Shakhtar 1-0 Zorya
Sunday, October 2, 2016
In the central match of the Premier League round 10, the Pitmen took on Zorya Luhansk in Zaporizhya
Ukrainian League 2016/17. 10th round.
October 2, 2016. Zaporizhya. Slavutych-Arena. 11 117 spectators. 23 degrees.
Shakhtar (Donetsk) 1-0 (0-0) Zorya (Luhansk)
Goal: 1-0 Ferreyra (56)
Shakhtar: Pyatov (c), Butko, Ordets, Rakitskyy, Ismaily, Malyshev, Fred (Stepanenko, 90+1), Marlos, Dentinho, Taison (Bernard, 86), Ferreyra (Kovalenko, 74)
Unused subs: Kudryk, Srna, Kucher, Eduardo
Head coach: Paulo Fonseca
Zorya: Shevchenko, Opanasenko, Forster, Sivakov, Sukhotskyi (Kvasov, 62), Tchaikovskyi, Hordiyenko (Kharatin, 31), Kamenyuka (c), Lipartia (Lubenovic, 66), Bonaventure, Paulinho
Unused subs: Levchenko, Yarmash, Checher
Head coach: Yuriy Vernydub
Booked: Syvakov (43), Ordets (54), Sukhotskyi (60), Ferreyra (65), Tchaikovskyi (67), Rakitskyy (69)
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Kyiv Oblast)
Before the match
In Zaporizhya, the domestic league leaders Shakhtar received Zorya who sit in the second spot in the table. The Pitmen’s head coach Paulo Fonseca reshuffled the team in comparison with the recent Europa League game against Braga.Olexandr Kucher, Taras Stepanenko, Viktor Kovalenko and Bernard rested on the bench. Instead, Yaroslav Rakitskyy, who recovered from injury, Maksym Malyshev, Dentinho and Taison appeared in the opening stages. After a three-week absence, Darijo Srna appeared on the squad list for the game. Ivan Ordets made his 50th appearance for Shakhtar.
Marlos stood out with some unconventional performance early in the game. The Brazilian twice tried to bring his teammates through on Zorya goal by sending the ball behind the defenders
The Donetsk team players almost immediately got the territorial advantage, for a long time controlling the ball on the opponents’ half of the field. Marlos stood out with some unconventional performance early in the game. The Brazilian twice tried to bring his teammates through on Zorya goal by sending the ball behind the defenders. Dentinho failed to strike, with Facundo Ferreyra firing a volley on 8 minutes only to see his attempt miss the target. Marlos could excel also. Midway through the half, Shakhtar’s number 11 tried to make it through a group of defenders, still failing to score after entering the goal area. Immediately afterwards, Ferreyra tried to open the scoring, but missed the near corner of the net by inches after getting on the end of Ismaily’s pass. Dentinho produced a dangerous set piece on38 minutes. Towards the end of the first half, the ball hit the bar to rescue the Luhansk team: Ismaily delivered a left-hand cross, with the ball hitting the woodwork after it rebounded off. As for Zorya, the opponents tried to attack, but those attacks were not regular. The teams left for the half-time break with zeros on the scoreboard.
The Pitmen very actively started the second half of the meeting, and quite a few attacks could be effective. Early in the half, Facundo Ferreyra was finishing off Bohdan Butko’s delivery – the defenders helped the Luhansk goalkeeper. On 50 minutes, Marlos curled it from the edge of the box, with the ball hitting the goalpost. After a set piece by Yaroslav Rakitskyy, Dentinho’s header went wide. Finally, Shakhtar players achieved their aim.
On 56 minutes, Marlos sent a refined pass past three defenders on 56 minutes, and Ferreyra, finding himself one-one-one with the keeper, hammered it home – 1-0
On 56 minutes, Marlos sent a refined pass past three defenders on 56 minutes, and Ferreyra, finding himself one-one-one with the keeper, hammered it home – 1-0. After conceding a goal, Zorya’s performance became more aggressive, so the referee had to award them yellow cards on several occasions. On 74 minutes, instead of Facundo Ferreyra, Paulo Fonseca fielded Shakhtar’s number 74 Viktor Kovalenko. The Ukrainian might excel just in the next attack, but failed to bundle home a great cross by Yaroslav Rakitskyy. On 80 minutes, Dentinho could double the lead. Ismaily put his teammate through to a shooting range only to see the ball hit the goalpost. At the end of the meeting, Shakhtar mentor made two more substitutions. Firstly, he fielded Bernard instead of Taison, and then Taras Stepanenko instead of Fred. In the dying minutes, Donetsk skillfully controlled the ball. The match outcome is 1-0.
In the 11th round of the Premier League on October 15, Shakhtar will play Olimpik. The meeting kicks off at 17:00.