Shakhtar are Ukrainian Cup Winners!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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In the Ukrainian Cup final, Shakhtar met with Dynamo

Ukrainian Cup 2016/17. The final.

May 17, 2017. Kharkiv. OSC Metalist. Att: 25,500. 7oC.

Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 (0-0) Dynamo Kyiv

Goal: 1-0 Marlos (81)

Missed penalty: Marlos (8)

Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna (c), Kucher, Rakits’kyy, Ismaily, Stepanenko, Kovalenko (Malyshev, 83), Marlos, Taison, Bernard (Zubkov, 90+1), Ferreyra (Ordets, 90+3)

Unused subs: Shevchenko, Butko, Dentinho, Blanco Leschuk

Head coach: Paulo Fonseca

Dynamo: Koval, Pantic, Vida, Kadar (Tsyhankov, 84), Morozyuk, Shepelev, Sydorchuk (Rybalka, 67), Antunes, Yarmolenko (c), Harmash, Besedin

Unused subs: Rudko, Burda, Ochigava, Buyalskyi, Gonzalez

Head coach: Serhii Rebrov

Booked: Sydorchuk (54), Srna (55), Ferreyra (76), Kadar (76), Harmash (90+2), Pyatov (90+3)

Referee: Kostiantyn Trukhanov (Kharkiv)

Before the match

For the seventh time in a row Shakhtar took part in the Ukrainian Cup decider. The current final is the 17th in the club’s Ukrainian history. Paulo Fonseca fielded currently the best line-up for the game vs Dynamo.

First half

The Orange-and-Blacks got off to a more brisk start, earning a penalty already in the 6th minute: Aleksandar Pantic played a handball in his own penalty, with the referee pointing to the spot. Marlos fired it towards the middle, but the ball hit the crossbar. Nevertheless, the Donetsk side continued to have a territorial advantage. The Pitmen focussed in their attacks mainly on the wings, where Darijo Srna and Ismaily stood out. 

The Pitmen focussed in their attacks mainly on the wings, where Darijo Srna and Ismaily stood out
Midway through the half, the game somewhat calmed down and moved to midfield. The referee registered many fouls, with individual challenges coming to the fore. The Kyiv team counted on counterattacks and high balls to Andrii Yarmolenko, who found himself in a scoring position a few times. In the last minute of the first half, the Dynamo man found himself one on one with Andriy Pyatov, but Shakhtar’s goalkeeper competently assumed position and forced the opponent to make an error.

Second half

After the break, the teams played bolder, trying to respond by attacks to attacking moves. The Pitmen looked more promising. Early in the second half, Ismaily fired a cross from the left flank, with Viktor Kovalenko missing the ball just by inches to finish it off. Soon, Yaroslav Rakits’kyy played a set piece in front of the goal, but failed to lob it over the wall. The middle of the second half saw some even competition, with dangerous chances appearing increasingly less near both goals. The stands revived in the 69th minute, when Darijo Srna delivered the ball, with Facundo Ferreyra striking it with his head and Maksym Koval turning the threat away. The Argentine striker again found himself in a shooting position a little bit later, but this time the ball just whizzed by the top corner. In the 80th minute, the players of Shakhtar still did their best. The three-man passing play was commenced by Andriy Pyatov, extended by Ferreyra, and rounded off by Marlos. The Brazilian received the ball from his teammate, cut inside, raced past a few defenders and irresistibly struck into the far top corner to make it 1-0.
Marlos received the ball from his teammate, cut inside, raced past a few defenders and irresistibly struck into the far top corner to make it 1-0
Right after the goal, Paulo Fonseca fielded Maksym Malyshev to replace Viktor Kovalenko, with Ivan Ordets coming on for Ferreyra. In the remaining minutes, the Pitmen kept the winning score of 1-0.

Shakhtar raised the Ukrainian Cup for the 11th time and claimed a 'golden double' in the 2016/17 season!