But the row over ticket pricing has meant the Candy Stripes are playing in front of a smaller crowd than they normally do in the Irish Premier Division.
Fans were angry that they were being charged £25 for tickets.
And even an appeal by Derry City manager Kenny Shiels for fans to come out and support the home team fell on deaf ears as fans stayed away in their droves.
Nino Galovic gave the visitors an early lead after just a few minutes making it a nightmare start for City.
But Derry soon settled into the tie and Hale came close with an overhead kick effort.
Ger Doherty was the busiest of the two keepers pulling off a fine save to deny Dinamo taking a two-goal lead into the half time break.