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Shakhtar 3-0 Dynamo

Sunday, May 1, 2016



On May 1, in the 24th round of the Ukrainian League, the Pitmen entertained Dynamo

Ukrainian League 2015/16. Round 24.

May 1, 2016. Lviv. Arena Lviv. 12 oC. Att: 6,597.

Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 (1-0) Dynamo Kyiv

Goals: 1-0 Eduardo (33’), 2-0 Nem (73’), 3-0 Eduardo (78’)

Shakhtar: Kanibolotskyi, Kobin, Ordets, Kryvtsov, Shevchuk, Stepanenko (c), Malyshev, Nem (Marlos, 76’), Kovalenko, Bernard (Taison, 76’), Eduardo

Substitutes: Sarnavskyi, Kucher, Ismaily, Rakits’kyy, Ferreyra

Head coach: Mircea Lucescu

Dynamo: Shovkovskyi (c), Danilo Silva, Vida, Khacheridi, Antunes, Rybalka, Veloso (Sydorchuk, 78’), Garmash (Buyalskyi, 46’), Yarmolenko, Gusev (Gonzalez, 46’), Moraes

Unused subs: Rud'ko, Yakovenko, Petrovich, Teodorchik

Head coach: Serhiy Rebrov

Booked: Garmash (40’), Yarmolenko (42’), Khacheridi (45+1’), Stepanenko (50’), Ordets (58’), Eduardo (69’), Kobin (69’) Rybalka (82’), Vida (83’)

Sent off: Yarmolenko (81’, second yellow card), Stepanenko (81’, second yellow card)

Referee: Yuriy Mozharovskyi (Lviv)

Before the match

Compared to the Europa League game, in Sunday's league game, the Pitmen’s starting line-up underwent major changes. In Mircea Lucescu's team, only three of those players, who had appeared against Sevilla from the off, were involved: Taras StepanenkoMaksym Malyshev and Viktor Kovalenko. The captain's armband in the absence of Darijo Srna passed to Stepanenko.

On 33 minutes, the Pitmen made a blistering counterattacking move down the middle of the pitch: Kovalenko fed Bernard, with the latter rolling the ball into the box into Eduardo’s path, who coolly sent it home past Shovkovskyi – 1-0
First half

The Donetsk side got off to a brisk start, which made the away team nervous, who resorted to the petty foul tactics. In the 10th minute, Bernard delivered a free kick into the penalty area, with Serhiy Kryvtsov winning an aerial challenge, but still heading it just above the crossbar. Soon, the visitors managed to level the game, with Moraes penetrating the penalty area and landing a dangerous cross along the goalline. Later, the events were developing mainly in midfield, with the goalkeepers having nearly nothing to do. On 33 minutes, the Pitmen made a blistering counterattacking move down the middle of the pitch: Kovalenko fed Bernard, with the latter rolling the ball into the box into Eduardo’s path, who coolly sent it home past Shovkovskyi – 1-0. The Kyiv side got fussy about it, no longer managing to keep up with Shakhtar’s moves and starting to play it rough. Due to frequent interruptions in the first half, the ref added six minutes, with Dynamo earning three yellow cards.

Second half

The visitors tried to regroup, making two substitutions at half-time. The Pitmen got the opportunity to counterattack, and every move towards the opposing penalty area being fraught with considerable threat, as, for example, in the episode with a dangerous through-ball by Vasyl Kobin in the 54th minute. Great dribbling in the box was showcased by Wellington Nem, who was brought down, but the referee whistle was silent. The ref didn’t send Yarmolenko off the pitch for a foul, but punished Shakhtar players with cards for causing a dispute. Meanwhile, the Pitmen responded with a successful attack: Nemmade a slaloming run and penetrated the penalty area, easily beat a defender and rolled the ball into the near corner – 2-0.Mircea Lucescu immediately refreshed the wingers, fielding Taison and Marlos, with Shakhtar’s attack down the left wing resulting in a delivery into the centre of the box, where Eduardo grabbed a brace by bundling the ball into the back of the net – 3-0! Immediately after that, a mass brawl broke out on the pitch, the result of which was a bunch of red cards. The match was resumed a few minutes later. In the end, the Kyiv side did their best to get away from a major debacle, but Anton Kanibolotskyi played safely, with a long-range strike by Danilo Silva hitting the woodwork.

Thus, for the first time in the history of Ukrainian championships, Shakhtar claimed two major wins against Dynamo with the same score of 3-0.