The long-awaited news about the schedule of the first round of the Ukrainian Premier League on her return from a two-month pause accompanied the process of preparation of the current national champion for friendly game against “Obolon-Brovar”, which was the last stage of preparation in the way of Shakhtar Donetsk for the match against Kiev “Dynamo”.
The coaching staff Luis Castro did not overload their artists immediately after exit from such an impressive pause without command training, so the “miners” had only limited kind of a test of the maturity of ambitions for the Lviv “movement” (4:1), then again plunged into the private preparatory process. And if the game against the leader of the First League “Shakhtar” from the very beginning of the match were certainly not in the first team, then one of the contenders for promotion to the grade wards Castro appeared in a more military arrangement. Thus, it is not without certain coaching experiments: he played at right-back, Central defence made up not the main Vita and Khocholava, and place on the cutting edge was provided by Fernando.
The performance of the ground to attack the Brazilian’s soon stopped replaced with Moraes, but in the allotted time on the field, Fernando had a couple of opportunities for scoring a goal, akin to one-on-one in the very first minute. Your contribution to the diversity of Shakhtar’s attacks made and Vladislav Vakula, and his sharp cross from the flank in the second front of attack was problematic for the defense of the opponents. However, the result provided “proven” players Castro. Alan Patrick even before the completion of the first ten minutes of playing time has opened the account, and then Marlos in the usual style sent the ball past the goalkeeper, then scored into an empty net.
In the second half, Castro was not modest in the number of substitutions, replacing almost all the performers, except Vito, already at the moment of release after the break. Attack of Shakhtar noticeable added speed game Yevhen Konoplyanka, who in one episode even risked getting hurt badly in a battle for the ball – nothing happened. Completed also the efforts of the Pitmen in this match blitzkrieg in the middle of the second half, which was expressed in the form of two punches from Marcos Antonio and tete, after which the wards Castro predicted brought the game to a logical conclusion.
“Obolon-Brovar” did not resist imposed to the rival the pace of the fight, for which he paid the actual deprivation of the ball in the first half, and then toothless attacks in the second half. Single flare Gucci on the right flank, except that allowed Anatolia to Trubin not get bored on the goal line in the pouring rain, but more brewers could not count. Shakhtar has once again successfully checked their condition before the game with Dynamo Kyiv.
Shakhtar – Obolon-Brovar – 4:0
Alan Patrick, 9, Marlos, 21, Marcos Antonio, 75, Aunt, 76
Stepanenko, 12, Khocholava, 19, Pikhalyonok, 85 – Valeev, 39, Prokopenko, 43
Shakhtar: Pyatov (Trubin, 46) – Ismaily (Bolbat, 32), Khocholava (Krivtsov, 46), Vito (Dentinho, 77), Vakula (Dodo, 46) – Alan Patrick (Marcos Antonio, 46), Stepanenko (Pikhalyonok, 46) – Taison (Linnet, 46), V. Kovalenko (Solomon, 46), Marlos (Aunt, 46) – Fernando (Moraes, 32, Sickan, 77).
Obolon-Brovar: Fedorivskiy (Litvinenko, 46) – Maidanevych, Semenko (Potopalsky, 86), K. Kovalenko, Bezugly – Valeev, Pocatilu, Prokopenko, Slobodyan (Kovbasa, 58), Medina (Gucci, 48) – Batalski.
Referee: Ivan Bondar (Kyiv)
Stadium: the sports center “Svyatoshino” (Svyatoshino)
SHAKHTAR-OBOLON-BROVAR. TEXT BROADCAST OF THE MATCH