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.
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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.
• 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.
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• 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.
• 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.