Shakhtar vs Oleksandriya: preview

On Matchday 1 of the Premier League, Shakhtar will face Oleksandriya. We bring you a preview of the game.

19 July, Lviv, Arena Lviv, 17:00
Live broadcast on the Futbol 1 channel

The new season has started. For Shakhtar, the league campaign will begin with a game against the team that won promotion. Oleksandriya confidently won the First League 2014-15 to win promotion to the top flight division.

The Pitmen are going into the game wishing show their football and get the result. It is very difficult to do it in the opening rounds and ahead of the Champions League campaign. For Oleksandriya, in turn, the match with Shakhtar will be a real test at the opening stage of their way in the Premier League. But it tells only about the fact that Volodymyr Sharan’s charges will operate with full commitment and great desire.

Match officials

Referee  - Ivan Bondar (Kyiv)
Assistant referees – Maksim Chyos (Kyiv), Yevhen Danilchenko (Luhansk)
Fourth official – Yuriy Mozharovskiy (Lviv)
Referee observer – Igor Yarmenchuk (Kyiv)


As before, the competition for a place in the first team is high at Shakhtar. It concerns all positions. We would like to remind you that before the Ukrainian Super Cup match, Shakhtar submitted Eduardo. The Croatian forward is working in the general group, and most likely will take part in the game with Oleskandriya. Serhiy Kryvtsov and Wellington Nem are not preparing for the game because of the injury.

As for Oleksandriya, one should note the appearance of Hoverla’s ex-midfielder Ruslan Stepanyuk and defender Oleksandr Matveev in the team’s submitted squad. The latter previously played for Vorskla and Illichivets.  


Team results. Ukrainian league

Total Wins Draws Losses Goal difference
6 6 0 0 16–4
Home Wins Draws Losses Goal difference
3 3 0 0 10–1

The teams’ first league game took place on 20 July 2001 in Donetsk. Shakhtar won 2-1. In the first half, Andriy Vorobey put the Pitmen in front, after the break Serhiy Chuichenko levelled, converting a penalty kick, and Julius Aghahowa

The most frequently met result is 2-1. It has been registered 2 times. Shakhtar won on both occasions. (in Donetsk and Oleksandriya in the 2001-02 season).

The highest scoring games took place (5 goals in total) took place twice: on 20 April 2003 Shakhtar beat Oleksandriya 5-0, and on 29 October 2011 the Pitmen got a 3-2 away win.

The games in the league have by a little fewer than 110, 000 fans, more than 18,000 fans on average per game.

Individual results

   Shakhtar Oleksandriya
Top scorers 3 goals Oleksiy Belik 1 Serhiy Chuichenko
Vitaliy Pervak
Serhiy Starenkiy
Kirill Sidorenko
Braces 1 Oleksiy Belik - -
Converted penalties - - 1 Serhiy Chuichenko
Fastest goals 5 minutes Dentinho 24 minutes Serhiy Starenkiy
Latest goals 88 minutes Brandao 61 minutes Serhiy Chuichenko


Coach Matches
Mircea Lucescu 2
Valeriy Yaremchenko 2
Viktor Prokopenko 1
Nevio Scala 1
Roman Pokora 4
Volodymyr Sharan 1
Andriy Kuptsov 1

Teams’ previous league game:

Ukrainian League  2011-12. 30th round
May 10, 2012. Donetsk. Donbass Arena. Att: 49,317. 29C

Shakhtar (Donetsk) - Oleksandriya (Oleskandriya) – 3:0 (2 0)
Goals: 1:0 Willian (15), 2: 0 Mkhitaryan (28), 3:0 Seleznyov (56)

Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna (c), Kucher, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk, Hubschman (Teixeira, 58), Fernandinho, Costa (Eduardo, 64), Mkhitaryan, Willian (Dentinho, 46), Seleznyov
Unused subs: Shust, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Luiz Adriano
Head coach: Mircea Lucescu

Oleksandriya: Pankiv (c), Sakhnevich, Gavrysh (Kovba, 73), Zaporozhan, Gitchenko, Sidorenko, Starenkiy (Dopilka, 90+1), Dovgyi, Lyubenovic, Salkhi (Polyarus, 66), Shevchenko
Unused subs: Deonas, Cherednichenko, Barishich, Makriev
Acting head coach: Andriy Kuptsov

Booked: Srna (67), Sidorenko (79)
Referee: Oleksandr Derdo (Ilyichevsk)

This game in memorable for Shakhtar’s fans, as in the final round of the Premier League 2011-12 the team clinched the league title. In the opening stages the Pitmen had a few chances to take the lead but the defence looked solid. The goal came on 15 minutes, when Willian sent the ball into the far corner of the net to make it 1-0. Mkhitaryan looked very energetic on the pitch. On 27 minutes, he hit the goal post, and in the following attacking he scored a goal: Shevchuk delivered the ball into the penalty area for Henrikh to slot the ball in. If after that goal the game was not yet put to bed, then a Seleznyov goal on 56 minutes following an attacking move involving Srna and Mkhitaryan wrapped the game up.

We would like to remind you that the match between Shakhtar and Oleksandria will take place on 19 July at 17:00 at the Arena Lviv. Tickets for the game can be purchased online and on the official site of FC Shakhtar as well as in the stadium ticket office.