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Shakhtar clawed out a victory over Zorya on the power play and strengthened its leadership in the UPL (video)

ByИван Дунаев

Apr 18, 2024

Luhansk team won back in the match with a minority with the Pitmen, but failed to avoid defeat.

Donetsk Shakhtar defeated Lugansk Zarya in the rescheduled match 10 -th round of the Ukrainian Premier League (UPL). The match at the Left Bank stadium in Kyiv ended with the score 1:3.

Marino Pusic's team took the lead in the 30th minute of the match. Irakli Azarov served from the left flank to the far post, where Daniil Sikan scored with a header into the near corner, almost injuring himself.

At the beginning of the second half The Lugansk team remained in the minority – in the 57th minute, Brazilian defender Jordan earned a second yellow card.

However, even with ten men, Zorya was able to equalize the score in the match with Shakhtar. In the 73rd minute, Igor Kiryukhantsev received a pass from Eduardo Guerrero and realized a one-on-one situation with Orange-and-Blacks goalkeeper Dmitry Riznyk.

However Yuri Koval's team failed to avoid defeat in this match. At the end of the game, the Pitmen finally put the pressure on their opponents, scoring two goals in the majority.

In the 86th minute, Artem Bondarenkocompleted a beautiful combination of the Donetsk club before the opponent's penalty kick into the lower left corner, the assist was scored by Lassina Traore.

The final score of the match in injury time was set by the substitute Neverton . In the 90+1st minute, the 18-year-old Brazilian played with Traore in the Luhansk penalty area and rolled the ball low into the far corner.

Review of the match “Zorya” – “Shakhtar”

This victory allowed Shakhtar (55 points) to strengthen its leadership in the UPL. The Donetsk team increased their lead over second-place Dynamo to 4 points. “Zorya” (26 points) remained in tenth place.

In the next round of the Ukrainian championship, the Pitmen will again meet with “Zorya” on April 22.

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