In the Central match of the eighth round of Shakhtar in the away match upset “Alexandria”.
“Alexandria” in the match with “Shakhtar” was trying to extend an impressive home series without defeat – the last time in “Nike” the wards of Volodymyr Sharan conceded in October last year in the Cup match against Dynamo. In the Premier League “Alexandria” during home stands more than a year did not know defeats.
The first step to defeating the main sensation of the season “Shakhtar” made in the 26th minute Bolbat pass from deep found Marlos, a naturalized Brazilian with a light touch, unexpectedly sent the ball exactly in the corner Pankiv.
Alexandria kept me wondering until almost the final whistle. Your chance for a draw, the hosts missed on 73 minutes when BANADA from a comfortable position to head the ball straight into the arms of Pyatov.
Shakhtar on the counterattack several times could double the advantage, but shot the Pitmen inflicted only in the 88th minute. Substitute Kovalenko put the ball into the far corner after a fine pass of Patrick.
“Shakhtar” on September 23 in the ninth round to take the “Chernomorets”, “Alexandria” on the day before the departure will play with “to Mariupol”.
Alexandria – Shakhtar 0:2Гол: Marlos, 26, Kovalenko, 87
Alexandria: Pankiv – Mikita, Bondarenko, Shendrik, Masta – Zaporozhan, BANADA, Kovalets (Gritsuk, 55, (Sexton, 66)) – Polyarus, Sitalo (Sadaraka, 55), Tsurikov
Shakhtar: Pyatov – Butko, Khocholava, Rakitskiy, Ismaily, Stepanenko, Alan Patrick (Maicon, 90+1) – Marlos, Taison, Bolbat (Kovalenko, 77) – Moraes (Krivtsov, 90+3)
Warning: Tsurikov – Stepanenko, Rakitskiy.