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Shakhtar v Oleksandriya: match preview

Sunday, August 7, 2016



In the third round of the local league the Pitmen will meet with Oleksandriya. Here is a preview of the match

August 7, Lviv, Arena Lviv, 7:30 p.m.
Live broadcast on Futbol 1 TV channel

Before the match

Shakhtar is leading the Premier League, having two wins in two rounds. Paulo Fonseca's team is ahead of Dynamo which also has 6 points in accordance to additional criteria. The next teams in the standings are Dnipro and Zorya with 4 points each.

Anton Kanibolotskyi and BernardIn will not take part in the game against Oleksandriya due to injuries.

Referee - Serhii Berezka (Kyiv Oblast)
Assistant referees - Yevhen Khalamendik, Serhii Pristupa (both - Kyiv)
Fourth official - Mykola Balakin (Kyiv Oblast)
Referee observer - Mykhailo Ovchar (Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast)


Oleksandriya began the league the away defeat from Dynamo (1: 5), and a home win against Vorskla (3: 2) in the next round. The team is currently 6th in the standings.

This week, Oleksandriya like Shakhtar had a European tournament match. Volodymyr Sharan's squad lost their second leg away game against Hajduk Split and dropped out of the Europa League.

Among Oleksandriya's pre-season transfers we should note the experienced Gitchenko, who previously played for Karapaty, as well as Tsurikov, Zhychikov, and Yaremchuk playing on loan.

Match background

The teams had 8 matches in the local league with Shakhtar winning all of them. Goal difference: 21-6.

The Pitmen had 4 home games with the opponents. Goal difference: 12-1.
On November 7, 2015, the teams played at the Nika stadium in Oleksandriia. The final score is Oleksandriya 2-3 Shakhtar
Previous league game

On November 7, 2015, the teams played at the Nika stadium in Oleksandriia. Shakhtar took the lead in the 14th minute after a goal by Dentinho, but the home team almost immediately made an equalizer - Zaporozhan scored from a penalty. Shortly before the half-time Hladkyy scored, and after the break Teixeira enforced the lead of the Orange-and-Blacks. At the end of the match, Oleksandriya rushed to attack, which ended in a goal by Ponomarev. The final score is Oleksandriya 3-2 Shakhtar.


The Donetsk team's scoring streak started August 28, 2015 and has lasted 22 match (74 goals).

Leave your prediction for the Shakhtar v Oleksandriya game in the Guess the Score contest. Following the results in July and August, the winner will be awarded a Shakhtar jersey, while the other prize winners will receive gifts from the club and Nike.