Shakhtar vs Dnipro: journey into history

Before the game in Odesa, we are inviting you to recall the developments of Shakhtar’s home games vs Dnipro 15, 10 and 5 seasons ago.

15 years ago

Ukrainian League 2000/01. 18th round. April 15, 2001. Donetsk. CS Shakhtar. Att: 28,000

Shakhtar 3-1 (0-1) Dnipro

Goals: 0-1 Maksymyuk (14’), 1-1 Zubov (58’), 2-1 Zubov (82’), 3-1 Vorobei (90’)

Shakhtar: Virt, Starostyak, Ndiaye, Tymoshchuk, Popov (c), Bakharev, Aliutse (Glevetskas - 90’) Okoronkvo, Zubov, Atelkin (Aghahowa - 74’), Vorobei

Head coach: Viktor Prokopenko

Figure of the match - 19

Shakhtar approached this game without suffering any defeats at Dnipro in Donetsk. The Pitmen scored 19 goals against Dnipro at home, conceding only three goals.

Highlight of the match

Being logical according to the spirit of the game, the first goal by Donetsk was somewhat curious in terms of scoring. On 58 minutes, in a scramble near the opposition goal, a defender tried to clear the ball and hit Zubov stood three metres away. The ball took deflection off Henadiy and into the net.

Man of the match - Julius Aghahowa

The Nigerian striker appeared on the pitch in the 74th minute with a bandaged knee. Nevertheless, the damage did not stop Julius from providing two assists – to Henadiy Zubov and Andriy Vorobei.

10 years ago

Ukrainian League 2005/06. 2nd round. July 17, 2005. Donetsk. RSC Olympiyskyi. Att: 18,500

Shakhtar 2-0 (0-0) Dnipro

Goals: 1-0 Vorobei (49’) 2-0 Jadson (90, pen.)

Shakhtar: Lashtuvka, Srna, Seyhan, Hubschman, Rat (Shevchuk - 58’), Tymoschuk (c), Matuzalem, Duljaj, Elano (Jadson - 69’), Belik (Brandao - 58’), Vorobei

Head coach: Mircea Lucescu

Highlight of the match

Dnipro midfielder Ruslan Kostyshin played for just three minutes on the pitch. He came off the bench in the second half, and soon produced a rough sliding tackle against Tymoschuk, was shown a red card and went to the dressing room.

Debutant - Tolga Seyhan

Mircea Lucescu fielded the Turkish defender for the first time. Not only Tolga coped with his direct defensive duties, but also assisted Andriy Vorobei.

Man of the match - Andriy Vorobei

On 49 minutes, Shakhtar striker notched the winning goal following a delivery by Darijo Srna and Ceyhan’s assist. And closer to the end of the meeting, Vorobei earned a penalty, which was converted by Jadson.

5 years ago

Ukrainian League 2010/11. 30th round. May 21, 2011. Donetsk. Donbass Arena. Att: 45,067

Shakhtar 0-0 Dnipro

Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna (c, Kucher, Ishchenko, Shevchuk, Mkhitaryan (Hubschman - 69’), Fernandinho, Jadson, Willian (Eduardo - 75’), Costa (Teixeira - 57’), Adriano

Head coach: Mircea Lucescu

Highlight of the match

5 seasons ago, Shakhtar ended their 2010/11 Ukrainian League campaign and won their sixth title. After the match, the Donbass Arena hosted a solemn honouring the winners and a gala concert.

Man of the match - Oleksandr Kucher

According to Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar defender proved to be the best in this game. The clean sheet just proves it.

Quote of the match - Darijo Srna:

- It was a tough game. We really wanted to win in order to make our fans happy. But, perhaps, the result was affected by the then upcoming game against Dynamo. Because in our thoughts, we already were at the Cup final in Sumy. Although we had enough chances to win, especially in the second half.

Let us remind you that Shakhtar vs Dnipro game will be held at Chornomorets stadium in Odesa, at 19:00 on August 14. The tickets for the game are on sale.