Shakhtar vs Olimpik: preview

Saturday, April 16, 2016

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In the domestic league round 22, the Pitmen will play Olimpik Donetsk. We bring to your attention the match preview

April 17, Lviv, Arena Lviv, 17:00
Live broadcast on Futbol 1 TV channel

Before the match

On Thursday, the Pitmen have sealed the win over Braga, Portugal and secured the Europa League semi-final berth. But in just three days’ time, the charges of Mircea Lucescu will have another domestic league game.

The Pitmen are five points adrift of Dinamo Kyiv. To continue fighting for the league title, the team must win every round. We want to note that due to suspensions, the match against Olimpik will be missed by Darijo Srna and Oleksandr Kucher.

Referee – Oleksandr Derdo (Chornomorsk)
Assistant referees - Semen Shlonchak (Cherkasy), Volodymyr Volodin (Kherson)
Fourth official – Oleksandr Ivanov (Donetsk Oblast)
Referee observer - Igor Yarmenchuk (Kyiv)

Opponents

To differ from Shakhtar, Olimpik played their previous match a week ago. The meeting with Vorskla ended in a 1-1 stalemate. In general, in the previous five rounds of the championship, the charges of Roman Sanjar tied four times. And in the encounter with Hoverla, in the 20th round, the Donetsk claimed a 2-0 win.

Thus, in 2016, Olimpik did not suffer a single defeat. The team’s top league scorers are Ivan Matyazh and Mokha (4 goals each).

Match background

The teams have played 3 league games. Shakhtar won on all occasions. The goal difference is 14-2. In the role of the nominal hosts, the Pitmen won one game 6-0.

Previous league meeting

In the 9th round game, Olimpik were twice in front in the course of the meeting. Kadymyan’s precision effort was responded by Teixeira’s goal. After the break, Lysenko brought his side in front again, but shortly afterwards Srna restored the parity from the spot. The decisive goal was scored by Teixeira on 90 minutes: the Brazilian grabbed a brace and brought Shakhtar a 3-2 win.
After the break, Lysenko brought his side in front again, but shortly afterwards Srna restored the parity from the spot
Interesting facts

Olimpik’s current unbeaten league run is 5 games.

Bernard boasts 49 league apps.