U19. Real Madrid vs Shakhtar: match preview

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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Shakhtar will play vs Real Madrid away in the UEFA Youth League round 3

October 5, Madrid, Alfredo Di Stefano, 15:00

Before the match

Shakhtar U19 defeated Metalist U19 (5-0) after international break leading in the championship with 13 points (goal difference: 20-4). The best goalscorer is Vladislav Pohorilyi (8 goals). The Miners also had a confident start in the UEFA Youth League winning 2 matches. Oskar Ratulutra’s team defeated RB Leipzig U19 (2-0) and Celtic U19 (2-1) and took the first spot alone in Group F.

Denys Tvardovskyi, captain:

– The mood is fantastic, as we will have the opportunity to test ourselves against a very strong team. We will face good and qualified opponent. We know for sure that it won’t be easy. I think Real Madrid will play fast attacking football using high pressing.

Opponent

Real Madrid U19 regularly participate in the UEFA Youth League. They won the tournament in season 2019/20 and advanced to 1/8 final in the previous one losing to Atletico U19. In the current Eurocup draw, Alvaro Arbeloa’s team hammered Celtic U19 (6-0) and played draw with RB Leipzig U19 (1-1). Most of the opponent representatives are in the third division of Spain playing for the reserve squad of the club, Real Madrid Castilla. The team gained 10 points during 6 rounds taking the 6th spot. It is interesting that the former player of Shakhtar Vinicius Tobias plays for the Galacticos.

Match background

The opponents met 4 times throughout the entire competition history: 1 victory of the Miners and 3 victories of Real Madrid (goal difference: 5-13).

The recent game

November 3, 2021. Madrid

Real Madrid U19 1-0 (0-0) Shakhtar Donetsk U19

Goal: 1-0 Aranda (58′)

Shakhtar U19: Puzankov, Kapinus, Faryna, Kozik, Buleza, Losenko (Rosputko, 63′), Hlushchenko (Pliushch, 67′), Hulko (c), Siheev (Havryliuk, 67′), Bako (Pushkaryov, 63′), Honcharuk (Pohorilyi, 74′)