Sergii Kryvtsov (17)
Ukrainian Premier League
1 - 0
Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:00 PM
November 10, Kharkiv, OSK Metalist, 17:00
Live broadcast on Futbol 1 channel
Before the match
The Orange-and-Blacks approach the Ukrainian Clasico in a great mood after the Champions League match - in Croatia, the team once again showed their mettle and scored two injury-time goals vs Dinamo Zagreb, retaining a good chance of reaching the knockout phase.
Yesterday, the Miners held an open training session, where reporters had the opportunity to chat with the team manager Luis Castro and midfielders Viktor Kovalenko and Marcos Antonio. Shakhtar arrived in Kharkiv on the matchday’s eve. 20 players are available to take part in the game.
Shakhtar are facing a grudge game vs their major archrivals in the domestic league, especially since 11 days ago the teams met in the Ukrainian Cup game, with the future of the quarterfinal berth being decided in extra time. The suspended Alan Patrick will not play vs Dynamo again this coming Sunday.
Dynamo have scored 27 points in 13 rounds: 8 wins, 3 draws, and 2 defeats. The Kyivans conceded 2 goals more than Shakhtar did, scoring 11 goals less than the Miners. Oleksii Mykhailychenko’s men won 6 of their 7 previous league games, having only one misfire vs Karpaty (1-1).
On Thursday, Dynamo opposed Copenhagen in the Europa League. In the Danish capital, the White-and-Blues conceded an early goal, but managed to equalise in the 70th minute (through a goal by Benjamin Verbic). The team fielded the following lineup: Bushchan, Kedziora, Popov, Shabanov, Mykolenko, Sydorchuk, Shepelev, Karavayev, Tsyhankov, Verbic (de Pena, 88’), Besedin.
Shakhtar have claimed 21 victories in 62 matches, Dynamo have secured 24 wins, with a draw being registered on 17 occasions; 72 goals scored and 78 conceded. The Miners’ home statistics: +12=10-8, 39-31.
Previous league meeting
In the 3rd round, Shakhtar beat Dynamo in Kyiv. In the 21st minute, Moraes scored a spectacular backheel goal after Solomon’s cross. A bit later, Marlos could have netted a second goal if he hadn’t shattered the post. Dynamo equalized before the break: Pyatov parried away an attempt by Harmash, but Rodrigues flicked the bouncing ball home. In the second half, Marlos still netted one - he beat several opponents and planted it home after getting an assist from Mykolenko - 2-1.
Shakhtar Vs. Dynamo history
Ukrainian Premier League
Referee: Mykola Balakin
Man of the Match