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UEFA Champions League Dynamo will start its way to Europe


UEFA Champions League Dynamo will start its way to Europe
The draw for the 3rd qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League was held on Monday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. It is at this stage of the competition that the first of two representatives of Ukraine, Dynamo Kyiv, enters the fight.



  • In the Champions League qualification, there are two ways - the Path of Champions and the Path of the representatives of the leagues. The first path of our country does not a concern because thanks to the relatively high rating of Ukraine in the UEFA coefficient table, the champion of Donetsk “Shakhtar” is guaranteed to play in the main tournament - in the group stage.


  • Dynamo got an opponent from the list of Paths of representatives of the leagues. Kyiv club was seeded at the draw due to one of the highest coefficients in the UEFA rankings. In total, there are eight clubs in the Paths of representatives of the leagues: six-start from the 3rd round, two more will join according to the results of the 2nd qualifying round of the Champions League (when determining seed-non-seed, the best rating among the two clubs is taken).


  • Rival “Dynamo” could become one of three teams - the Belgian “Brugge”, the Turkish “Istanbul Basaksehir” or the Austrian LASK. The Ukrainian “Dynamo” would not have played against the Russian “Krasnodar” in any case - UEFA is parting Ukrainian clubs in European competition with representatives of Russia.


It is curious that the blind lot still brought “Krasnodar” and “Dynamo”. And the Ukrainian vice-champion would be the master of the field in the decisive second match of this hypothetical pair. But the manager of the draw from UEFA, of course, did otherwise. And Kievans still got the Belgian "Brugge".
  • This club is notable for the fact that in it from the new season 2019/2020 defender of the Ukrainian team Eduard Sobol appears. The player, whose rights belong to Shakhtar Donetsk, will be leased to Brugge until the end of the 2019/2020 season. Sable had already debuted for his new team in a friendly match against the Dutch AZ and even scored a goal. True, his team lost with a big score - 2: 5.


  • Last season, Brugge played in the Champions League group stage, where he won one victory with three draws and two defeats in a quartet with the Spanish Atletico, the German Borussia and French Monaco - 5 points, 3rd place. And in the spring in the 1/16 finals of the Europa League on the sum of two matches, he lost to the Austrian “Salzburg” - 2: 1 and 0: 4. 


  • Also, the team took the 2nd place in the national championship of Belgium, because of what is now forced to start the European Cup campaign with the qualification of the Champions League.


  • The first matches of the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League will be held August 6-7, the return - August 13th. The winners of the pairs will play in the Champions League play-off round, the losers will continue to play in the Europa League group stage.


Earlier it was reported that Ukraine is returning to the "pre-war" football championship - with 16 teams. It was also reported that Gianluigi Buffon returns to Juventus.


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