U19. Shakhtar vs Rukh: watch the match online

Friday, March 17, 2023



Shakhtar will host Rukh Lviv in the centrepiece game of the U19 Championship second stage

March 18, Shchaslyve, Kniazha Arena, 11:00
Live stream will be available on official Shakhtar’s YouTube channel

Match build-up

Shakhtar have 41 points after 16 rounds (goal difference: 44-8), following Rukh in the table. The Miners approach the responsible encounter with 4 wins (including the postponed matches against Minaj and Lviv). In the spring, Oscar Ratulutra's side always won and conceded only 1 goal, with Anton Glushchenko scoring in every game. By the way, the Miners have the best defence in the championship with 8 conceded goals ahead of MD18.

We want to point out that 6 Shakhtar players have been called up to Ukraine U19 for the European Championship elite round matches against Luxembourg, Denmark and Spain: Denys Barchenko, Olersandr Rosputko, Ivan Losenko, Anton Hlushchenko, Oleh Pushkarov, and Oleksandr Yushchenko.

Oskar Ratulutra, head coach:

– The game against Rukh is very important. We know that this match will be one of the decisive games in a battle for the title. We should play organized, show team discipline and our best qualities. Rukh is currently in the lead, having adequately represented the country in the UEFA Youth League. The Lviv-based team have many experienced performers, so the opponents will have a slight advantage.


Rukh finished the previous season in first spot in the championship and received the right to debut in the UEFA Youth League, managing to reach the tournament last-16, but losing to Milan.

The team played 2 league matches after a winter break, winning two times – over Metalist (5-0) and Kolos (3-0). Ahead of the game vs Shakhtar, Rukh lead with 44 points (16 matches, 14 wins and 2 draws) and are the only team with no losses. In addition, Vitalii Ponomarov's lads have the best attack: 55 goals (10 goals conceded). There are 4 players of the Yellow-and-Blacks in the top ten scorers of the league: Illia Kyslytsia (9 goals), Denys Tesliuk (8), Denys Pidhurskyi (7), and Oleh Fedor (7).

Match background

The opponents had 4 matches in the Youth League: 2 wins of the Miners and 2 draws (goal difference: 6-2).

Previous meeting

September 1, 2022. Vynnyky

Rukh Lviv 2-2 (1-2) Shakhtar Donetsk

Goals: 0-1 Siheiev (13′), 1-1 Nepeipiiev, (20′, pen.), 1-2 Yushchenko (30′), 2-2 Sliubyk (90′)

Shakhtar U19: Tvardovskyi (c), Pushkarov (Veklenko, 85′), Savchenko, Rosputko, Buleza, Losenko (Drozd, 76′), Khromei (Yanovych, 40′), Siheiev, Mykytyshyn (Chuiko, 40′), Yushchenko (Tsukanov, 85′), Pohorilyi