Shakhtar

Artem Bondarenko (8) Artem Bondarenko (16) Oleksandr Zubkov (75)

Ukrainian Premier League

3 - 1

Sunday, April 7, 2024 6:00 PM
Arena Lviv

Rukh

Talles Brener (37)

Preview

April 7, Lviv, Arena Lviv, 18:00
Live stream will be available on UPL.TV

Match build-up

Shakhtar continue to lead in the UPL, having gained 46 points in 20 matches (goal difference: 42–17). Marino Pusic’s team confidently defeated Obolon away in the previous round (3-0), and on Wednesday they won the Ukrainian Cup semi-final against Chornomorets (4-1). Marian Shved, Danylo Sikan and Heorhii Sudakov stood out in these two matches – each scored 2 goals.

Dmytro Kryskiv remains the top goalscorer of the Orange-and-Blacks in the Premier League (6 goals and 5 assists), but he will skip this match against Lviv team due to excess of cards.

Opponents

Rukh also started powerfully in the spring part of the championship with 4 wins and 1 draw. In the last round, Vitalii Ponomarov’s team defeated LNZ (1-0), scoring a penalty goal in the 90th + 5th minute. Currently, Lviv team have 39 points after 22 matches (goal difference: 33–21) and are 5th in the UPL standings.

The most prolific player of Rukh is 21-year-old Illia Kvasnytsia (6 goals and 4 assists). The team's defender Vitalii Roman will skip the game against the Miners due to suspension.

Match background

Shakhtar and Rukh played 6 matches in the Ukrainian League: Shakhtar won 4 times, 2 games ended in draws. Total goal difference: 9–2 in favour of the Orange-and-Blacks.

Previous match

On September 23, 2023, Shakhtar and Rukh played in the 8th round of the UPL at Arena Lviv. The Miners started the game more actively, and Heorhii Sudakov opened the scoring in the 17th minute. In the second half, Lviv team made every effort to fight back, and achieved their goal in the 88th minute – Bohdan Sliubyk scored with an accurate long-range shot. The result is a 1-1 draw.

Shakhtar vs Rukh match will be officiated by the judging panel headed by Vitalii Romanov. Assistants – Oleksandr Pavlinov and Vitalii Sukhin. VAR system will be used during the game (Maksym Kozyriatskyi will be the referee).

Shakhtar Vs. Rukh history

Recent games
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Ukrainian Premier League

Sun 07

Apr 2024

18:00

Arena Lviv

Referee: Vitalii Romanov

P TEAM P W D L F A PNT
1 Shakhtar 30 22 5 3 63 24 71
2 Dynamo 30 22 3 5 72 28 69
3 Kryvbas 30 17 6 7 51 30 57
4 Dnipro-1 30 14 10 6 40 27 52
5 Polissia 30 14 8 8 39 30 50
6 Rukh 30 12 13 5 44 31 49
7 LNZ 30 11 8 11 31 34 41
8 Oleksandriia 30 8 10 12 30 38 34
9 Vorskla 30 9 6 15 30 46 33
10 Zorya 30 7 11 12 29 37 32
11 Kolos 30 7 11 12 22 31 32
12 Chornomorets 30 10 2 18 38 47 32
13 Veres 30 6 10 14 31 46 28
14 Obolon 30 5 11 14 18 41 26
15 Minaj 30 5 10 15 27 50 25
16 Metalist 1925 30 5 8 17 32 57 23