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Dynamo 3-4 Shakhtar

Monday, December 12, 2016



In the 18th round of the Premier League, Shakhtar finished the calendar year with an away match against Dynamo

Ukrainian Championship 2016/17. 18th round.

December 12, 2016. Kyiv. NSC Olympiyskyi. Att: 21,318. -5 oC.

Dynamo Kyiv 3-4 (2-1) Shakhtar Donetsk

Goals1-0 Moraes (1), 1-1 Khacheridi (3, o.g.), 2-1 Rybalka (30), 2-2 Fred (50), 2-3 Ferreyra (58), 2-4 Khacheridi (88, o.g.), 3-4 Besedin (90+2)

Dynamo: Rudko, Vida, Burda, Khacheridi, Makarenko, Sydorchuk (Besedin, 71), Rybalka, Buyalskyi (Garmash, 58), Yarmolenko (c), Gonzalez (Tsyhankov, 81), Moraes

Unused subs: Koval, Antunes, Korzun, Husev

Head coach: Serhiy Rebrov

Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna (c), Kucher, Rakitskyy, Ismaily, Stepanenko (Malyshev, 90+3), Fred, Bernard, Marlos (Dentinho, 80), Kovalenko (Taison, 72), Ferreyra

Unused subs: Shevchenko, Butko, Kryvtsov, Boriachuk

Head coach: Paulo Fonseca

Booked: Stepanenko (28), Burda (52), Rybalka (56), Kucher (60), Gonzalez (64), Srna (65), Fred (87), Dentinho (90+4)

Sent off: Moraes (60), Rybalka (90+4, second booking)

Referee: Anatolii Zhabchenko (Khmelnytskyi)

Before the match

The Pitmen approached the matchday’s major game as the unconditional league leaders. Shakhtar’s head coach Paulo Fonseca fielded the best current line-up for the game against Dynamo. Defender Yaroslav Rakitskyy and the team's top scorer Facundo Ferreyra are back with the team after recovering from injuries.

First half

13 seconds into the game, the hosts opened the scoring. Teammates brought Moraes through on goal, with Kyiv striker managing to beat Andriy Pyatov. However, on 3 minutes, the Orange-and-Blacks equalised. Bernard delivered the ball to the near post, with Dynamo defender Yevhen Khacheridi heading it into the back of own net – 1-1.

However, on 3 minutes, the Orange-and-Blacks equalised. Bernard delivered the ball to the near post, with Dynamo defender Yevhen Khacheridi heading it into the back of own net – 1-1
After an intense start, the match developed in a calmer way. Donetsk enjoyed some territorial advantage, dominating possession and launching more attacks. Thus, in the 12th minute, Marlos had a good chance to excel. The Brazilian received a pass from Bernardand bent it towards the far corner, with the shot lacking accuracy though. The opponents gave the initiative away to the Pitmen, being mainly busy carrying out counterattacks. One of them led to a dangerous free kick converted by Serhiy Rybalka on 30 minutes. Shakhtar players settled in Kyiv’s half of the pitch. Bernard and Facundo Ferreyra produced some threatening headers. The former’s attempt went over the bar, with the Argentine’s shot on target being stopped by the goalkeeper.

Second half

Immediately after the break, the Pitmen managed to equalise. On 50 minutes, Shakhtar’s sweeping attack ended in a cross by Darijo Srna and Fred’s prompt precision shot – 2-2. The charges of Paulo Fonseca continued putting pressure on Kyiv’s goal area, managing to create two more pretty good scoring opportunities in just a short while. First, Srna delivered a dangerous free kick, with Marlos threatening to net one from scoring range. Yet on 58 minutes, the Orange-and-Blacks finally succeeded. Ferreyra won the ball in midfield, with Fred developing the attack and Marlos lightly chipping it for Facundo to head it home – 2-3.
Ferreyra won the ball in midfield, with Fred developing the attack and Marlos lightly chipping it for Facundo to head it home – 2-3
After the goal, passions on the pitch ran high and the referee had to ‘extinguish’ them with cards. On 60 minutes, Moraes was sent off for his unsportsmanlike behaviour. Dynamo started launching all-out attacks, with the Pitmen getting more open spaces up field. On 65 minutes, Bernard missed a chance to extend the lead. He spectacularly lobbed it past the goalkeeper only to see his atttemt go over. Donetsk also had another promising counterattack that saw Marlos being denied by a defender. On 72 minutes, Paulo Fonseca made the first substitution with Taison appearing instead of Viktor Kovalenko. This is the Brazilian’s 150 appearance. For some time it was an end-to-end action: Artem Besedin missed the target from a shooting range and Marlos did not take advantage of his being one-on-one with the keeper. On 80 minutes, Dentinho came on for Marlos. In the end the Pitmen had control of the game and on 88 minutes they netted another one against Dynamo. Following Dentinho’s cross, Yevhen Khacheridi caused another own goal. Later in the stoppage time, the hosts reduced the deficit, with Artem Besedin scoring. Rybalka got his second yellow card in the 4th minute of injury time.

The final whistle registered a comeback win for Shakhtar. Paulo Fonseca’s team left for the winter break being 13 points clear of the second spot.