FC Shakhtar Donetsk

Junior Moraes (38)

Ukrainian Premier League

1 - 1

Sunday, October 7, 2018 5:00 PM
OSC Metalist

Zorya

Ihor Kharatin (49)

Preview

October 7, Kharkiv, OSK Metalist, 17:00
Live broadcast on Futbol 1 channel

Before the match

With this head-to-head encounter, the teams will complete the first stage of the regular league season. Zorya are the only opponents the Miners have not yet met this season. Paulo Fonseca’s men are topping the league table 4 points ahead of Dynamo. In the previous round, the Orange-and-Blacks demolished Karpaty in Lviv (6-1).
 
On Sunday, the suspended Yaroslav Rakitskyy will not benefit the team. Along with Andrii Totovytskyi and Marquinhos Cipriano, he has taken part in the U21 game on Saturday.
 
It will be the current title holders’ 5th Premier League match in Kharkiv this season. At 15:30, Shakhtar Fan Fest will open its doors: the fans from the sections 20-29 will be able to witness a grand fire show, attend football entertainment events and meet with a Shakhtar player. You can purchase tickets at the OSK Metalist ticket office and online, at shakhtar.com

Opponents
 
After 10 rounds, Zorya are sitting in the 6th spot in the standings with 13 points. The Luhansk outfit defeated Mariupol, Karpaty, and Arsenal-Kyiv; they also drew with Chornomorets, Olimpik, Dynamo and Lviv. Yurii Vernydub's team are approaching the match vs Shakhtar after having a winless run of three games.
 
Head-to-head record
 
Shakhtar won 31 league games vs Zorya out of 36. The uncompromising nature of the standoff remains: the opponents never had a single draw. 5 games were won by the Luhansk club. The aggregate goal difference is 94–23.
 
Previous league meeting
 
In Kharkiv on May 5, 2018, the Orange-and-Blacks took the lead in the 19th minute, when Ferreyra converted his chance through Fred’s assist. Shakhtar continued attacking before and after the break, but midway through the second half, the visitors netted a goal: Lunev’s attempt brought them success after the ball took deflection off Iury. Taison sealed the win with his 89-minute goal: the Brazilian took the initiative, beat four opponents and sent the ball into the far corner – 2-1.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk Vs. Zorya history

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Ukrainian Premier League

Sun 07

Oct 2018

17:00

OSC Metalist

Referee: Mykola Kryvonosov

Man of the Match

Maycon
Maycon
P TEAM P W D L F A PNT
1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 12 10 1 1 31 6 31
2 FC Dynamo Kyiv 12 9 2 1 15 4 29
3 Oleksandriia 12 8 1 3 18 11 25
4 Vorskla 12 6 0 6 11 14 18
5 Mariupol 12 5 2 5 16 19 17
6 Olimpik 12 4 3 5 15 18 15
7 Zorya 12 3 5 4 14 12 14
8 Lviv 12 3 5 4 11 13 14
9 Desna 12 4 1 7 12 17 13
10 Karpaty 12 2 4 6 12 20 10
11 Chornomorets 12 2 3 7 9 16 9
12 Arsenal-Kyiv 12 2 1 9 7 21 7