U21 Championship. 9th round. September 23, 2016. Shchaslyve. Knyazha Arena. Att: 100. 14 oC.
Shakhtar Donetsk U21 6-0 (3-0) Volyn Lutsk U21
Goals: 1-0 Sahutkin (22), 2-0 Zubkov (31), 3-0 Matviienko (36), 4-0 Hlushchuk (55), 5-0 Arabidze (57), 6-0 Zinkevych (84)
Shakhtar: Hrytsenko (c), Kiryukhantsev (Arendaruk, 75), Sahutkin, Masalov (Senytskyy, 66), Mihunov, Ihnatenko, Matviienko, Hlushchuk (Zinkevych, 58), Adamenko (Yalovenko, 78), Zubkov, Arabidze
Unused subs: Yefanov, Hrachov, Kacharaba
Head coach: Valeriy Kryventsov
Volyn: Hvalytskyi, Shandruk, Ilnytskyi, Trakalo, Mosiyuk, Senyk (Duda, 73), Melnychuk, Kotyun (Popik, 56), Lyashenko (c), Druchok (Dmytrenko, 46), Lezin (Trykosh, 58)
Unused subs: Hlushko, Babyak, Deda
Head coach: Volodymyr Fihel
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Kyiv oblast)
Before the match
One of the league leaders Shakhtar (2nd place, 19 points) entrtained the bottom-of-the-table Volyn (11th place, 7 points). In comparison with the previous meeting, Valeriy Kryventsov made a number of personnel changes. Instead of the injured Oleksandr Pikhalyonok, he fielded Danylo Ihnatenko, coupled with Yuriy Hlushchuk in midfield.Giorgi Arabidze took a place just behind the striker, with Mykyta Adamenko spearheading attacks. With the captain's armband on, the goalkeeper Yevhen Hrytsenko led the teammates onto the pitch.
The first thing, the Pitmen dispossessed the visitors, forcing them all to drop deep. Dangerous situations near the Lutsk goal began to emerge from the off. Oleksandr Zubkov found Mykyta Adamenko with his delivery into the box only to see the latter to be denied by the opposing defenders. A similar long pass was made by Arabidze to his teammate: this time Adamenko struck just over the bar. A set piece brought success to the Donetsk team. On 22 minutes, Danylo Sahutkin headed home a left-hand pass to make it 1-0. Less than ten minutes later, Giorgi Arabidze powerfully crossed it into the box from the same wing, with Volyn goalkeeper failing to keep the ball in his hands for Oleksandr Zubkov to fire it home – 2-0. Shortly afterwards, Shakhtar’s number 10 made an assist. After a corner kick by Zubkov, the keeper made another mistake, which was taken advantage of by Mykola Matviienko, who gave the scoreline a lopsided look – 3-0. Before the break, more goals could be scored against the visitors, but attempts by Adamenko and Ihnatenko did not reach the target. And finally, Zubkov tried to bend it into the far top corner only for Khvalytskyi to make a spectacular save.