Shakhtar

Dodo (47)

Ukrainian Premier League

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Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:00 PM
NSC Olympiyskyi

Oleksandriia

Yevhen Banada (53)

Preview

21 November, Kyiv, NSC Olimpiyskiy, 17:00

 

Match build-up

 

There were no league games last weekend due to another international break in club football. The Ukrainians played one UEFA Nations League match instead of the scheduled two games, but this did not affect the number of days the players were absent. Dodo, Maycon, Marcos and Tete played for the Brazil Olympic team, Khocholava and Solomon defended the colours of Georgia and Israel. Luis Castro had to conduct a training process with a limited group of players.

 

In the 9th round, Shakhtar beat Dynamo 3-0 and moved closer to the Kyiv side, being separated by just one point nowThis Saturday afternoon, Mircea Lucescu's team will face Inhulets away, while the Miners will host Oleksandriia, already knowing the outcome of the major rivals’ match. Despite the difficulties associated with the pandemic, the absence of players or the necessity to simultaneously compete in the Champions League, losing points in the UPL is a no-noPlus Luis Castro reminded again that the league title is the team’s major priority.

 

We want to point out that Alan Patrick may well make his 100th Premier League appearance. The Brazilian has scored four goals in eight games this season.

 

Opponents

 

Oleksandriia are approaching the meeting with the champions in the 7th spotThey are among the most uncompromising teams in the current Championship, with one draw along with four wins and four defeats. Interestingly, until the last roundVolodymyr Sharan's team always won when scoring four goals (4-1 vs Mariupol, 4-vs Dnipro-1, 4-vs Inhulets), but against Lvov it was enough for them to score one goal from the spot (Tretyakov netted it in the 70th minute).

 

Head-to-head record

 

The teams met 22 times, Shakhtar won on 18 occasionsalong with three draw, and Oleksandriia won once. The goal difference is 44-17 in favour of the Orange-and-Blacks.

 

Previous league meeting

 

On July 19, the match in Oleksandriia ended in a 2-2 draw. By the break, Shakhtar were 2-0 up: Solomon initially helped Tete to score, and then he earned a free-kick and beautifully converted it himself. This score was intact until the very endwhen Dovhyi and Banada scored two goals separated by just one minute.

Shakhtar Vs. Oleksandriia history

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Ukrainian Premier League

Sat 21

Nov 2020

17:00

NSC Olympiyskyi

Referee: Kateryna Monzul

Man of the Match

Taras Stepanenko
Taras Stepanenko
P TEAM P W D L F A PNT
1 Dynamo 11 8 2 1 21 7 26
2 Shakhtar 11 6 5 0 25 10 23
3 Vorskla 11 5 4 2 16 8 19
4 Desna 11 4 5 2 15 11 17
5 Kolos 11 4 4 3 15 13 16
6 Mariupol 11 4 4 3 13 15 16
7 Oleksandriia 11 4 3 4 18 15 15
8 Zorya 10 3 5 2 18 9 14
9 Olimpik 10 4 1 5 16 18 13
10 Inhulets 11 1 7 3 12 16 10
11 Mynai 10 2 3 5 7 17 9
12 Dnipro-1 11 2 2 7 14 21 8
13 Lviv 10 2 1 7 6 24 7
14 Rukh 11 0 6 5 7 19 6