Dynamo Kyiv outmatched Partizan Belgrade in the away game – by the skin of their teeth. After the first half, the White Blues were losing 2-0; in the second, coach Aleksandr Khatskevich apparently found the right words to tell his men ‘to cool down and take the game under control’, as he himself put it.
The substitutions Dynamo made in the second half and the general pace made it possible for Kyivites to gradually change the course of the game. 2-3, and Dynamo goes home with three points in the pocket, with even better chances to make it to UEFA Europa League playoffs.
Both Ukrainian squads performing at this stage of Europe's second most prestigious tournament outmatched their opponents; earlier, 112 International reported that Zorya Luhansk surprisingly defeated Athletic Bilbao in Spain (0-1).