Olimpik vs Shakhtar: preview

Matchday 9 of the Pari-Match will see the game between two Donetsk teams. We bring you the traditional preview of the game.

26 September, Kyiv, Bannikov stadium, 14:00
Live broadcast on Futbol 2 channel

On Matchday 5, Olimpik got their first league win, beating Oleksandriya 1-0. Then, it was followed by a run involving three losses, with which the Donetsk team are going into the match with Shakhtar. However,  in all the cases Roman Sanjar’s charges suffered narrow defeats, showing decent football.

Shakhtar, in turn, have won three league games in a row. The Pitmen are sitting in second place behind Dynamo Kyiv, who have 3 points more. Despite the fact that in the next week both leaders will play their Champions League games, they need to take maximum points in the domestic championship.

Match officials

Referee – Ivan Bondar (Kyiv)
Assistant referees – Oleksandr Korniyko (Mirgorod), Volodymyr Volodin (Kherson)
Fourth official – Serhiy Berezka (Kyiv Oblast)
Referee observer – Viktor Derdo (Illichyovsk)


In the Cup game with Dnipro Roman Sanjar fielded a number of players who needed match practice: Illoy-Ayeta, Semenin, Doronin. It is the result of the tight schedule of the team. Mircea Lucescu also rotated the squad in the match with Ternopil.

Teams’ scoring average in the league:

Olimpik – 0,5 goals per game;
Shakhtar – 2,38 goals per game.


Team results. Ukrainian league

Total Wins Draws Losses Goal difference
2 2 0 0 11–0
Away Wins Draws Losses Goal difference
1 1 0 0 5–0

The first league game between the teams took place on 15 August 2014. The Olimpik vs Shakhtar match at the Bannikov stadium saw the Pitmen register a 5-0 win (goals were scored by Serhiy Kyvtsov, Taison, Oleskandr Gladkyy, Wellington Nem and Taras Stepanenko).

5,640 fans on average have attended the teams’ games, which is 2,820 fans per average at each match.

Individual results

     Shakhtar Olimpik
Top scorers 2 goals Oleksandr Gladkyy
- -
Braces 1 Маrlos - -
Fastest goals 8th minute Darijo Srna - -
Latest goals 90+1 minutes Taras Stepanenko - -

Coaches. Ukrainian league

Coach Matches
Mircea Lucescu 2
Roman Sanjar 2

Ukrainian league 2014-15. Matchday 17.
March 15, 2015. Lviv. Arena Lviv. 9C

Shakhtar (Donetsk) 6-0 (4-0) Olimpik (Donetsk)

Goals: 1:0 Srna (8 pen.), 2:0 Marlos (38), 3:0 Marlos (39), 4:0 Hladkti (43), 5:0 Taison (57), 6:0 Teixeira (87)

Shakhtar: Kanibolotskiy, Srna (c), (Dentinho, 70), Kucher, Rakitskiy, Ismaily, Stepanenko (Fred, 64), Ilsinho (Fernando, 73), Marlos, Teixeira, Taison, Hladkyi

Unused subs: Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Costa, Adriano

Head coach: Mircea Lucescu

Olimpik: Litovka, Ivanov, Grishko (c), Doronin, Ogirya, Lebid (Drachenko 46), Tishchenko, Lysenko, Isa Sheriff, Dityatyev (Mishchenko, 46), Kadymyan (Moha, 70)

Unused subs: Makharadze, Sytnik, Semenina

Head coach: Roman Sanjar

Booked: Dityatyev (6), Lebid (8), Teixeira (13), Marlos (45+1), Srna (66)

Referee: Viktor Shvetsov (Odesa)

The second game of the teams in the past championship has surpassed the first one in terms of the goals scored. And this is solely Shakhtar’s merit, who sealed a bigger win after making it 5-0. As early as on 8 minutes, the Pitmen took the lead: Lebid fouled on Rakytskyy inside the penalty area, with Srna confidently converting a penalty kick. Olimpik tried to orchestrate a number of attacks, but it was them who were forced to defend. Midway through the second half, Litovka parried away a Teixeira shot, with Ilsinho failing to send the ball in on the rebound.

Shakhtar continued attacking, and it led to… three more goals before the half time break: Marlos sealed his brace within a space of one minute, and in the closing stages of the second half, following a pass from Ilsinho, Gladkyy made it 4-0. At the end of the match everything was clear. Mircea Lucescu’s charges gave the initiative away for some minutes in the second half before scoring on the counterattack after a 3-player move involving Stepanenko, Teixeira and Taison. In the end of the game Teixeira completed the romp to make it 6-0.