Shakhtar

Ukrainian Premier League

2 - 0

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 3:00 PM
Arena Lviv

Veres

Preview

November 9, Lviv, Arena Lviv, 15:00
Live broadcast will be available on Setanta Sports+

Match build-up

Shakhtar continue to fight for the leadership in the tournament table: the Miners won 7 times and tied the score 2 times in 9 matchups. Now Igor Jovicevic’s outfit have 23 points (goal difference: 21–5) being 5 points away from the first spot considering a game in hand. The Pitmen entertained Inhulets in the previous round where they won a confident victory 3-0. The heroes of the meet were Dmytro Kryskiv, who scored a goal and provided an assist, and Danylo Sikan, who earned a penalty and scored a double in the second half. It should be noted that the match against the Petrove-based team was an official debut in Shakhtar first team for Dmytro Topalov and Eduard Kozik.

The Orange-and-Blacks have already completed the autumn part of the European season, having qualified for the UEFA Europa League, and found out their opponents in play-offs. According to head coach Igor Jovicevic, the team can now focus on 4 remaining matches in the UPL where they will try to gain maximum points. We remind that the Pitmen are to face Zorya, Dnipro-1 and Vorskla in addition to Veres.

Opponents

It is the second season for Veres after return to the UPL, and if they were somewhere in the middle of the table in the previous season, now they are 5th after 11 rounds being ahead of, for example, Dynamo Kyiv. Yurii Virt’s men have 5 wins at 2 draws and 4 losses (17 points, goal difference: 15-13).

Veres dealt with Metalist 1925 in the previous round, having won a crushing victory away 4-1. The most prolific player in the team Dmytro Kliots, who has already scored 4 goals, also made a mark in the match. Another 3 goals of the current season were scored by Vitalii Dakhnovskyi. And young forward Mykola Haiduchyk, who provided 4 assists to his teammates, is the best assistant.

Match background

Shakhtar and Veres played 11 matches in the Ukrainian League: 9 wins of the Miners, 1 draw and 1 matchup is ended successfully for the Rivne-based team. Total goal difference: 22-6 in favour of the Orange-and-Blacks.

Previous meeting

On September 25, 2021, Shakhtar and Veres met at the NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv. In the 22nd minute, the Pitmen sent the opponents down thanks to the own goal by defender of the visitors Miroshnyk, but Hennadii Pasich equalized after some time. However, all goals after the break were scored only by the Miners: in the 55th minute, Tete scored, in the 79th minute, Marlos converted a penalty, and the final result was set by Lassina Traore after Mykhailo Mudryk’s assist 4 minutes before the final whistle. 4-1 – the Orange-and-Blacks won.

Shakhtar vs Veres match will be officiated by the judging panel headed by Anatolii Abdula. Assistants: Yevhen Petrakov and Serhii Prystupa.

Shakhtar Vs. Veres history

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P TEAM P W D L F A PNT
1 Dnipro-1 14 11 2 1 31 10 35
2 Shakhtar 13 9 3 1 29 11 30
3 Dynamo 15 9 3 3 24 13 30
4 Zorya 15 8 4 3 32 22 28
5 Oleksandriia 13 7 3 3 23 19 24
6 Kolos 15 5 5 5 14 18 20
7 Metalist 1925 14 4 6 4 13 17 18
8 Kryvbas 15 5 3 7 11 16 18
9 Vorskla 15 5 3 7 18 20 18
10 Veres 15 5 2 8 17 20 17
11 Metalist 15 4 4 7 15 23 16
12 Minaj 14 3 5 6 10 15 14
13 Rukh 13 3 4 6 15 20 13
14 Inhulets 14 3 4 7 12 18 13
15 Chornomorets 14 2 4 8 8 18 10
16 Lviv 14 2 3 9 9 21 9