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Shakhtar U15 reached the DUFL final

Sunday, July 2, 2017



Team of Ihor Leonov and Andrii Zabolotnyi, not having lost a single game, successfully passed the group stage to play in the competition’s final

The Miners started with a 0-0 draw vs Karpaty, then they beat the capital-based Zmina-Obolon 2-0 (Honcharuk, 15; Savchenko, 68), drawing 1-1 with Dynamo (Emere, 61 – Gaidash, 28). As a result, the three teams scored 5 points each, with Donetsk and Dynamo advancing further due to the better goal difference.

In the semi-finals, Shakhtar U15 met with UFC-Karpaty (Lviv). The only goal was scored midway through the second half: Roman Shysh finished off a right-wing corner delivery from close range. In the remaining time, the orange-and-black defenders played confidently and reliably, without giving the opponents any chance of reversing the game.

UFC-Karpaty (Lviv) 0-1 Shakhtar (Donetsk)

Goal: Shysh (58)

Shakhtar: Turbayevskyi, Aghbudzhuo, Shysh, Avdeev, Alizade, Sudakov, Kobylianskyi, Abdullaev (Savchenko, 60), Umanets, Svityukha (Hladkovskyi, 66), Honcharuk

On July 3, in the DUFL league final, the Miners will play Dynamo. The meeting will be held in the village of Polyana, Zakarpattya Oblast. The game kicks off at 19:00.

In the other three age groups, the Donetsk Academy teams finished playing at the semifinal stage. Shakhtar U14 won bronze medals in the Ukrainian DUFL League, with Shakhtar player Paolo Nedes being recognized the league’s best defender. Shakhtar U16 did not receive any team awards, however Shakhtar captain Mykhailo Mudryk became the best midfielder of the tournament. Shakhtar U17 are meeting with I. Poddubnyi OC (Kyiv) in the third-spot decider.