Having outplayed Fenerbahce SK and SK Sturm Graz, FC Dynamo Kyiv reached the Champions League qualification play-off round.
At this stage the White-Blues face the Portuguese side SL Benfica. The first leg took place on August 17 at the Stadion Miejski im. Wladyslawa Krola in Lodz, Poland. Benfica succeeded 2:0.