European cups-2017/18: Qualifying prospects

“Dawn” Nikita KAMENYUKI and “Shakhtar” Darijo SRNA will start the European campaign with the group stage. Photo:

Five of our representatives in European competition, Shakhtar and Zorya released from the qualifying matches.

The rest, in order to fall to play in the group stages, have to go through the sieve of qualification.

Entering the Ukrainian Champions directly in the group stage of the Champions League has become a pleasant tradition. In the upcoming season due to the 8-th position of Ukraine in the UEFA coefficients table will be in the first basket of “seeding” (with the club coefficient 87,526 the miners would fall to the second basket).

But “the Dynamo” for an exit in group tournament will have to overcome two hurdles in qualifying “tournament 15”. We will remind that representatives of 15 leading countries (in the table) pass the qualifying rounds apart from the other candidates. High club coefficient (67,526) allows the Dynamo to be among the “seeded” in both rounds of qualifying.

It is easy to make a list of possible opponents of Kiev at this stage of the selection process. In determining the likely competitors in the 4th qualifying round, assume that in addition to danilovtsev break clubs with the higher coefficient. In this case, our Vice-champion will get someone from the “asiany”.


3rd OTB. round 4-th OTB. round

Steaua Victoria

Young boys CSKA*

Nice Bruges

Basaksehir Sporting

AEK Hoffenheim

* CSKA is unlikely to be among rivals Dinamo as UEFA will continue to breed Russian and Ukrainian clubs.

As you can see, among the opponents of Dynamo in the opening round of qualifying impassable no rivals. As for the 4th qualifying round, which will award spots in the group stage, the status of “seed” will allow the people of Kiev to avoid encounters with Sevilla, Napoli, Ajax and Liverpool. However, the composition of the “asiany” looks impressive to beat, such as “sporting” or “Hoffenheim” can be difficult. Nevertheless, the chances of Kiev to reach the group stage can be estimated as very promising.

A few words about the Europa League. We note again that the “dawn” starts with a group stage and a factor 13,526, is likely to be in the fourth basket of “seeding”. Considering that on the way to the group stage to the participants of the LE will join the losers of the Champions League, completely “to form a” basket difficult. To rise in the third basket, Yuriy Vernidub’s charges can only be the case if there is a wholesale departure from the tournament of clubs with a relatively high club coefficients.

“Olimpik” (8,526) and Alexandria (9,526) will start from the 3rd qualifying round and even in the beginning of its European path will be “asiany”.

Alexander PRESIC, Sport-Express in Ukraine

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