Shakhtar

Dentinho (24) Tete (41)

Ukrainian Premier League

2 - 1

Saturday, May 1, 2021 5:00 PM
NSC Olympiyskyi

Dnipro-1

Oleksiy Khoblenko (90)

Preview

1 May, Kyiv, NSC Olimpiyskiy, 17:00

 

Match build-up

 

In the previous round, Shakhtar lost their league title after losing in Oleksandriia, currently competing for the second spot and going four points clear of Zorya three rounds away from the season end. The Miners are facing the games vs Dnipro-1, Minaj and Inhulets, while the Luhansk team will take on Minaj, Dnipro-1 and Oleksandriia.

 

Before the upcoming game, the Orange-and-Blacks have many injured players (Ismaily, Konoplyanka, Bondar, Moraes and Marlos have been mentioned by the team’s head coach Luis Castro recently), but at the same time Matviienko and Maycon are back after serving suspensions. You can see everyone to have trained in the general group on the eve of the match vs Dnipro-1 in our photo gallery.

 

The return of spectators into the stands of NSC Olimpiyskiy can be surely considered to be a major event. Buy tickets for the match Shakhtar vs Dnipro-1 match in any preferred way and support the Miners if you happen to be in Kyiv that day. Tickets are priced from UAH 50.

 

Opponents

 

Dnipro-1 and Oleksandriya are the middle teams in the Premier League table, occupying neighbouring places there. The teams are even on points (29), having the same number of wins, draws, defeats and a zero difference between the numbers of goals scored and conceded. Dnipro have very slim chances to climb above the 7th position as they are separated by seven points with Desna. But in any case, Igor Jovicevic's men will have a challenging ending to the season since in 10 matches the team suffered only 1 defeat this spring (vs Dynamo) and are highly likely aiming at not getting stuck in the 10 days remaining until the season end.

 

Head-to-head record

 

In the UPL, Shakhtar won three out of three games against Dnipro-1 with an aggregate goal difference of 7-1. The scorelines were 2-0, 4-1 and 1-0.

 

Previous meeting

 

On November 28, Shakhtar secured a hard-fought 1-0 win in Dnipro - Tete sent home Cipriano’s cross in the 88th minute.

Shakhtar Vs. Dnipro-1 history

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Ukrainian Premier League

Sat 01

May 2021

17:00

NSC Olympiyskyi

Referee: Denys Shurman

Man of the Match

Dentinho
Dentinho
P TEAM P W D L F A PNT
1 Dynamo 26 20 5 1 59 15 65
2 Shakhtar 26 16 6 4 54 19 54
3 Zorya 26 15 5 6 44 22 50
4 Kolos 26 10 11 5 36 26 41
5 Vorskla 26 11 8 7 37 30 41
6 Desna 26 10 8 8 38 32 38
7 Dnipro-1 26 8 6 12 36 38 30
8 Lviv 26 8 5 13 25 51 29
9 Oleksandriia 26 8 5 13 33 37 29
10 Rukh 26 6 10 10 27 39 28
11 Mariupol 26 6 8 12 27 41 26
12 Inhulets 26 5 11 10 24 39 26
13 Olimpik 26 6 4 16 28 48 22
14 Minaj 26 4 6 16 16 47 18