(U-19) Scala 0-5 Shakhtar

On 3 June, Matchday 13 of the spring part of the Ukrainian U-19 league, Shakhtar faced Scala.

Ukrainian U-19 league. Matchday 13. Group 1.                                                                            

June 3, 2015. Morshyn. 27C.                                                                                                       

Scala U-19 (Stryj) - Shakhtar U-19 (Donetsk) - 0:5 (0:2)
Goals: 0:1 Zubkov (13), 0:2 Arendaruk (19 pen.), 0:3 Pikhalyonok (62), 0:4 Avagimyan (64), 0:5 Avagimyan (72)
Scala U-19: Gerich, Stasishin, Mys, Zaymenko, Domalchuk (Zatorskiy, 58), Baranov, Tischuk (Malyarenko, 77), Nistiryuk (Zaichenko, 64), Kvich, Zaikin (Serhiy Melnik, 72), Korchemkin (Svyatoslav Melnik, 87)

Head coach: Pavlo Kikot

Shakhtar U-19: Kudrik, Kiryukhantsev, Sagutkin, Matvienko, Gladchenko, Senitskiy (Avagimyan 60), Arendaruk (Shevchenko, 78), Korobenko, Zubkov (Grachyov, 68), Pikhalyonok, Glagola (Fursov, 72)

Head coach: Valeriy Kryventsov
Coach: Yevhen Kotov

Referee: Ivan Salash (Ivano-Frankivsk)

The game took place in the middle of the day with the temperature of 27 degrees. Obviously, the tempo of the game was not very high. However, Valeriy Kryventsov’s charges controlled the situation on the pitch well, without letting the opponents to attack, plus also creating dangerous chances. The Pitmen opened the scoring on 13 minutes thanks to an accurate shot from Zubkov. Five minutes later, Scala committed a foul inside the penalty area – the referee pointed to the spot. Arendaruk converted the penalty-kick. The hosts conceded three more goals in the second half. On 62 minutes, Pikhalyonok got on the scoresheet, with Avagimyan also sealing his brace.

- The game took place at the stadium called Medik in Morshyn. We know this pitch well, as we played our homes there in the UEFA Youth League, - Shakhtar U-19 head coach Valeriy Kryventsov has reflected on the match. – It was very hot, the game was suspended because of that from time to time for the players to drink water. In the first half and twenty minutes of the second period saw our team showing good organization of the game. I am not very pleased with the closing stages of the game, because we did not look streamlined and attacking moves did not work out well. But the most important thing is that we won in the upcoming game with Karpaty and no one reached the yellow card limit. We will recover and will prepare for the game.

Now the Pitmen are sitting in the first place in the table standings with 26 points.

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