Victor Khlos hopes to see the Ukrainians but beat Sturm Graz in the Champions but then it will be more difficult.
Dynamo Kyiv could be in Benfica’s way for the second season in a row. The Ukrainians, forced to play abroad in the face of war, are fighting for a place in the Champions League qualifiers. In the first leg, played as a visitor in Poland, the Ukrainian capital’s team beat Austrian Sturm Graz 1-0, but the task may be more complicated if they qualify, according to a former player of the club. Fortunately, Benfica may be in luck, if the Reds also stamp their passport in the second round of the third qualifying round for the Champions League. Victor Khlos predicted, in statements to the “Footboom” portal, that “the passing of a draw against Sturm Graz is a natural phenomenon. They should be defeated by a small margin. But qualifying against Benfica would be a miracle.” The former striker who spent five years at Dynamo in the early 1980s confirmed that, for now, the former club should play its part in the third qualifying round for the Champions League.
“There can be no doubts with them. If we don’t pass this team, we have nothing to do. Benfica’s match against Midtjylland? With Fenerbahce we were really lucky. The Turks have a very good team. Well, good luck again. Dynamo but the team can’t Always be bad,” said Khlos, 57.
Regarding the fact that Poland was used as a stadium, the former striker emphasized that this fact could not be used as an excuse for possible poor results from Mircea Lucescu’s side. “I don’t think it matters. Of course excuses can be found. Take a look at the big clubs in Europe. Do Real Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea care where they play? Whether at home or away, they try to play to be the best.” Everyone should strive to reach this level. Referee errors are minimized thanks to video technology. In my time, it was not possible to count two penalties in the half.”
By Flavio Miguel Silva
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