Europa Conference League. 3rd qualifying round, 1st leg. Aris – Dynamo. Preview

Europa Conference League. 3rd qualifying round, 1st leg. Aris – Dynamo. Preview

On Thursday, August 10, FC Dynamo Kyiv will play the 2023/2024 Europa Conference League 3rd qualifying round first leg. The White-Blues will face the Greek side Aris Thessaloniki FC away.

2022/2023 SEASON

- Aris finished fifth in domestic league last season, 32 points behind champions – AEK. Thessaloniki side won 15 games out of 36, lost 15 and played in a draw 6 times (goal difference – 55:41). The leading striker of the team was Luis Palma with 11 goals to his name.

As for the Greek Cup, Aris tumbled out in the quarterfinals by losing twice against Olympiacos (0:1, 0:1).

- Dynamo finished fourth in the Ukrainian Premier League last season, 12 points behind champions – Shakhtar. The White-Blues won 18 games, lost 6 and played in a draw 6 times (goal difference – 51:25).



In: Loren Moron (forward), Martín Montoya (right back), Neven Durasek (supporting midfielder), Jonathan Menendez (left winger), Ronald Matarrita (left back), Domagoj Pavicic (midfielder), Franco Ferrari (left back), Jean Jules (supporting midfielder), Antonis Aidonis (center back), Kike Saverio (left winger), David Moberg Karlsson (right back).

Out: Mateo Garcia (right back), Bradley Mazikou (left back), Juan Iturbe (left winger), Marvin Peersman (left back), Marios Siabanis (goalkeeper), Salem M'bakata (right back), Aboubakar Kamara (forward), Rafael Camacho (right winger), Peter Etebo (midfielder), Nicolas N’Koulou (center back).


In: Andriy Yarmolenko, Volodymyr Brazhko, Kristian Bilovar.

Out: Denys Boiko, Mykyta Burda, Yevhen Smyrnyi, Serhiy Buletsa, Gerson Rodrigues, Justin Lonwijk, Eric Ramirez, Mykyta Kravchenko, Heorhiy Tsytaishvili, Vikentiy Voloshyn, Anton Bol, Olexandr Yatsyk.


While getting ready for the new season, Dynamo played five friendlies. They defeated Dinamo Bucuresti (4:1), Wolfsberger (8:0), drew against Young Boys (3:3), succeeded against Aris Limassol (4:0) and Al Hilal (1:0).

Aris played five friendlies during the pre-season period too. Greek side won two of them and lost three.


Dynamo and Aris haven’t faced each other in euro cups yet. Generally, the White-Blues opposed Greek clubs on international arena 10 times (W-5, D-4, L-1, goal difference – 16:8).

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