Stal vs Shakhtar: preview

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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In the 6th round of the Ukrainian Premier League the Pitmen will play against Stal in an away game. Here is a promo of the match

August 28, Dnipro, Meteor stadium, 7:30 pm
Live broadcast on Futbol 1 TV channel

Before the match

In the new season, Shakhtar has won five matches out of five and leads the standings. The team have a greater goal difference: +12. The Pitmen need to approach the upcoming match with Stal in all seriousness, as in the last season this team have taken away precious points from the Donetsk team.

Referee – Yurii Vaks (Khmelnytskyi)
Assistant referees – Oleh Pluzhnik (Kharkiv), Semen Shlonchak (Cherkasy)
Fourth official – Ihor Paskhal (Kherson) 
Referee observer - Serhii Tsymbal (Sumy)

Opponents

Stal are not famous for the stability of the results and are currently eighth in the standings. The Kamianske team were defeated by Karpaty and Dynamo, played a draw with Dnipro and Vorskla and have on win in the 3rd round against Volyn. The team's coach Eric van der Meer left the team and the current interim coach is Jakob Gall.

Compared to the last season, the line-up of the team has been considerably refreshed. Pashaiev, Dovhyi, Stamenkovich, Deul, and Komvalius who came to the team in the pre-season are regularly included in the starting XI. And, just over a week ago, forward Danso had joined the ranks of Stal and already made his debut in the match against Vorskla.

Match background

The teams met twice in the Premier League. One match was won by Shakhtar, and there was draw in the other one. Goal difference is 5-3.
Stal was in the lead twice during the game. Lazic helped Stal to take the lead and Dentinho equalized
Previous league game

April's match was also held at the Meteor stadium. Steal was in the lead twice during the game. Kalenchuk's goal in the first half was cancelled out in the second half by Eduardo. Soon Lazic helped Stal to take the lead once again and Dentinho equalized. On 79 minutes, Malyshev made the score 3-2 for the Orange-and-Blacks, but the Donetsk tem failed to maintain the win: the game was decided by Ishchenko's powerful shot from outside the penalty area in injury time.

Trivia

Fred can make his 100th appearance for Shakhtar, and Nem his 50th.

The Donetsk team's scoring streak in the league started August 28, 2015 and has lasted for 25 matches (82 goals).

Leave your prediction for the Stal vs Shakhtar 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 valuable gifts from the club and Nike.