Vorskla 0-3 Shakhtar
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
In the opening round of the new Premier League season, Shakhtar played Vorskla away
Ukrainian League 2017/18. 1st round.
July 18, 2017. Poltava. A. Butovskyi Vorskla Stadium. Att: 10,500. 26 oC.
Vorskla Poltava 0-3 (0-1) Shakhtar Donetsk
Goals: 0-1 Ferreyra (27), 0-2 Marlos (66), 0-3 Alan Patrick (90+3)
Vorskla: Shust, Sapai, Dallku, Chyzhov, Perduta, Chesnakov (c), Sklyar (Odaryuk, 74), Kadymyan, Sharpar, Rebenok, Kolomoyets (Shapoval, 88)
Unused subs: Sarnavskyi, Giorgadze, Tkachuk, Sydorenko, Kravchenko
Head coach: Vasyl Sachko
Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna (c), Kryvtsov, Ordets, Ismaily, Alan Patrick, Kovalenko, Marlos, Dentinho (Petriak, 82), Bernard (Tankovskyi, 71), Ferreyra (Blanco Leschuk, 87)
Unused subs: Shevchenko, Butko, Rakits’kyy, Azevedo
Head coach: Paulo Fonseca
Booked: Sklyar (20), Kovalenko (59), Sapai (64), Kryvtsov (75), Chyzhov (87)
Referee: Yaroslav Kozyk (Mukacheve)
Before the match
Following a confident victory over Dynamo in the clash for the Ukrainian Super Cup (2-0), the Miners kicked off their Premier League campaign in Poltava. Compared to the season’s opening game, the Donetsk team’s starting line-up saw minor changes: Taras Stepanenko missed out due to disqualification, while Taison and Maksym Malyshev stayed home because of injuries. As a result, Alan Patrick, Viktor Kovalenko and Dentinho formed a midfield three. Sergii Kryvtsov and Ivan Ordets played a pair of the central defenders.
The teams made an active start and tried to respond to an attack with an attack. Only over time, Shakhtar regained the territorial initiative and began to muster attacking threats near Bohdan Shust’s goal. Paulo Fonseca’s men unhinge the counterparts’ defence, with Facundo Ferreyra emerging on the offensive end more often. Oleksandr Chyzhov registered a nice header for the hosts, but Andriy Pyatov made a save by picking the ball out of the corner.
After the break, the game pattern remained the same, as the ball practically did not stay in the midfield. Despite a nice pace, really threatening chances came neither of the teams’ way.
The Miners will hold their next match on July 22. In the second round’s central match, Shakhtar will host Dynamo in Kharkiv. It kicks off at 19:30.