Dinamo Moscow will hold a meeting with the Athens Panathinaikos in the opening match of the group stage football UEFA Europa League (group E). The game will take place in the capital of Greece at the stadium «Apostolos Nikolaidis».
Dynamo with great difficulty got into the group stage of the second most important European tournament, only added to the response time of the tournament after overcoming resistance from the uncompromising Cyprus «Omonia» from Nicosia(2: 2, 2: 1). One of the leaders of the championship of Russia, Dynamo faced serious problems and decided the task only because of the goal of the defender Christopher Samba, who this season has scored five goals to 3 in the Premier League and two in the Europa League.» Standard provisions «performed by star freshman Dynamo Mathieu Valbuena are very formidable weapon, but it was not enough for victory in the last match of the championship of Russia with Zenit St. Petersburg. Stanislav Cherchesov lost to the leader of the championship with a score of 2: 3 and already behind six points, taking fourth place. Valbuena, However, the game in Athens allow.
Panathinaikos won second place in the championship of Greece, but failed to get into the group stage of the Champions League, losing to Belgian» standard «from Liege. However, the barrier in the face of Danish» Midtjylland «towards a group round of the Europa League squad Yannis Anastasiou cross managed.» Panathinaikos is a young team, half made up of foreign players, one of which is a Croat Goran Lindenfeld on loan from Dynamo. Besides him, are distinguished from «PJSC» two other experienced Horvat, Daniel Pranjic and Mladen Petrich, a goal which the gate of the English national team at the 2007 UEFA Euro 2008 went to the Russian team Guus Hiddink.
Injured at Panathinaikos Swedish striker Marcus Berg, who scored four goals in the first match with «Midtjylland» (4: 1). From the Dynamo disqualified French midfielder William Wenker.
The Athens club spent 3 tournament in the Greek League, scored only 4 points and ranked only 9th place. Last Sunday «PJSC» lost «Kallonis with the score 0: 1.
The match between Panathinaikos and FC Dynamo will start at 21: 00 GMT, the chief justice appointed Italian Daniele Orsato.
Thursday will be another 23 tournament 1st round of the group round of the Champions League. Within the group E in Eindhoven (Netherlands) local PSV will play with the Portuguese «Estoril». In group H Krasnodar will meet with French Lille
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