Chornomorets vs Shakhtar: match report
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Shakhtar met with Chornomorets on April 23 as part of the Ukrainian League Round 23
Ukrainian League 2015/16. MD 23
April 23, 2016. Odesa. Chornomorets stadium. 12 oC. Att: 11,182
Chornomorets Odesa 1-1 (0-1) Shakhtar Donetsk
Goals: 0-1 Bernard (10’), 1-1 Kalytvyntsev (56’)
Chornomorets: Borovyk (c), Azatskyi, Khocholava, Korkishko, Kalytvyntsev, Smirnov, Tatarkov (Kabaev, 72’) Kutsenko (Khoblenko, 88’), Martynenko, Barylko (Kovalets, 46’), Danchenko
Unused subs: Bezruk, Pereverza, Mateus, Starikov
Head coach: Oleksandr Babich
Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna (c), Ordets, Rakits’kyy, Ismaily, Stepanenko, Dentinho, Nem (Marlos, 61’), Kovalenko (Taison, 46’), Bernard, Gladkyy (Eduardo, 61’)
Unused subs: Kanibolotskyi, Kryvtsov, Matviienko, Malyshev
Head coach: Mircea Lucescu
Booked: Smirnov (30’), Bernard (71’), Korkishko (72’), Dentinho (73’), Ordets (90+2’)
Suspended: Danchenko (90+3’)
Referee: Ihor Paskhal (Kherson)
Before the match
After the cup meeting vs Oleksandriya, Shakhtar underwent some reshuffling. In the starting line-up, Yaroslav Rakits’kyy and Ivan Ordets made up the pairing of central defenders, with Dentinho and Taras Stepanenko playing in the holding area, with Wellington Nem and Bernard at the flanks and Oleksandr Gladkyy operating up field.
The hosts were active in the opening stages, playing a set piece, with the initiative intercepted by Shakhtar shortly afterwards. On 10 minutes, Bernard earned a free kick some 23 metres away from goal, sending it home just over the wall – 0-1. Odessans defended in numbers and played it really rough. At times, the Pitmen succeeded at orchestrating all-out one-touch attacking moves, just like in the situation involving an Ismaily attempt – with the host goalkeeper parrying it away and inexplicably pulling out a Nem close ranger from the upper corner shortly afterwards.
After 25 minutes, Chornomorets had a clear-cut scoring chance, but Korkishko fired it over the crossbar. A Tatarkov long-ranger was also dangerous. The Pitmen continued to step it up, and Darijo Srna fired a powerful volley after playing a corner, with the Odesa goalkeeper fisting it away.
At half-time, Shakhtar made a substitution, with Taison appearing instead of Viktor Kovalenko. Odesa boosted it early in the second half, with the Pitmen launching their dangerous attacks in response. On 56 minutes, Kalytvyntsev took a right-hand free kicks: after being delivered into the penalty area, the ball bounced off the ground to find the back of the net – 1-1. After levelling it, the hosts dropped back, giving the Pitmen more space. On 61 minutes, Mircea Lucescu has used all of his substitutions, fielding Eduardo and Marlos. Massive attacks by the Pitmen turned into scoring chances only in the closing stages of the game. The host team keeper came to the rescue following a long-range strike by Rakits’kyy and didn’t allowMarlos to score after his slaloming run.