Dnipro v St-Étienne background

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and AS Saint-Étienne no longer have their destinies in their own hands as they come together again in UEFA Europa League Group F.

Dnipro's Ondřej Mazuch up against Max-Alain Gradel of St-Étienne
Dnipro's Ondřej Mazuch up against Max-Alain Gradel of St-Étienne ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and AS Saint-Étienne both need favours from elsewhere if they are to make it through to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 from Group F.

Dnipro are bottom of the table and must win to have any hope of qualifying.

St-Étienne need a better result than Qarabağ can manage against FC Internazionale Milano if they are to advance.

Form guide
St-Étienne goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier saved Nikola Kalinić's first-half penalty as the sides drew 0-0 in France on matchday two.

Dnipro have drawn all four of their previous home games against French sides, most recently contesting a 2-2 result against Olympique de Marseille in the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Dnipro have lost both of their Group F home fixtures 1-0.

St-Étienne have drawn all five of their group stage games so far, and could become the first side to draw all six in a major UEFA club competition group stage since Juventus broke new ground in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League.

Trivia and links
Dnipro are the most fouled team in the group stage so far, having suffered 93 offences.

Dnipro's Yevhen Konoplyanka and FK Partizan's Danko Lazović go into matchday six as the most fouled players in the group stage, with 19 infringements against each of them.

Dnipro's Konoplyanka, Ruslan Rotan and Roman Zozulya were all involved as France beat Ukraine in the November 2013 play-offs for the FIFA World Cup finals. Ukraine won 2-0 at home but lost the return leg 3-0 in Saint-Denis.

The coaches
Dnipro coach since May 2014, Myron Markevych started out as a midfielder with hometown club FC Karpaty Lviv, and while his playing career was not a huge success, he served Karpaty in four spells as a coach before a lengthy stint at FC Metalist Kharkiv earned him a reputation for attacking football. He briefly coached Ukraine in 2010.

• A defender for hometown club Olympique de Marseille, LOSC Lille and Toulouse FC among others, St-Étienne boss Christophe Galtier took up his current position in 2009, helping Les Verts to win the 2012/13 French League Cup. He had previously assisted Alain Perrin and Richard Tardy, working in England and Greece as well as France.

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