Shakhtar vs Olimpik: match report
Sunday, May 21, 2017
In the Premier League round 30, Shakhtar met with Olimpik in Kyiv
2016/17 Ukrainian League. 30th round.
May 21, 2017. V. Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium. Attn: 6,631. 21oC.
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 (0-1) Olimpik Donetsk
Goals: 0-1 Serhiichuk (12), 1-1 Butko (50)
Shakhtar: Kanibolotskyi, Butko, Kryvtsov (c), Ordets, Azevedo, Tankovskyi, Malyshev (Kovalenko, 75), Zubkov, Alan Patrick (Marlos, 65), Dentinho (Taison, 65), Blanco Leschuk
Unused subs: Shevchenko, Kobin, Rakits’kyy, Boriachuk
Head coach: Paulo Fonseca
Olimpik: Makharadze, Brikner, Hryshko (c), Illoi-Aiyet, Nemchaninov, Bohdanov, Hemeha (Oleinyk, 59), Shestakov, Postupalenko (Tsymbaliuk, 73), Mokha, Serhiichuk (Hoshkoderya, 81)
Unused subs: Kotlyarov, Zhurahivskyi, Homutov, Matyaz
Head coach: Roman Sanzhar
Booked: Ordets (59), Kryvtsov (64), Azevedo (73), Butko (79), Shestakov (89)
Referee: Dmytro Kutakov (Kyiv oblast)
Before the match
After the triumph in the Ukrainian Cup finals, Shakhtar took on Olimpik in the Donetsk derby, who vie for bronze medals. Paulo Fonseca fielded completely renewed line-up for the Premier League game. Serhii Kryvtsov took his teammates for a clash wearing a captain's armband for the first time.
The match began at a slow pace. The Pitmen took control of the possession, while the rivals moved to their own half of the field. But it was the visiting team who broke the deadlock. In the 12th minute, Mykhailo Serhiichuk went one on one with Anton Kanibolotskyi to send the ball home. The goal conceded revived Shakhtar in the attack. Dentinho ‘s went through nicely, with the Brazilian beating two defenders to flick into the far corner a little bit wide. The moment came Alan Patrick‘s way, with Viacheslav Tankovskyi set up a threatening breakthrough only to see Zauri Makharadze deny the danger again.
Shakhtar players’ opening activity allowed them to pull level on 50 minutes. Marcio Azevedo penetrated the penalty area from his left flank and sent a cross at the far post, where Bohdan Butko flicked his diving shot inside the net. He registered the debut goal for the Pitmen. The next moment of danger was set up in the 62nd minute: Alan Patrick demonstrated individual skills to outclass a few defenders to strike a nice shot under the bar, as the goalkeeper palmed away the ball for a corner. Two minutes later, Brikner played a pass to Kryvtsov‘s feet inside Olimpik penalty area, with the referee registering a foul from Shakhtar player instead of gifting a penalty. Soon after that, Taison and Marlos emerged on the pitch, who replaced Dentinho and Alan Patrick, respectively. Literally right away, they forged a clear-cut opportunity, but after Taison's pass Marlos dragged his effort a little bit wide. Number eleven posed a threat a little later, but Zauri Makharadze made a save for the team that time. Viktor Kovalenko was fielded for the remaining 15 minutes of the fight to replace Maksym Malyshev. The closing stages saw the Orange-and-Blacks being on the front foot. The best effort came Taison’s way who lobbed over the goalkeeper, but the numbers on the scoreboard did not change anymore – 1-1.
The Pitmen will hold their next meeting in Kharkiv on May 26. In the Premier League round 31 major fixture, Shakhtar will play Dynamo.