FC Dinamo Moskva will be hoping for inside information from two former PSV Eindhoven players as the two teams go head to head in UEFA Europa League Group E.
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FC Dinamo Moskva will look to get the inside line from two PSV Eindhoven old boys as the sides meet in UEFA Europa League Group E.
• PSV won their only previous game in Moscow, beating PFC CSKA Moskva 1-0 in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage thanks to Jefferson Farfán's 39th-minute goal.
• Dinamo are unbeaten in six European matches (W3 D3) and have scored twice in each of their last four UEFA fixtures. However, their last three continental home games have ended in draws.
• PSV have triumphed in all five of their UEFA Europa League contests this season, including two matches away from home.
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• PSV are the only club to have been involved in all six UEFA Europa League campaigns, and they have also played more matches in the competition than any other club (43).
• Dinamo's Hungarian midfielder Balázs Dzsudzsák could make his 50th UEFA club competition appearance against PSV, the club he represented from 2008 to 2011, winning the Dutch title in 2007/08.
• Dinamo's Bulgarian defender Stanislav Manolev also played for PSV, from 2009 to 2014, helping the club win the Dutch Cup under then-caretaker boss Phillip Cocu in 2011/12.
• Dinamo defenders Alexander Büttner (Vitesse) and Douglas (FC Twente) also have extensive Eredivisie experience.
• Young PSV defender Farshad Noor celebrates his 20th birthday on the day of the Dinamo game.
• Dinamo coach since April 2014, Stanislav Cherchesov made his name as a goalkeeper with FC Spartak Moskva, 1. FC Dynamo Dresden and FC Tirol Innsbruck, and played international football for the Soviet Union, the CIS and Russia. As a player, he won three Austrian titles with Tirol, going on to coach FC Wacker Innsbruck along with a number of Russian sides including Spartak.
• Having led PSV to Dutch Cup glory as caretaker coach in 2012, former midfielder Phillip Cocu took permanent command in 2013, after learning the ropes in a number of roles at the club. As a player, he collected 101 caps for the Netherlands and won four titles in two spells at PSV, as well as the 1998/99 Spanish crown with FC Barcelona, his club from 1998 to 2004.