Shakhtar vs Hoverla: journey into history

Considering that 5 and 15 seasons ago Hoverla (before – Zakarpattya) played in lower divisions, our traditional journey into history is dedicated to a home game, which took place between Shakhtar and the Uzhgorod side ten years ago.

10 years ago

Ukrainian League 2005-06. 25th round. April 9, 2006. Donetsk. RSC Olympiyskiy. 23,000 fans.

Shakhtar 3-0 (1-0) Zakarpattya

Goals: 1:0 Chuchman (own goal), 2:0 Matuzalem (46), 3:0 Chygrynskyi (65)

Shakhtar: Lashtuvka, Stoican, Chygrynskiy, Leonardo (Lewandowski, 74), Rat, Tymoschuk (c), Matuzalem, Fernandinho, Jadson, Vorobey (Belik, 59), Aghahowa (Marica 65)

Highlight of the match

Zakarpattya’s players were travelling to Donetsk for the game with Shakhtar by bus. A 26-hour-long trip, of course, affected the players’ state. At the same time, according to the Uzhgorod players, a long trip couldn’t be an excuse for poor performance.

Figure of the match – 3

An own goal from Ihor Chuchman became the third goal in the history of the Pitmen’s games with the Uzhgorod side. Before it was Andriy Oksimets and Yevhen Lozinskiy who netted own goals.

Player of the match – Matuzalem

It was an evening of the Pitmen’s Brazilian midfielder – goal plus pass. First, Matu scored following a pass from Jadson and then set up Chygrynskiy for a goal. Dmytro went forward during a corner kick to score Shakhtar’s third goal.

Quote of the match – Mircea Lucescu:

- The game was really entertaining, it was a real football show. It would be great if the stadium was always packed as today. We have very technically strong players in our squad, especially in midfield. I think the fans always like watching a creative game from Matuzalem, Jadson, Fernandinho. Today Tymoschuk supported them in an excellent way.

We would like to remind you that the match between Shakhtar and Hoverla will take place on 1 August at 19:30 at Arena Lviv. You can buy tickets online on FC Shakhtar official site and at the stadium ticket office.