Slavia footballers cruised to a 3-0 victory over Dnipro in the Europa League qualifiers, putting them closer to the final playoff. Schranz’s brace in the first half secured their lead, even though Ogbu’s red card posed a challenge. Substitute Wallem sealed the deal with a debut goal. The return leg will be in Košice due to the situation in Ukraine. If Slavia advances, they face Luhansk for a spot in the Europa League main stage.
In case of a loss, Slavia heads to the Conference League’s 4th round against Poznan-Trnava winner. The team supported Ukraine with yellow jerseys and a donation. Schranz’s early header set the tone. Dnipro struggled to threaten even with an advantage. The pitch condition was poor. Van Buren’s header and Schranz’s close-range tap-in extended the lead. Ogbu’s red card complicated matters, but Wallem’s quick goal secured the win. Slavia’s strong start continued from the league opener. They improved their record against Ukrainian rivals.