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Oleksandriia

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Monday, February 26, 2024 1:00 PM
Nika stadium

Shakhtar

Preview

February 26, Oleksandriia, CSC Nika, 13:00
Live broadcast is available on UPL.TV

Match build-up

Shakhtar have gained 31 points in their 15 league matches (goal difference: 26-13) and are currently 4th in the table. At the same time, the Miners have 2 games in hand compared to their competitors, and if they win, they will become the UPL leaders. Marino Pusic’s side started the second part of the season earlier than other Ukrainian clubs, having already played official matches in the UEFA Europa League, where they lost to Marseille on aggregate.

Over the last few days, the Orange-and-Blacks have travelled a difficult and long way from the south of France to Oleksandriia and had almost no time for focused preparation for the first game of the Ukrainian Championship. The Pitmen have no disqualified players, so all available footballers are preparing for the match.

Opponents

Oleksandriia got 16 points after 16 league matches (goal difference: 12-20) and are sitting in the 11th spot of the UPL table. Ruslan Rotan's men filled the pre-season break with test matches, having held 12 friendlies (6 wins, 2 draws, 4 losses) at the training camp in Turkey. In the winter, the Oleksandriia side were also active in the transfer market: defender Miguel Campos, midfielder Julio Madison, forwards Cledson Carvalho and Denys Kostyshyn joined the club.

Match background

Shakhtar and Oleksandriia played 29 matches in the Ukrainian Premier League: the Miners won 20 times, 6 matches ended in a draw, with the Oleksandriia outfit proving stronger in 3 meetings. Total goal difference: 54-27 in favour of the Orange-and-Blacks.

Previous meeting

On August 14, 2023, Shakhtar and Oleksandriia played at the Livyi Bereh stadium in Kyiv Oblast within the UPL. The Miners started the match more actively and Danylo Sikan opened the score in the 7th minute, with Lassina Traore strengthening the advantage of the Pitmen in the 31st minute. In the second half, the Oleksandriia side tried to seize the initiative and even pulled one goal back (Danil Skorko scored), but the final victory remained for the Orange-and-Blacks – 2-1.

Oleksandriia vs Shakhtar match will be officiated by the judging panel headed by Denys Shurman. Assistants: Vitalii Skroblia and Volodymyr Korotin. VAR system will be used during the game (Ihor Paskhal will be the VAR referee).

Oleksandriia Vs. Shakhtar history

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Ukrainian Premier League

Mon 26

Feb 2024

13:00

Nika stadium

Referee: Denys Shurman

P TEAM P W D L F A PNT
1 Kryvbas 18 11 4 3 34 17 37
2 Dnipro-1 17 10 4 3 26 16 34
3 Polissia 17 9 5 3 24 12 32
4 Shakhtar 15 9 4 2 26 13 31
5 Dynamo 14 9 1 4 33 18 28
6 Rukh 17 6 8 3 25 19 26
7 Vorskla 17 6 5 6 18 25 23
8 Chornomorets 16 7 1 8 25 24 22
9 Kolos 16 4 9 3 11 10 21
10 LNZ 17 5 5 7 17 21 20
11 Oleksandriia 16 4 4 8 12 20 16
12 Metalist 1925 17 4 3 10 17 28 15
13 Obolon 16 3 5 8 10 22 14
14 Zorya 14 2 6 6 15 19 12
15 Veres 16 2 6 8 15 26 12
16 Minaj 15 0 6 9 6 24 6