Euro watch: Dynamo recharge in Turkey
- 01 March 2011 11:55
- Posted by Peter Ferguson
Dynamo Kyiv have returned to Turkey for a final friendly before the Ukrainian Premier League campaign resumes for City's Europa League opponents.
Having seen off Istanbul outfit Besiktas with a thumping 8-1 aggregate victory, Dynamo have made a five-day trip to Antalya to take on Torpedo Moscow with their winter break about to end.
Yuriy Semin's men, second in the table but 12 points adrift of Shakhtar, will travel to Metalurh Donetsk on Saturday before turning their attention to next week's Round of 16 first leg against City.
Dynamo haven't played a league game since the end of November yet followed up their 4-1 win in Istanbul with a 4-0 triumph in the second leg. Scorers Vukojevic, Yarmolenko, Husyev and Shevchenko are all in Turkey.
Semin's full squad to face Torpedo is: goalkeepers - Shovkovskyy, Koval, Boyko, Kychak; defenders - Betão, Yussuf, Almeida, Danilo da Silva, Nesmachnyy, Popov, Khacheridi, Magrão; midfielders - Vukojević, Eremenko, Husyev, Ghioane, Harmash, Bertoglio, Ninković, Rybalka; forwards - Shevchenko, Milevskyy, Kravets, Yarmolenko, Zozulya.
Aris Thessaloniki recovered quickly from their 3-0 Round of 32 defeat by the Blues and the Greek outfit were only held 2-2 by a last-ditch equaliser at Larissa at the weekend.