Shakhtar are Ukrainian Cup Winners!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Shakhtar raised the Ukrainian Cup for the 11th time and claimed a 'golden double' in the 2016/17 season!