- Thursday July 14th, 2016 @ 8:12
Opposition Watch: Dinamo Minsk
Following last week's away goals win against Jeunesse Esch Liam Buckley's side are in Belarus to face Dinamo Minsk in this afternoons second round qualifying match.
You will be able to follow today's game on our twitter page or on UEFA.com
Dinamo Minsk was founded in 1927 as part of the Soviet Dinamo Sports Society, and was the only club from the Byelorussian SSR that competed in the Soviet Top League, playing 39 of the 54 seasons, and winning the title in 1982.
Since the independence of Belarus the club participates in the Belarusian Premier League, having won 7 league titles and 3 Belarusian Cups.
Dinamo plays its home games in the 16,500 capacity Traktor Stadium. Dinamo is the second Belarusian team, after FC BATE Borisov to reach UEFA Europa League group stages (2014-15 and 2015-16).
They fininshed runners up in the league last season to qualify for this year's competition.
vs Spartaks Jurmala (H) 2-1 (Bykov 18, 82)
vs Spartaks Jurmala (A) 2-0 (Khvaschinski 11, El Monir 90+1)
Recent UEFA Europa League Campaigns
2015/16 Group stage: P:12 | W:4 | D:2 | L:6
2014/15 Group stage: P:12 | W:6 | D:2 | L:4
vs Irish Opposition
In the 1996/97 UEFA Cup Dinamo defeated Bohemians on away goals thanks to a 1-1 draw in Dublin.
Belarusian Premier League
Dinamo have won five of their last seven league matches and are currently 3rd in the league, 9 points behind FC BATE Borisov.