It's a shame to have to start the thread at this point. A terrible night for football in Ukraine.
However, there is at least some good news which I'll start with! I think Dnipro
will be seeded for tomorrow's play-off draw as they're in the top 31 clubs out of the 62 draw. Dangerous clubs include Anzhi, Dinamo Moskva, Bursaspor and Feyenoord.
I saw a bit of both games. Metalurh Donetsk
crashed out 1-0 and 2-1 on aggregate to Tromso of Norway, a well organised team which Metalurh just couldn't break down. The coach made a mistake in bringing on the donkey Traore. He offered nothing. Nelson was good - he should have played at centre forward.
also crashed out after the fiasco with Eric Matoukou. The first red card was harsh - not clear. Mura then just defended and Arsenal had loads of chances to make it 3-3 on aggregate. It really should have been in fact. Mura are one of the worst teams I've ever seen in European competition. It'll be interesting if they draw someone like Liverpool in the next round because it could definitely end at about 15-0 over two legs! Hopefully they'll draw Metalist or Dnipro of course :hopeful:
It's a shame overall. I really enjoyed Vorskla's adventure in Europe last year. Arsenal are a team of similar talent. Dnipro will have to compensate and benefit the coefficient rating by maybe reaching the last 32, which is possible. Dynamo qualifying for the CL would also bring bonus points