For their entry into the Champions League, Dynamo Kiev and Benfica Lisbon meet this Tuesday in Ukraine for an already important match.
The other group E match. This is how this meeting is seen by observers. In a pool where Barca and Bayern also evolve, these two teams have little hope of reaching the round of 16. This confrontation in Ukraine is therefore all the more important, for both teams, because it could prove to be decisive in the race for third qualifying place for the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Where the Ukrainians were directly qualified as reigning national champions, Benfica had to go through two qualifying rounds. After dismissing Spartak Moscow (4-0 over both matches), the Portuguese defeated PSV Eindhoven (2-1 overall) to advance to the group stages. Ultra domineering in their championships, the two teams will therefore arrive prepared to do battle, which promises a great show. And this match might not even necessarily be considered “the other meeting of Group E” …
Kiev: Bushchan – Kedziora, Zabarnyi, Syrota, Mykolenko – Shaparenko, Sydorchuk – Tsygankov, Garmash, De Pena – Shkurin
Benfica: Vlachodimos – Almeida, Otamendi, Vertonghen – Gonçalves, Weigl, João Mario, Grimaldo – Pizzi, Rafa Silva – Yaremchuk