Lviv

Ukrainian Premier League

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:30 PM
Ukraina

Shakhtar

Dentinho (65) Taras Stepanenko (78) Mykola Matviienko (85)

Preview

May 30, Lviv, Ukrayina stadium, 19:30
Live broadcast on Futbol 1 TV channel

Before the match

Shakhtar may score the most points over the 3 seasons of the existing format of a two-stage competition – as many as 83 in the event of defeating Lviv. In the 2016/17 league season, Paulo Fonseca’s men finished with 80 points. The Orange-and-Blacks’ unbeaten run in the Premier League already comprises 28 games.

On Sunday, Shakhtar thrashed Mariupol 4-0 in Kharkiv: the MVP of the game is the hat trick scorer Dentinho. Bohdan Butko provided 2 assists, the 17-year-old goalkeeper Anatolii Trubin made his debut in the starting XI, and Tete scored 4 goals in the last 4 meetings.

Without a doubt, in the final round, Paulo Fonseca will again use rotation and give a chance to prove themselves to the players who have had less match practice during the season. Will Ivan Ordets who played with the captain's armband against Mariupol make his 100th appearance for Shakhtar? Will Valerii Bondarenko make his debut? Will Dentinho be spearheading attacks or will Kayode appear from the off? The closing away game of this season will give the answers to these questions.

Opponents

In the last round, Lviv will not solve any competitive issues, ending the season bottom of the top six positions. In the group of the strongest sides, the team suffered 6 defeats in a row from the 23rd through the 28th round, then defeating Oleksandriia and scoring 1 point vs Zorya.

Last weekend, Bohdan Blavatskyi’s men were in front in the duel vs Dynamo, but conceded 2 goals in the final 15 minutes and left Kyiv with nothing. The captain Serhii Borzenko has earned four yellow cards and will miss the match vs Shakhtar.

Head-to-head record

Shakhtar defeated Lviv 3 times in the domestic Championships, also having 1 draw and 1 victory in favour of the opponents. The goal difference is 9–2.

Recent league meeting

On May 4, at the OSK Metalist, the Orange-and-Blacks defeated Lviv. In the early stages, Bandura saved the attempts by Nem, Kovalenko, and Taison, also coping with Moraes’ attempt in the 17th minute, but the ball later hit the back of the net off Alvaro. The game saw the overwhelming advantage of Shakhtar, with 4 more goals being netted after the break: Nem skillfully lobbed it past the goalkeeper, Bolbat rip-opened the free area, Kovalenko got on the end of Moraes’ pass, and Patrick sent Taison's assist home, making it 5-0.

Lviv Vs. Shakhtar history

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Ukrainian Premier League

Thu 30

May 2019

19:30

Ukraina

Referee: Maksym Kozyriatskyi

Man of the Match

Manor Solomon
Manor Solomon
P TEAM P W D L F A PNT
1 Shakhtar 32 26 5 1 73 11 83
2 Dynamo 32 22 6 4 54 18 72
3 Oleksandriia 32 14 7 11 39 34 49
4 Mariupol 32 12 7 13 36 47 43
5 Zorya 32 11 10 11 39 34 43
6 Lviv 32 8 10 14 25 40 34
7 Vorskla 32 12 6 14 31 43 42
8 Desna 32 12 5 15 35 41 41
9 Olimpik 32 7 13 12 41 48 34
10 Karpaty 32 8 9 15 44 53 33
11 Chornomorets 32 8 7 17 31 49 31
12 Arsenal-Kyiv 32 7 5 20 26 56 26