Dinamo Moscow’s miserable start to the season continued on Tuesday evening as they were dumped out of the Europa League after a 3-1 aggregate defeat to Stuttgart in their playoff second leg.
The German side ran out 2-0 winners in last week’s first leg and a 1-1 draw in the return this evening was not enough for the Russian side to avoid an early exit from the competition.
Vedad Ibisevic bagged both goals in Stuttgart’s first-leg triumph and put the tie to bed as a contest in the return leg with the opening goal after 64 minutes of tonight’s match in the Russian capital.
Aleksandr Kokorin hit a 78th-minute consolation for Dinamo, whose attention must now turn to arresting their dismal domestic form which has left them bottom of the Premier League after managing just one win in six matches at the start of the season.
Victory for Stuttgart puts them into the draw for the Europa League group stage, which gets under way with the first round of matches on September 20.