Dnipro: one defeat in 13 home games in Europe – at the hands of Fiorentina
Dnipro have lost just one of their last 13 home games in European competition, a 1-2 reverse against Fiorentina on 3 October 2013. The other results in that period are ten wins and two draws.
Inter yet to concede 2014/15
Walter Mazzarri’s men have kept clean sheets in all four of their first competitive matches this season (360 minutes overall), in their two-legged Europa League play-off against Stjarnan and the opening two Serie A fixtures against Torino and Sassuolo.
Away day in Europa League: no draws in nine for Inter
Inter have won six and lost three of their last nine away trips in the Europa League/UEFA Cup. The last draw (0-0) came at Benfica’s Estadio Da Luz on 11 March 2004. The Nerazzurri’s last four games on the road have all ended 3-0, with wins at Cluj (2012/13) and Stjarnan (2014/15), and defeats at Rubin Kazan and Tottenham (both in 2012/13).
Zwayer in charge
German match official Felix Zwayer, 33, will oversee tonight’s Matchday 1 fixture. An international referee since 2012, this is his first time in charge of a game involving Dnipro or Inter. He has previous experience of officiating Ukranian and Italian sides from last season: Chernomorets Odessa 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb and Lazio 0-1 Ludogorets.
First of a kind
Dnipro and Inter have never played each other before.
Dnipro’s seventh outing against Italian opposition
Dnipro will pit their wits against an Italian outfit for the seventh time this evening. Their record currently stands at W1, D1, L4.