Everton - Last Five MatchesYoung Boys 1-4 Everton
Everton FC v Dynamo Kyiv
Thursday 12th March 20:05
Europa League Last 16 Leg 1
- Europa League (Lukaku x3, Coleman)Everton 2-2 Leicester
(Naismith, O.G)Everton 3-1 Young Boys
- Europa League (Lukaku x 2, Mirallas)Arsenal 2-0 EvertonStoke 2-0 EvertonDynamo Kyiv - Last Five MatchesGuingamp 2-1 Dynamo Kyiv
- Europa League (Veloso)Dynamo Kyiv 3-1 Guingamp
- Europa League (Teodorczyk, Buyalsky, Husev Pen )Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 Metalist Kharkiv
(Belhanda, Buyalsky, Chumak)Zorya Lugansk 1-2 Dynamo Kyiv
- Ukraine Cup (Husev Pen, Kravets)Olympik Donetsk 0-1 Dynamo Kyiv
Back to back Premier League defeats for Everton can be put to one side as the Toffees return to their haven of the Europa League on Thursday night looking to progress to their first ever UEFA Cup quarter final in their last 16 tie against Dynamo Kyiv. Everton's only previous last 16 appearance ended in penalty shootout heartache against Fiorentina following a 2-0 win at Goodison Park in the second leg. Everton's 7-2 aggregate win over Young Boys in the round of 32 was the highest margin of victory and the most goals scored by a team at that stage of this season's tournament.
Romelu Lukaku has 6 goals in the Europa League which leaves him joint second in the top scorer charts behind Red Bull Salzburg's Brazilian striker Alan, who has 8 goals. The Belgian is the only player with 6 or more goals remaining in the competition whilst only three players have scored 5 goals. Only two players have been offside more often than Lukaku (11) in the tournament and they are Legia Warsaw's Mikhal Kucharczyk who leads the way with 19 followed by Fiorentina's Mario Gomez with 13. No player has had more shots on target than Lukaku (15) this season with Dynamo Kyiv's suspended winger Andriy Yarmolenko also making the top five with 13 shots on target.
Possible Line ups
Dynamo Kyiv sit top of the Ukrainian League after coming back from a five month domestic league break with back to back victories whilst also winning a cup match. Their opening leg of the last round resulted in star player Andriy Yarmolenko and Younes Belhanda seeing red against Guingamp which means neither will feature in the home or away leg during the round of 16. Injuries to Miguel Veloso and Jeremain Lens mean that Dynamo Kyiv are likely to be heavily hindered as they visit the blues on Thursday. The Ukrainians are unbeaten in their domestic league having won 13 of their 16 matches whilst they've also won all four fixtures in domestic cup competition. Yarmolenko has 10 goals and 9 assists in 16 league matches this season whilst Jeremain Lens has 5 goals and 5 assists in 13 league matches.
Dynamo Kyiv manager and former Tottenham reject Serhiy Rebrov has only seen his side taste defeat in the Europa League this season with Danish side Aalborg grabbing a comprehensive win and Guingamp coming back from 1-0 down against the Kyiv side who were down to 9 men in that match. Their best result in the UEFA Cup/Europa League came in 2008/09 as they lost to fellow Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in the semi finals whilst their last meeting against English opposition came in the 2011/12 Europa League with 1-1 draws in both matches in the group stage against Stoke City.
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