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
December 12, 2016. Kyiv. NSC Olympiyskyi. Att: 21,318. -5 oC.
Dynamo Kyiv 3-4 (2-1) Shakhtar Donetsk
Goals: 1-0 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.
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.
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.
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.