U21. Dynamo vs Shakhtar: match report
Thursday, April 20, 2017
In the 26th round of the U21 league, the Pitmen played their Dynamo counterparts away
U21 Championship. 26th round.
April 20, 2017. Chapayivka. UTB Dynamo. 7oC
Dynamo Kyiv U21 2-0 (0-0) Shakhtar Donetsk U21
Goals: 1-0 Orekhovskyi (65), 2-0 Buletsa (90+3)
Dynamo: Buschan, Tymchik, Chobotenko, Lukyanchuk (c), Osman, Orekhovskyi (Shaparenko, 90), Korzun (Kazakov, 46), Buyalskyi (Buletsa, 46), Lednev, Schebetun, Kravchenko (Mykhailichenko, 80)
Unused subs: Makhankov, Rusin, Taranukha
Senior coach: Unai Melgosa
Shakhtar: Kudryk, Kiryukhantsev, Sahutkin, Kacharaba, Korniienko, Tankovskyi, Pikhalyonok (c), Ihnatenko (Hluschuk, 81), Arabidze (Arendaruk, 62), Boriachuk, Topalov
Unused subs: Hrytsenko, Grachev, Bondar, Masalov, Yalovenko
Head coach: Valeriy Kryventsov
Booked: Kacharaba (50), Arendaruk (71), Kazakov (76), Sahutkin (78)
Sent off: Arendaruk (90+1, second booking)
Referee: Yurii Mozharovskyi (Lviv)
Before the match
The teams approached the most important title race encounter with a five-point difference. In March and April, Shakhtar produced a four-win streak with the aggregate goal difference of 11-0, while Dynamo beat Olimpik and Zorya after losing to Karpaty (1-2). Valeriy Kryventsov made several changes in the line-up compared to the match against Olimpik, fielding Viacheslav Tankovskyi in midfield and Andrii Boriachuk as an attacking spearhead. From the off, Viktor Korniienko operated at left back.
With the starting whistle the Kyiv outfit charged forward and created several chances. Already in the 1st minute Oleksii Schebetun received the ball in the penalty area following a pass from Mykyta Korzun, but Kudryk rescued the Pitmen. Shortly afterwards, Oleh coped with two strikes of the active Bohdan Lednev, with Serhii Chobotenko sending it just above the bar while delivering a set piece. Shakhtar responded with a solo slaloming run and a long-range strike of Giorgi Arabidze. At the end of the first quarter of the hour, the Orange-and-Blacks levelled the game and began dominating possession.
At half-time, the home side coach made two substitutions, benching the first team players Korzun and Buyalskyi. The Kyiv outfit took the initiative, putting the visiting defenders and the Shakhtar goal under pressure when losing the ball. On 65 minutes, the tactic proved effective, when Pavlo Orekhovskyi got on the end of a right-wing delivery to make it 1-0. The Pitmen’s goal did not change significantly: it was still necessary for them to score. Boriachuk burst into the box at high pace, but Chobotenko was immaculate.
In the next round, the Pitmen are to take on Karpaty in Schaslyve on April 29.