Oleh Illin (41)
Ukrainian Premier League
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Sunday, November 7, 2021 5:00 PM
Mykola Matviienko (14) Fernando (25) Mykhailo Mudryk (72)
November 7, Kovalivka, Kolos, 17:00
Shakhtar need a victory over Kolos in order to catch up with Dynamo on points and advance to the top spot. Yesterday, the Kyivites got the same misfire vs Vorskla as the Miners had had in the 3rd round vs Oleksandriia (1-2). Now, the competitors have two draws and a defeat each.
In the league, Roberto De Zerbi's team have enjoyed a confident run of form, beating Zorya (6-1), Vorskla (2-0) and Desna (4-1) lately. Tete scored goals in each of those matches (4 goals), Solomon scored in the last two (1 each), Fernando netted 3 goals. There are only two opponents left in the Premier League whom the Miners have not yet opposed under the new coaching staff: Kolos and Rukh. But in Kovalivka they already played this season – against Mariupol in the 8th round.
Preliminary squad list
Goalkeepers: Shevchenko, Pyatov, Trubin
Defenders: Dodo, Vitao, Kryvtsov, Matviienko, Konoplia, Ismaily, Bondar
Midfielders: Stepanenko, Maycon, Marcos Antonio, Marlos, Tete, Bondarenko, Solomon, Mudryk, Alan Patrick, Sudakov
Forwards: Dentinho, Fernando
According to the results, this season is worse for Kolos than the previous two. Let us remind you that the Premier League debutants from Kovalivka finished sixth in 2020, being the fourth a year later. Presently, the team are no longer coached by Ruslan Kostyshin. He left his post late this summer, with Serhii Kuznetsov performing the head coach duties now.
Kolos played 12 matches and scored 11 points. In September and October, the Kovalivka side beat Inhulets and Chornomorets once, late suffering straight defeats at the hands of Mariupol, Vorskla, Dnipro-1, Zorya and Lviv. In the last two games, everything was decided by their opponents’ only goals. Kolos have not scored any goals in three consecutive games (0-2, 0-1, 0-1).
5 wins and 1 draw in 6 matches, along with the goal difference of 16-4 in favour of the Miners. After the first meeting two years ago when Shakhtar secured a 6-0 win, the Miners have never won by more than two goals against Kolos.
Previous league meeting
On February 14, Kolos hosted Shakhtar at the Valerii Lobanovskyi Dynamo stadium. Before the break Marlos was close to hitting the far corner, in the second half Moraes and Antyukh had just half-chances, with the match ultimately seeing no goals scored.
Kolos Vs. Shakhtar history
Ukrainian Premier League
Referee: Volodymyr Novokhatniy
Man of the Match