The first round of play-off of the new edition of the Europa League will start on Aktobe Central Stadium, where Thursday starting at 16:00 FK Aktobe will play against Dinamo Kiev. Kazacioc rhythms, Eastern Europe will send a new representative in the competition groups and the main favorite of this double header seems to be more titled team from Ukraine.
Kazakhstan representatives in European competition seem to live their moments of glory this year. Champion of Karagandy is one step away from the Champions League after winning the first leg, surprisingly, a 2-0 defeat to Celtic and Aktobe plays its chance of joining the same stage of the Europa League. Forced to “wake up very morning” to get away, Aktobe already played three qualifying rounds, which eliminated one by one, the Gandzasar, Hodd and Breidablik. At the last meeting, Aktobe took a chance, because to qualify on penalties after 1-0 and 0-1 in the two legs.
Team top scorer in the current European campaign is Russian Sergei Davydov, recently brought from Rubin Kazan, with three successful goals.
Dinamo is to debut in Europe this new journey. The team of talent, overshadowed lately by rivals in Donetsk, Oleg Blokhin famous band led is estimated at a value that exceeds 25 times that of their opponents in this match. Raffael’s departure from M’gladbach was replaced effectively with talented players such as Belhanda Moroccan international player brought from Montpellier, Mbokani, Tremoulinas or Dragovic. Yevhen Selin international player is not available for this game, being injured.