Pyatov’s clean sheet run

Thursday, April 25, 2019



Shakhtar were tied with Dynamo in the UPL round 25 major game

Traditionally, we are highlighting a few interesting results of the match.


The hosts produced more shots at goal (6/4) but never made it on target during the match (0/2). Shakhtar enjoyed more possession (55% of the time) and won more attacking challenges (47 of 76). However, the teams created next to zero dangerous chances, with the Miners having their major spot-kick scoring chance in the very end of the game.

0-0 not for the first time

This is the seventh 0-0 league draw between Shakhtar and Dynamo. The same score was registered twice under Paulo Fonseca and Mircea Lucescu, and once under the leadership of Valeriy Yaremchenko, Anatoliy Byshovets and Viktor Prokopenko.

Left wing

Ismaily and Solomon delivered a great performance. Both of them fought for the ball in attacks (37 times aggregately), also dribbling more often than others (all 5 attempts of Manor were successful). Taison played an important role in quick transitions from defence to attack: in the stoppage time, it was the captain who created a chance for Dentinho, followed by Burda’s foul in the penalty area.

Positive response

Dentinho made his milestone 150th appearance with Shakhtar. In the Cup game vs Dnipro-1, the Brazilian came on as a substitute and scored the winning goal, also earning a penalty kick against Dynamo.

Pyatov's figure

Andriy Pyatov, who got injured in the encounter with the Kyiv team, has secured his 199th clean sheet with the Miners, including 140 Ukrainian League clean sheets.
Butko is back

Bohdan Butko made his previous competitive appearance on February 21 – vs Eintracht in Frankfurt. In the Clasico, the right-back appeared in the 68th minute, replacing Serhii Bolbat after the latter earned a yellow card.

Contemporary history

Shakhtar have repeated a record clean sheet run of 8 league games they first achieved in the 2001/02 season, when the team won their first set of gold medals. In total, the team have amassed 18 clean sheets in the current UPL edition. They need just two more clean sheets to repeat the club’s top achievement.