Shakhtar

Oleh Dopilka (20, o/g) Fernando (21) Manor Solomon (29) Mykola Matviienko (49) Maksym Lopyronok (72, o/g)

Ukrainian Premier League

5 - 1

Saturday, December 5, 2020 5:00 PM
NSC Olympiyskyi

Mynai

Anatolii Nuriev (35)

Preview

December, Kyiv, NSC Olimpiyskiy, 17:00

 

Before the match

 

Shakhtar is the only unbeaten club in the Championship. In 11 rounds, Luis Castro's men won six times and drew on five occasions. Last month, the Miners had three gamesvs Dynamo (3-0), vs Oleksandriia (1-1) and vs Dnipro-1 (1-0). Tete brought important three points in Dnipro by netting his 88-minute goal after firing Marquinhos Cipriano’s cross home. There are only two UPL games remaining before the winter break.

 

YesterdayShakhtar head coach told in his interview to ShakhtarNews how the team were coping with the tight calendar and revealed their expectationsof the game vs Minaj. There are still several injured players: Moraes has joined Ismaily, Malyshev, Konoplyanka and Korniienko on the injured list. Kryvtsov, Khocholava and Dentinho are also out of play yet. Meanwhile, Viunnyk has recovered from his injury.

 

Squad list for the game

 

The list includes 20 players:

 

Goalkeepers: Andriy Pyatov, Anatolii Trubin

 

Defenders: Dodo, Serhii Bolbat, Vitao, Valerii Bondar, Mykola Matviienko,Marquinhos Cipriano

 

Midfielders: Taras Stepanenko, Maycon, Alan Patrick, Marcos Antonio, Heorhii Sudakov, Marlos, Viktor Kovalenko, Taison, Manor Solomon, Tete

 

Forwards: Fernando, Bohdan Viunnyk

 

Opponents

 

Minajare the top-flight newcomers. The club was founded in 2015 and represents thevillage of the same name. Over a very short period of time, the team progressedfrom the Championship of the city of Uzhhorod to the Premier League. Vasyl Kobin, a former Shakhtar player, has been coaching the team since 2019.

 

It so happened that due to the coronavirus issues in the ranks of Lviv, the Minaj side missed the 1st league round, debuting with a 1-0 victory over Oleksandriia. TheTranscarpathiansfirst UPL goal was scored by Anton Shynderwho also used to be a Shakhtar player a few years ago. There are also Anton Kanibolotskyi, Denys Kozhanov, Oleksandr Hlahola, as well as Kyrylo Melichenko and Dmytro Pavlish on loan from Shakhtar.

 

Minaj’s fans had to wait for the team’s next successful game for eight rounds. In seven games, Minaj suffered defeats at the hands of Olimpik, Dynamo, Mariupol and Desna, they also drew with InhuletsKolos and RukhIn Uzhhorod on November 22, they had a productive match against Dnipro-1, in which Minaj conceded the opener, but responded to it with Nuriev's double and Pinyashko’s goal to secure a 3-2 winIn the last match,Vasyl Kobin’s men suffered a 0-3 home defeat to Zorya - all those goals were conceded from the 53rd to the 61st minute. Having nine points, the Transcarpathians currently occupy the 11th spot in the league table.

Shakhtar Vs. Mynai history

Recent games
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Ukrainian Premier League

Sat 05

Dec 2020

17:00

NSC Olympiyskyi

Referee: Maksym Kozyriatskyi

Man of the Match

Manor Solomon
Manor Solomon
P TEAM P W D L F A PNT
1 Dynamo 13 9 3 1 25 10 30
2 Shakhtar 13 8 5 0 33 11 29
3 Desna 13 6 5 2 18 11 23
4 Zorya 12 5 5 2 23 10 20
5 Vorskla 13 5 5 3 17 10 20
6 Kolos 13 4 6 3 18 16 18
7 Olimpik 12 5 2 5 20 20 17
8 Oleksandriia 13 4 4 5 19 18 16
9 Mariupol 13 4 4 5 14 19 16
10 Inhulets 13 1 8 4 13 20 11
11 Mynai 12 2 4 6 9 23 10
12 Rukh 13 1 6 6 12 23 9
13 Lviv 12 2 3 7 8 26 9
14 Dnipro-1 13 2 2 9 16 28 8