On 4 June, one of the matches of the 30th round of the Ukrainian football championship took place. Vorskla (Poltava) and Shakhtar (Donetsk) met.
Ukrainian Premier League, Matchday 30
Vorskla (Poltava) - Shakhtar (Donetsk) - 2:1 (1:0)
Goals: T. Seferi (37), Y. Pavlyuk (50) - A. Bondarenko (80)
Warnings: T. Seferi (22)
Vorskla vs Shakhtar:
In the long-awaited Premier League match between Poltava Vorskla and Shakhtar Donetsk the Vorskla stadium named after Olexiy Butovskyi was packed to capacity with fans rooting for their teams. The match promised to be exciting, both teams were fighting for the victory and the first place in the standings. The first half was an intense battle, with both teams showing impressive technical ability and tactical understanding. However, it was Vorskla Poltava who took the lead on 37 minutes when T. Seferi scored from the penalty spot. That goal allowed Vorskla to take a 1-0 lead into the break. In the second half, Shakhtar came out in force, determined to turn the game in their favour. Their efforts were soon paid off: on 50 minutes, Yuriy Pavlyuk netted the equalizer to level the score at 1-1.
After that, Shakhtar Donetsk made a number of substitutions, introducing fresh forces into the game and adding new aspects to the attack. Their efforts were rewarded in the 80th minute when A. Bondarenko netted the decisive goal to put his side ahead for the first time in the match. Despite Poltava Vorskla's valiant efforts, their hopes of getting back into the game were dealt a serious blow in the 74th minute when I. Perduta received a red card, reducing the team to ten players. The match ended 2-1 in favour of Shakhtar Donetsk, who picked up all three points and consolidated their lead in the standings. Despite the fact that Vorskla Poltava put up stiff resistance, in the end Shakhtar Donetsk claimed victory thanks to an impressive performance in the second half. The match was a thrilling spectacle for the fans and a reminder of the high level of football displayed in the Ukrainian Premier League.
Vorskla vs Shakhtar statistics:
|2||Goals on goal||4|
|0||Kicks from the penalty area||0|
|0||Kicks from behind the penalty box||0|
|45%||Possession of the ball||55%|
|0||Safeties by goalkeeper||0|
|0||Accuracy of transmissions||0|