AEK drawn with Dynamo Kiev in Europa League Round of 32
AEK will matchup against Dynamo Kyiv in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32. The first match will be in Athens on February 15th with the return leg scheduled for February 22nd in Kiev.
AEK will have a difficult, but not impossible task in the Last 32 of the UEFA Europa League when they face off with Dynamo Kyiv over two legs in February. The two sides were paired in Monday’s draw and will meet for the first time in a European competition.
Dynamo Kyiv will be the favorites going into the two-legged ties, however AEK will be content with the draw results, avoiding opponents like Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, and Sporting Lisbon. The first leg will be held on February 15th in Athens and the return leg will be played in the Ukrainian capital one week later on February 22.
Dynamo Kyiv finished second in the Ukrainian Premier League last season, behind Shakhtar Donetsk, and claimed first place in their UEFA Europa League group ahead of Partizan, Young Boys, and Skenderbeu. In group play, the Ukraine side recorded four wins (v. Skenderbeu, v Partizan, @ Young Boys, @ Partizan) one draw (v Young Boys), and one loss (@ Skenderbeu).