Dinamo Zagreb are 180 minutes away from returning to Champions League football. In their way – Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol.
After a fantastic Europa League campaign last year where they made it all the way to the quarterfinals – defeating Tottenham Hotspur before being bounced by eventual champions Villareal – this Dinamo side only sold Joško Gvardiol (RB Leipzig) in the summer. The core is still there and Dinamo is expected to keep it together until the winter transfer window. Why sell now when European football will only increase your players’ value over the next three months, especially if Champions League football is being played.
Petković, Ivanušec, Oršić, Livaković can carry this team to a possible 3rd place finish (based on draw) in Champions League that would send them to Europa League knockouts after the New Year.
No matter what happens in the Sherrif tie, Dinamo are guaranteed European football this year. Beat Sheriff, they go to CL. Lose, Europa League group stage awaits them.