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FC Dynamo Kyiv were beaten 3-0 in Denmark on matchday three, meaning they will be eager for payback as Aalborg BK come east in UEFA Europa League Group J.

Serhiy Rebrov has featured, as player or coach, in all five of Dynamo's games against AaB
Serhiy Rebrov has featured, as player or coach, in all five of Dynamo's games against AaB ©Getty Images

FC Dynamo Kyiv suffered a first loss to Aalborg BK in five meetings on matchday three, going down 3-0, but they can get back on track in Group J with a return-fixture success.

Form guide
• József Szabó's Dynamo eliminated John Andersen's AaB in 1995/96 UEFA Champions League qualifying, and Valeriy Lobanovskiy's Dynamo accounted for Hans Backe's Aalborg in the 1999/2000 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Current Dynamo coach Serhiy Rebrov played in all four games.

• The teams for their first encounter in Kyiv – a 1-0 Dynamo win on 9 August 1995 – were:
Dynamo: Shovkovskiy*, Khomin, Bezhenar, Golovko, Maximov, Dmytrulin, Pokhlebaev, Kalitvintsev (Shkapenko 86), Kossovskiy, Skachenko (Rebrov 46), Shevchenko.
Gill, Lars Thomsen, Madsen (Thomasberg 86), Kristensen, Boye, Jessen, Simonsen, Jan Pedersen, Andersen (Gronkjær 86), Henrik Rasmussen, Peter Rasmussen.

• The teams for their last encounter in Kyiv – a 2-2 draw on 25 August 1999 – were:
Dynamo: Shovkovskiy*, Gerasimenko (Kormyltsev 60), Golovko. Vaschuk, Dmytrulin, Kaladze, Kossovskiy, Rebrov, Gusin, Yashkin, Shatskikh.
AaB: Nielsen, Lars Thomsen, Bælum, Gaarde, Oper, Jessen, Andersson, Matovac, Priske, Gaardsoe, Strandli.

*registered to play for the club in this season's competition.

Trivia and links
Dynamo's record at home against Danish sides is W3 D2 L1; the only Danes to prevail in Kyiv to date were Brøndby IF – 1-0 winners in a 1997/98 UEFA Champions League qualifier.

Dynamo striker Dieumerci Mbokani and AaB counterpart Rasmus Jönsson were team-mates at VfL Wolfsburg while the former was on loan in 2011.

AaB kicked off Group J with the heaviest defeat in UEFA Europa League (group stage to final) history, 6-0 at FC Steaua Bucureşti. It was also their worst result in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League. They have conceded ten goals in their last two European away matches.

Dynamo midfielder Vladyslav Kalitvintsev's father Yuriy Kalitvintsev was in the starting lineup the first time these clubs met in Kyiv.

The coaches
Dynamo coach Serhiy Rebrov formed a deadly attacking partnership with Andriy Shevchenko for the Bilo-Syni, though his goals dried up somewhat after moving abroad. Following retirement in 2009, Rebrov took a job with Dynamo's youth team, but became first team coach in May 2014 after a successful caretaker spell.

• Kent Nielsen led Aalborg to a domestic double in 2013/14 after taking command in 2010. Having turned out – like his father and brother – for Bronshøj BK, Nielsen won titles with Brøndby IF and played abroad with Aston Villa FC. Capped 54 times, he coached AGF Aarhus, AC Horsens and Brøndby before taking up his current role.

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