Shakhtar

Taison (13, pen.) Tete (60) Tete (78)

Ukrainian Premier League

3 - 2

Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:30 PM
NSC Olympiyskyi

Oleksandriia

Yevhen Banada (48) Maksym Tretiakov (51, pen.)

Preview

June 20, Kyiv, NSC Olimpiyskiy, 19:30

 

Before the match

 

Shakhtar’s motivationis to win the game and become the champions in this round. The Miners started defending the title thisseason with the UPL opening 3-1 win vs Oleksandriia. And with the Premier League resumption, they were stronger in 3 games: vs Dynamo (3-1), vs Desna (3-2) and vs Kolos (1-0)-they took place at the NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv, but in the latter casethe Orange-and-Blacks were the visiting team.There are 6 rounds left until the end of the 2019/20Сhampionship.

 

Luis Castro’s men started preparing for the meeting with Oleksandriiaon Tuesday, June 16.The injured players are Ismaily, Valerii Bondar and Maycon. Due to minor injuries, Taras Stepanenko and Junior Moraes trained individuallystill having a few more days to approach the game in proper formMeanwhile, Marcos Antonio is about to rejoin the ranks after being suspended for one game.

 

Opponents

 

Oleksandriia who won bronze medals a year ago for the first time in historycurrently sit in the 5th spot, being 6 points adrift of Desna and Zorya.Before quarantine, the team opened the second stage with a 4-2 home victory over Kolos. After the break, they claimed a narrow win at Zorya (1-0), later suffering two major setbacks though.

 

Volodymyr Sharan’s men proved stronger in half of their league games (13 of 26), along with 4 draws and 9 defeats. The recent meetings with Dynamo and Desna (1-5 on both occasions) have thoroughly spoiled the goal difference (as a result of which the number of goals conceded is close to the number of goals scored (37–35).

Hlib Bukhal (four yellow cards) and Vladyslav Babohlo (sent off in the previous round) have been suspended.

 

Head-to-head record

 

Shakhtar had 20 meetings with Oleksandriia. 17 of them ended in Shakhtar’s victories, along with 2 draws and 1 defeat. The Miners scored 39 goals and conceded 13.

 

Previous league meeting

 

On October 27, in Kharkiv, the Orange-and-Blacks failed to score any goals vs Oleksandriia and the goalkeeper Yurii Pankivwho coped with numerous attacks by Moraes, Taison, Stepanenko, Tete, Ismaily and Kryvtsov (0-0). Before that game, Shakhtar was the only club in Europe that had not lost a single point in the home league.

Shakhtar Vs. Oleksandriia history

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Ukrainian Premier League

Sat 20

Jun 2020

19:30

NSC Olympiyskyi

Referee: Ihor Paskhal

Man of the Match

Tete
Tete
P TEAM P W D L F A PNT
1 Shakhtar 29 24 3 2 72 22 75
2 Zorya 30 17 6 7 48 25 57
3 Desna 29 17 4 8 55 25 55
4 Dynamo 29 17 4 8 60 30 55
5 Oleksandriia 29 13 5 11 42 42 44
6 Kolos 30 9 2 19 31 57 29
7 Dnipro-1 29 12 4 13 39 42 40
8 Mariupol 27 8 9 10 29 41 33
9 Vorskla 28 7 7 14 22 43 28
10 Olimpik 28 6 6 16 23 45 24
11 Lviv 30 5 9 16 24 50 24
12 Karpaty 24 2 9 13 19 42 15