FC Dynamo Kyiv Tuesday, February 24, will play the first match of 1/8 final of UEFA Champions League with an English club «Manchester city».
The match will start at the NSC Olimpiyskiy at 21: 45 Kyiv time, will serve a Spanish referee brigade headed Antonio Mateu Laos, the official UEFA website.
«The main assigned referee Antonio Mateu Laos. Launchmany — Pau Cebrian Devis and Roberto del Palomar, additional assistants — jesús Gil Manzano and Carlos Gomez, the fourth referee — Raul Cabanero«, — informs the website.
Meeting will show the Ukrainian TV channels «Ukraine» and «Football 1».
The game also aroused great interest worldwide. The match will show only in 117 countries, said the press service of FC «Dynamo». «The game «Dinamo» — «MC» will be seen in 117 countries of the world. Broadcast it will be these media giants sports TV, Sky Sports, Fox Sports, Canal+, ESPN, and other», — noted in press service.
In the stands of NSC «Olympic» in a match of Dynamo will support, among other people, in front of citizenship and deeds which inclined the citizens of Ukraine. As it turned out, not only our, but also in the United States, where the efforts of the Ukrainian Diaspora in new York was created charitable organization «Club of fans of sports». This is the club and bought a ticket for 91 the military anti-terrorist operation on the match of the UEFA Champions League, reported the press service of the Dynamo.
«Honorary President of «Club sports» is the legendary captain of «Dynamo» in 1961 Victor Kanevsky. Listed on Diaspora funds purchased 91 ticket for the match «Dinamo» — «Manchester city». The fan club «Dynamo» (Kiev) has distributed them among servicemen of the 95th separate airmobile brigade, the 93rd brigade, 72 brigade, battalion «Donbass», «Aidar» battalion, battalion name Kulchytsky, 24th battalion, soldiers undergoing treatment in the Main military clinical hospital, football team, consisting of soldiers, who during the 2014-2015 performing tasks in the area of the ATO», — informed the press service.
Five years ago, the teams met at this stage of the Europa League. Dynamo then went further, winning at home (2:0) and the lowest yielding on the road (0:1).
«Dynamo» was published in the playoffs of the Champions League for the first time in 17 years. In the season 1998-1999 the «white-blue» under the direction of Valery Lobanovsky reached the semi-finals of the most prestigious club tournament of the continent, reports «UKRINFORM».
Manchester city will try for the first time in its history to reach the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.
According to the chief coach of «Dynamo» Sergei Rebrov, all his players are healthy and raring to go, including Andriy Yarmolenko and Junior Moraes.
«We discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the opponents. Know how they have big potential in attack with players like David Silva, Raheem sterling or Sergio Aguero, which is now worth almost half of the team. With the return of Vincent Kompany has been considerably strengthened and the defensive line. But there is a «city» and the omissions to which we pointed out to the players. I hope they will use that knowledge,» said Rebrov ahead of the match.
Mentor «Manchester city» Manuel Pellegrini in his turn said that in the Champions League his team will fight until the end.
«We took first place in their group and are going to go far in this tournament as far as possible. All players understand that we are facing a very important task. I want futbolisty showed all that capable. We understand that this is just the first match, but must play their best, to make things easier in the second leg», said Pellegrini.
Dynamo will play with «Manchester city» 24.02.2016