Fenerbahçe] and I remember that Turkey is a proper football country, where people are really passionate about their favourite teams. I always love returning to this beautiful city.
Beşiktaş 2-2 Galatasaray (Marcelo 73, Cenk Tosun 78; Derdiyok 8, Bruma 44)
Beşiktaş rallied from 2-0 down to preserve their unbeaten record this season.
Olimpik Donetsk 0-4 Dynamo Kyiv (Tsygankov 8, Júnior Moraes 27pen, González 59, Fedorchuk 78)
A first Dynamo goal for 18-year-old midfielder Viktor Tsygankov set Rebrov's men en route to an emphatic result, ending their four-game winless run.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Dynamo Kyiv: WLLDLW
Reporter's view: Çetin Cem Yılmaz (@UEFAcomCetinCY)
Players and fans are excited at the prospect of Beşiktaş's first UEFA Champions League group stage home game in seven years. Some of the Black Eagles' summer recruits are still to settle in completely, but they are unbeaten in all competitions this term regardless – so far, so good. Dynamo Kyiv are the more experienced side at this level though, and are not a team to be underestimated. Expect a close contest.
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Rebrov spent 2002 to 2004 on loan at Fenerbahçe from Tottenham Hotspur – find out how he fared in our extensive match background.