Three rounds before the end of the national football championship among teams of the Premier League, the main intrigue of the tournament is coming to its climax. It is practically already clear that Shakhtar, Dnipro-1 and Zorya will make up the top three. That’s just in what order they finish, while the big question. Much in this regard should clarify the two fights. In the 28th round, the miners in Kyiv at the Dynamo stadium named after Valery Lobanovsky will play with the Luhansk team, and a few days later Shakhtar will meet with the team from Dnipro.


Wards of Patrick Van Leeuwen will be the home team in the upcoming match, as it is here that they most often played their home games this season. And, by the way, quite successfully.

All the highlights of the match are available in Live mode at Telegram

So, out of 14 previous matches played at this arena (Zorya played one home game against Vorskla in Uzhgorod, but played one away match against Dynamo here again), the Lugansk team won 11, drew three times and never (! ) did not lose. At the same time, she won both matches with the people of Kiev 3:2 and 1:0, and also turned out to be stronger than Dnipro-1 2:1. The number of goals scored in these games is especially impressive – 33, that is, almost three goals in each match.

And Zorya surprised all fans and football fans with a worthy result in the second round. At the moment, out of 12 spring matches, the team has won 11, having lost only three points in the duel with Kryvbas. And if in the first round the Luhansk team had not squandered points in games with such teams as Rukh, Inhulets, Minai, or the same Kryvbas, now they would probably be closer to gold medals than their main opponents .

Thus, the Luhansk team is approaching the most important game against Shakhtar in excellent shape and in a good mood. And if she manages to beat her rivals, then she is quite capable of joining the fight even for the champion title.


The miners have the most difficult finish among the teams competing for awards. After all, besides Zorya and Dnipro-1, they have yet to play against Vorskla Poltava on its field. And every time, going out onto the green lawn, Shakhtar’s players must remember that they have no right to make a mistake. Any of their oversights can immediately take advantage of competitors.

In general, in the second half of the season, Igor Yovichevich’s wards do not play as brightly as the same Zorya or Dnipro-1. But Shakhtar took their points as regularly as possible. The only exceptions were the matches against Chornomorets, Oleksandriya and, to some extent, against Dynamo. Therefore, it is pragmatism and a game for the result, most likely, that can help the miners achieve their desired goal in the remaining matches of this season.

It is also important that at the end of the championship, Shakhtar’s players returned to action, who managed to heal their injuries. Almost all of them are base players, which means that the coaching staff has the opportunity to strengthen the team’s actions during the match. This factor should also not be forgotten by the opponents in the upcoming fights.

And yet, it was not without losses before the meeting with Zorya. Due to disqualification, defender Bohdan Mikhailichenko will miss her, who, by the way, made a name for himself in the Lugansk club.

Match statistics

In the first round, the opponents played at the Arena-Lviv and that match ended in a draw 2:2. The miners scored Bondarenko and Bondar, and the “Zorya” Kiryukhantsev and Bulets. In general, the teams played 48 matches in the Ukrainian Premier League. Shakhtar have 37 wins, Luhansk team has 7. And four more times a draw was recorded.

Approximate compositions:

“Dawn”: Saputin, Imerekov, Batagov, Butko, Vantukh, Mishnev, Brazhko, Bulets, Antyukh, Rusin, Guerrero

“Miner”: Trubin, Matvienko, Rakitsky, Bondar, Gocholeishvili, Stepanenko, Jurasek, Kryskiv, Sudakov, Zubkov, Sikan

Forecast for the confrontation:

We can assume that the match will be tense, nervous, but not very spectacular. Responsibility for the result, of course, will put pressure on both teams. As a result, everything can end in a draw 1:1.

May 24, Wednesday

Zorya – ShakhtarKyiv. Dynamo Stadium named after Valery Lobanovsky. 17:00 TV broadcast on 2+2 TV channel and on Football Hub YouTube channel Referee:

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2023-05-23 16:30:00

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