Dynamo vs Shakhtar: preview

We would like to bring you the preview of the Ukrainian Cup final.

4 June, Kyiv, NSC Olimpiyskyi, 21:00                                
Live broadcast on the TV channels Ukraina and Futbol 2

Shakhtar have taken part in the Cup finals on 14 occasions, and half of them took place versus Dynamo Kyiv. It will be the eighth classic encounter in the decisive match of this competition.                                                

Taking into account the fact that the final game will take place at NSC Olimpiyskyi, Dynamo will play on the home soil and will receive support from Kyiv fans. For the Pitmen, the main motivation is the desire to complete the season with clinching the trophy. Mircea Lucescu’s charges will fight for it with their arch-rivals. There will also be the aspect of Shakhtar and Dynamo playing out a 0-0 draw in the Ukrainian league game that took place in May.          
The extra time in the Cup finals involving the Pitmen was needed three times (three overall wins by the Pitmen: over CSKA, Dynamo and Metalurh Donetsk). In 1995, during a game with Dnipro, the fans witnessed  a penalty shoot-out (Shakhtar won 7-6).                                                                                       

Match officials

Referee – Yuriy Mozharovskyi (Lviv)                                                                     
Assistant referees – Oleksandr Voytyuk (Zaporizhzhya), Serhiy Bekker (Kharkiv)
Fourth official – Oleg Pluzhnik (Kharkiv)                                                               
Referee observer – Volodymyr Petrov (Kharkiv)                                                                     


Due to suspension, Fred will not take part in the game. Shakhtar’s midfielder has already headed to the location of the Brazil national team camp.

Teams’ scoring average in the Cup:

Dynamo - 1,85 goals per game;
Shakhtar - 2,14 goals per game.


Team results. Ukrainian Cup

Total Wins Draws Losses Goal difference
11 7* 0 4 20–12

*One of the wins was registered in the extra time (Ukrainian Cup final in the 2001/02 season)

The first game between Shakhtar and Dynamo took place on 26 May 2002. In front of 81,000 fans the Pitmen celebrated a 3-2 win. Serhiy Popov, Serhiy Atelkin and Andriy Vorobey scored for the Pitmen, Valentin Belkevich and Maksim Shatskikh netted for the Kyiv side.

The most frequently met scorelines are 2-0 and 2-1 (3 times).

The games in the Cup between Shakhtar and Dynamo have been attended by around 482,500 fans – 43, 800 on average at every match.

Individual results

   Shakhtar Dynamo
Top scorers 3 goals Eduardo 2 goals Diogo Rinkon
Braces 1 Еduardo - -
Converted penalties - - 1 Diogo Rinkon
Missed penalties 1 Marіuz Levandovskі - -
Fastest goals 9 minute Eduardo 11 minute Diogo Rinkon (pen)
Latest goals 90+3 minutes
98-а minutes
Fernandіno 90+4 minutes Artem Milevskiy

Coaches. Ukrainian Cup

Coach Matches
Mіrcha Lucescu 9
Nevіo Scala 1
Valeriy Yaremchenko 1
Yuriy Somіn 5
Olexiy Mikhailichenko 2
Valeriy Gazzaєv 1
Anatoliy Demyanenko 1
Sergiy Rebrov 1
Jozsef Szabo 1

The teams’ previous game in the Cup:

2013-14 Ukrainian Cup. Final

May 15, 2014. Poltava. A. Butovskogo Vorskla Stadium. Att: 9,700. 21C

Dynamo (Kyiv) vs Shakhtar (Donetsk) - 2:1 (2:0)

Goals: 1:0 Kucher (40, goal), 2:0 Vida (43), 2:1 Douglas Costa (57)

Dynamo: Shovkovskiy (c), Danilo Silva, Dragovic, Vida, Makarenko, Veloso, Garmash (Kalitvintsev, 89), Belhanda (Fedorchuk, 85), Yarmolenko, Lens (Vukojevic, 71), Mbokani

Unused subs: Rybka, Selin, Bezus, Ideye

Head coach: Serhiy Rebrov

Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna (c), (Kryvtsov, 79), Kucher, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk, Stepanenko, Fred, Costa, Teixeira, Bernard (Eduardo, 69), Adriano

Unused subs: Kanibolotskiy, Ismaily, Hubschman, Fernando, Dentinho 

Head coach: Mircea Lucescu

Booked: Rakitskiy (31), Srna (45), Mbokani (45+3), Yarmolenko (70), Vukojevic (90+1), Adriano (90+2), Fred (90+4), Dragovic (90+4)

Sending-off: Rakitskiy (90+4, second booking), Yarmolenko (90+4, second booking)

Referee: Yuriy Mozharovskiy (Lviv)                     

The final of the previous Ukrainian Cup was claimed by the Kyiv side. The game took place in Poltava. The biggest part of the game saw no real chances to score: such as shots from Yarmolenko and Lens, which were saved by Pyatov, as well as successful pressing of Shovkovskyi from Adriano, when the ball took deflection off Luiz and went wide of the mark. Five minutes from half time whistle Dynamo took the lead following a corner, and after three minutes Vida headed in a Veloso cross from the free-kick.

Dynamo went into the second half with a comfortable 2-0 lead. Shakhtar, in turn, stepped up its game. The series of chances began on 50 minutes, when Bernard fired a powerful effort from outside the penalty area - just wide of the post. Then, Shovkovskyi made an excellent save following a Kucher header. The goal came on 57 minutes: Costa picked up speed following a pass from Adriano, beat Veloso and Danilo Silva, before sending the ball into the far corner of the net to make it 2-1. After that the game was often interrupted by the whistles connected not only with the infringement of rules but also with simulations. In the end of the game the emotion reached its peak, which led to a number of yellow cards as well as the sending off of Yarmolenko and Rakitskiy in the added time.

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