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Dinamo Moskva v Estoril background

FC Dinamo Moskva play host to Estoril Praia in Group E as one of only three sides with 100% records in this season's UEFA Europa League group stage.

Yuri Zhirkov applauds team-mates during Dinamo's win in Portugal
Yuri Zhirkov applauds team-mates during Dinamo's win in Portugal ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Dinamo Moskva maintained their 100% UEFA Europa League Group F record with a 2-1 win in Portugal last time out and will look to overcome Estoril Praia again on matchday four.

Form guide
• Both of Dinamo's previous home games against Portuguese opponents ended in draws.

Dinamo are unbeaten in eight European matches (W5 D3) including all seven of their UEFA Europa League fixtures this season. They have not lost in five European home games (W2 D3).

Estoril are without a victory in four European away fixtures (D2 L2) since winning their first two continental ties on the road in 2013/14.

Trivia and links
Dinamo are one of only three teams to have taken maximum points from the opening three matchdays along with ACF Fiorentina and Legia Warszawa.

•Since the advent of the UEFA Europa League, six sides have taken nine points or more but failed to make it to the round of 32:
BSC Young Boys (10 points, 2012/13)
Tottenham Hotspur FC (10 points, 2011/12)
Paris Saint-Germain (10 points, 2011/12)
Birmingham City FC (10 points, 2011/12)
Borussia Dortmund (9 points, 2010/11)
FC Basel 1893 (9 points, 2009/10)

Estoril defender Yohan Tavares and Dinamo midfielder William Vainqueur were team-mates at R. Standard de Liège from 2012 to 2013.

Estoril's 2-0 victory against Panathinaikos FC on matchday two equalled the margin of their previous best European win – a 2-0 success against FC Pasching in 2013. It was also their first group stage victory in eight attempts.

The coaches
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.

Estoril coach José Couceiro has had a varied career since taking charge of FC Alverca in the early 2000s. At various times he has been Portugal Under-21 coach and Lithuania's national team boss, opting for adventures in Turkey and Russia more recently. He took charge at Estoril this year after leaving Vitória FC.

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