Dynamo Kiev v Everton preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:56

Dynamo Kiev v Everton preview

In what has been a tumultuous season for Roberto Martinez’s men, the last week has seen an upturn in their fortunes, triggered by a comeback victory over the Ukrainian champions in last week’s first-leg.
A rare, convincing home win over Newcastle on Sunday further heightened the positivity around Goodison Park ahead of Thursday’s tie.
Romelu Lukaku will be looking to get on the scoresheet for the third successful match where he can add to the seven goals he has already scored in Europe.
Dynamo have numerous injury problems but warmed up for Thursday’s tie with a 5-0 victory over Illichivets at the weekend.
Former Tottenham and West Ham striker Sergei Rebrov now manages Dynamo and he will looking to emulate the success he had as a player against Everton, having netted twice against them for Spurs in September 2000.
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Tony Hibbert and Steven Pienaar (both knee) are both sidelined for the visitors in Kiev, but Aiden McGeady has overcome a similar issue be in contention.
Bryan Oviedo has a hamstring injury and Kevin Mirallas is also ruled out after missing the Newcastle game with a knock.
The Ukrainian Premier League leaders will be the without the services of attacking midfielder Younes Belhanda due to suspension.

Defender Yevhen Makarenko is also out for the hosts, with Jeremain Lens, goalkeeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy and Serhiy Sydorchuk all doubts for Sergei Rebrov’s men.

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