Dinamo lineup vs. Feyenoord: Moharrami, Lauritsen, Theophile, Gvardiol – Ademi, Jakić – Kastrati, Majer, Ivanušec, Petković
Dinamo is on an absolute tear in Europa League this season and posted their fifth consecutive clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Feyenoord Thursday night. With the win, Dinamo are guaranteed top spot in their group and will now play in the Round of 32 next year. The reigning Croatian champions will finish out group play next week in a “friendly” when they host Nikola Vlašić and CSKA Moscow at Maksimir.
Dinamo have been gritty on defense and have managed to score at optimal times in their games, killing all of their opponents’ momentum. Gvardiol looked fantastic at left-back against Feyenoord doing his part defensively while running up the wings to help out the Dinamo offense. We all need to be pretty excited about Gvardiol moving forward. Remember, he was purchased by RB Leipzig already and will move to Germany next season.
Petković landed his penalty for Dinamo and Majer added some insurance. Now the Modri will be returning to the knockout stage for the second time in three years.
Lots can still happen in Europa League Group K for Dinamo Zagreb, but one thing is certain, the Croatian champs can book a place in the Europa League Round of 32 and top the group with a victory over Dutch side Feyenoord Thursday night in Holland.
Dinamo have yet to conceded a goal in their first four group stage matches and are in prime position to play in Europe past the new year for the second time in three seasons as they were bounced by Benfica in the Round of 16 in 2019 after an extra time affair.
A win gets Dinamo in but so can another result by default. If CSKA Moscow/Wolfsberger ends in a draw, Dinamo book their ticket to the knockout round no matter what happens in the Netherlands. Croatia #1 keeper Dominik Livaković has been solid in goal during Europa League play after having blunders for Croatia v. Portugal and Dinamo v. Osijek last month.
Dinamo are expected to field a strong team to counter Feyenoord at home, who will likely play aggressive ball as a draw may not be their friend on the night. Lineups will be posted an hour before kickoff. Expect the usual suspects to make the team: Livaković, Petković, Ademi, Majer, Gvardiol, Majer.