Dynamo vs Shakhtar: preview

The Premier League Matchday 11 will a game between Ukrainian giants. We bring you the preview of the Pitmen’s game against Dynamo.

16 October, Kyiv, Olimpiskyi, 19:00
Live broadcast on 2+2 channel

Shakhtar and Dynamo resumed the league campaign after international break – in this regard the opponents are on equal terms. From the competition perspective, the Kyiv side can feel a bit more comfortable, given that they have thee more points. Besides, in the upcoming game, the opponents will play on their pitch.

Shakhtar, in turn, will need the same result at Olimpiyskyi as the one in April 2013 and 2014 (back then the Pitmen beat Dynamo 2-1 and 2-0 respectively). The Pitmen are well aware of the importance of this match in terms of the title race.

Match officials

Referee – Anatoliy Abdula (Kharkiv)
Assistant referees – Oleksandr Voytyuk (Zaporizhzhya), Serhiy Bekker (Kharkiv)
Fourth official – Anatoliy Zhabchenko (Khmelnutskti)
Referee observer – Viktor Derdo (Illichivsk)


Ahead of the match with Dynamo, Mircea Lucescu’s charges held a training session. Almost all the Shakhtar players are fully ready for the upcoming game. It also concerns the players of the Kyiv team.

Teams’ scoring average in the league:

Dynamo - 2,2 goals per game;
Shakhtar - 2,4 goals per game.


USSR league

Total Wins Draws Losses Goal difference
82 15 26 41 79–128
Away Wins Draws Losses Goal difference
41 3 11 27 30–84

Ukrainian league

Total Wins Draws Losses Goal difference
47 15 13 19 52–63
Away Wins Draws Losses Goal difference
23 4 5 14 20–39

The first game in the Ukrainian league took place on 4 October 1992. Goals from Viktor Leonenko and Igor Pankratyev brought Dynamo a 2-0 win.

The most frequent result is 1-0 (8 times; Shakhtar and Dynamo got 4 wins with such a result).

Circa 1,183,00 fans have visited the Pitmen’s games with Dynamo in the Ukrainian league. 25, 170 on average at every game.

Individual results

   Shakhtar Dynamo
Top scorers 5 goals Jadson 6 goals Andriy Shevchenko
Braces 4 Luiz Adriano,
Oleksandr Kucher,
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
6 Andriy Shevchenko (2),
Іsmael Bangura,
Oleg Gusev,
Viktor Leonenko,
Artem Milevskiy
Fastest goals 2 minute Darijo Srna 7 minutes Youness Belhanda,
Andriy Shevchenko
Latest goals 100 minute Julius Aghahowa 90 minutes Oleg Gusev

Coaches. Ukrainian league

Coach Мatches
Mіrcha Lucescu 23
Valeriy Yaremchenko 11
Viktor Prokopenko 5
Valeriy Rudakov 2
Nevіo Scala 2
Bernd Schuster 2
Anatoliy Bishovets 1
Volodymyr Salkov 1
Valeriy Lobanovsky 10
Anatoliy Demyanenko 6
Olexiy Mikhailichenko 6
Jozsef Szabo 6
Yuriy Somіn 6
Oleg Blohіn 3
Sergiy Rebrov 2
Valeriy Gazzaєv 2
Oleg Luzhny 2
Mykhailo Fomenko 2
Volodymyr Onishchenko 1
Anatoliy Puzach 1

The teams’ previous league game:
On matchday 21 of the Premier League, on April 26, the Pitmen faced Dynamo.

Ukrainian league 2014-15. 21st round

April 26, 2015. Lviv. Arena Lviv. 20C

Shakhtar (Donetsk) 0-0 Dynamo (Kyiv)

Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna (c), Kryvtsov (Kucher, 74), Rakitskiy, Ismaily, Stepanenko, Fred, Costa (Bernard, 79), Teixeira, Taison (Marlos, 80), Adriano

Substitutes: Kanibolotskiy, Shevchuk, Fernando, Hladkyi

Head coach: Mircea Lucescu

Dynamo: Shovkovskiy (c), Vida, Khacheridi, Dragovic, Antunes, Rybalka, Behlanda, Sydorchuk (Buyalsky 82), Yarmolenko, Lens (Gusev, 84), Kravets (Mbokani, 74)

Substitutes: Rybka, Garmash, Betao, Kalytvyntsev

Head coach: Serhiy Rebrov

Booked: Taison (42), Khacheridi (53), Adriano (69), Rakitskiy (79), Vida (90+5)

Referee: Anatoliy Zhabchenko (Khmelnitskiy)

Dynamo were going into the game with a 5-point lead, so the final outcome of 0-0 fully satisfied the the Kyiv time. However, both teams could have scored in the first half: Shovkovskyy parried away a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, and Kravets failed to score after bearing down on goal. Then, the opposition goalkeeper saved an Adriano shot.

The second half saw battles in every area of the pitch. That said, the opponents exchanged chances. In the beginning of the second half, Lens sent the ball over the crossbar from a good position after a cross from Yarmolenko. Shakhtar managed to pull out a win in the closing stages of the match, when Adriano hit the crossbar. As a result, a 0-0 draw which was a negative result for the Pitmen.