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Shakhtar U16 and U19 advanced to the international tournament knockout stage

Friday, April 14, 2017



Lloret de Mar (Catalonia, Spain) has been hosting the International Mediterranean Cup 2017 these days

284 clubs from over 40 countries are taking part in it. Shakhtar is represented in the competition by U16 and U19 age categories. Both Shakhtar teams successfully passed the group stage and reached the knockout stage.

Shakhtar U16 (players born in 2001) started with a victory over the US-based Pride Soccer Club, scoring five goals.

Shakhtar U16  5-0  Pride Soccer Club (USA)

Goals: Kurylchyk, Kovtun, Byblik, Bondarenko, Snisar

After that, the boys of Anatolii Skyrchuk demolished the Catalan Palamos.

Shakhtar U16  5-1  Palamos (Spain)

Goals: Bondarenko (2), Byblyk, Kovtun, Babenko

In the last round, the young Pitmen, after securing the group exit, lost to the competition hosts Riuprimer Refo.

Shakhtar U16  0-2  Vic Riuprimer Refo (Spain)

Thus, Shakhtar U16 won the second place in their group to lock horns with the Catalan Sant Andreu in the first knockout stage.

Shakhtar U19 have become the group winners. In the first match, the Orange-and-Blacks thrashed the local Racing Sarria team.

Shakhtar U19  8-0  Rising Sarrià (Spain)

Goals: Kuzmenko, Andruschenko, Mate, Kaschuk, Chekh, Melichenko, Shevtsov, Kholod

In the second round, the team of Serhii Shyschenko drew with Buckswood Academy, England.

Shakhtar U19  0-0  Buckswood Academy (Great Britain)

In the final duel, the Donetsk team defeated Caldes de Malavella.

Shakhtar U19  3-0  Caldes de Malavella (Spain)

Goals: Kholod, Chekh, Kaschuk

In the first playoff round, the Pitmen will play against the Catalan club Figueras.

The Round of 32 games are to take place today, April 14. In case of advancing to the next round, the teams will play the Last 16 games in the evening.

The games will consist of two halves of 25 minutes each with a short 3-minute break. In case of drawing in normal time, the winner will be decided in the penalty shootout.