On December 6, Dynamo U19, together with the first team delegation, left for Lisbon to play the UEFA Youth League group stage matchday 6 game against Benfica.
After five matchdays, the White-Blues are the group leaders with Benfica lacking 1 point behind. Both sides have already qualified for the spring stage of the competition. Still in this game they’ll fight for the first place that guarantees through ticked to the round of 16 (drawing – February 14, matches – March 1/2).
Teams that finish second in their groups will feature in playoffs (drawing – February 14, matches – March 8/9) against winners of the Champions Path autumn stage (winners of domestic U19 leagues whose first teams don’t participate in the Champions League).
Ihor Kostiuk has taken 21 players to Lisbon:
Goalkeepers: Ruslan Neshcheret, Denys Ihnatenko, Dmytro Pohorilyi.
Defenders: Anton Bol, Artem Benediuk, Arseniy Filatov, Maxym Diachuk, Vasyl Tanchak.
Halfbacks: Khamlishi El Mehdi, Olexandr Yatsyk, Volodymyr Brazhko, Anton Tsarenko, Nazar Voloshyn, Dmytro Melnychenko, Artem Sliesar, Viktor Bliznichenko, Navin Malych, Samba Diallo, Illia Skrypnyk.
Forwards: Ihor Horbach, Artur Uvarov.