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Two former PSV Eindhoven players can give FC Dinamo Moskva some inside information as the Russian side look to complete a clean sweep in UEFA Europa League Group E.

PSV's Jürgen Locadia closes down Dinamo's Christian Noboa
PSV's Jürgen Locadia closes down Dinamo's Christian Noboa ©AFP/Getty Images

PSV Eindhoven will look to prevent FC Dinamo Moskva making a clean sweep in UEFA Europa League Group E as the top two gear up for the round of 32 draw.

Dinamo will finish first in Group E regardless of the result; PSV will progress as runners-up.

Form guide
Dinamo beat PSV 1-0 in Russia on matchday two, substitute Yuri Zhirkov hitting the added-time winner.

PSV have won both of their previous home games against Russian clubs; this is Dinamo's first official engagement in the Netherlands.

PSV have averaged a goal a match in their last 11 European home fixtures; they have also scored once in each of their four UEFA Europa League home contests this season.

Dinamo are the only side to have won all five of their group stage games this season.

Trivia and links
Dinamo have hit the woodwork six times during the group stage – more than any other team in the competition.

PSV are the only club to have been involved in all six UEFA Europa League campaigns.

Dinamo's Hungarian midfielder Balázs Dzsudzsák represented PSV 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.

The coaches
• 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.

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.