Junior Moraes (57)
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Sunday, April 7, 2019 5:00 PM
Denys Garmash (9)
April 7, Kharkiv, OSK Metalist, 17:00
Live broadcast on Futbol 1 channel
Before the match
Shakhtar are topping the league table, being 7 points ahead of Dynamo. The Miners boast the best attacking (53 goals) and defending (9), they also secured 5 clean-sheet wins in the season’s spring part.
In October, in the Cup Round of 16, the Miners defeated Olimpik. In the course of the match, they drew twice, with Oleh Danchenko's goal in the 83rd minute turning to be the decisive one.
Before the Ukrainian Clasico, Shakhtar conducted an open training session. Reporters had the opportunity to pose their questions to Paulo Fonseca and Serhii Bolbat. The number 50 player pointed out that the support of the stands might well be the team’s advantage in the crucial showdown. The tickets are available at the OSK Metalist ticket office and online.
In 2019, the Kyiv team won all 5 league games: including two wins vs Zorya and single wins at Desna, Arsenal, and Olimpik. They conceded goals in 3 away games. Also, Alyaksandr Khatskevich’s men managed to play 4 European club cup games: they made it past Olympiacos in the Europa League Round of 32, then being knocked off by the English Chelsea after two defeats and the aggregate score of 0-8.
In the Cup Last 16, Dynamo broke the resistance of Minaj. Being 0-1 behind after the first half; in the second one, the White-Blues netted three goals (a brace by Shaparenko, a goal by Harmash). The Kyiv team have no suspended players.
In the Ukrainian Cup, the teams met 14 times: 9 wins belong to Shakhtar, 5 to Dynamo (including one win after a penalty shootout). The goal difference is 23–12. All 4 games beyond the final ended in favour of the Miners.
Previous UC meeting
Last season, the opponents reached the decisive match. The final took place at the Dnipro-Arena on May 9, 2018. The tense first half ended without any goals scored, and immediately after the break, Ferreyra flicked home Butko’s delivery. Having opened the scoring, Shakhtar did not stop and continued to charge forward. In the 60th minute, Verbic brought down the onrushing Fred, with Rakits’kyy clinically converting the spot-kick to make it 2-0. In the remaining time, Dynamo made a number of attempts to close the gap, but Pyatov parried Verbic’s attempt with his foot, while Tsyhankov and Mbokani missed the target. The substitute Kayode could have put his name on the scoresheet, had he not sent the ball just off the post. Shakhtar raised the Cup for the 12th time in their history and became the competition leaders for the number of victories.
Shakhtar Vs. Dynamo history
Referee: Maksym Kozyriatskyi
Man of the Match