Youth team of Shakhtar Donetsk played their third match in the group stage of the Champions League. The U-19 team played their match against their peers from Dynamo Zagreb.
Shakhtar U-19 Dynamo U-19 (Zagreb) 1:1
Goals: 1:0 Bondarenko (50, pen.), 1:1 Yankovic (55)
Removal: Agbada (65, Miner)
Players of the Croatian club are leaders of the Quartet – they scored four points in the first two rounds. Trained by Igor Jovicevic, which at the time was the coach of FC Karpaty Lviv. But the young Pitmen scored only one point in first two matches.
The start was cautious from both sides: nobody wanted to force the issue, opponents look for opportunities to well-prepared attacks. First entered the game Anatoliy Trubin, moving to a corner kick Sipasa under the near post. Further, the Pitmen’s goalkeeper parried away a dangerous shot from a free kick Marina. The hosts responded to their moment in the end time: Abdullayev hooked right Agbada, he immediately shot, but Sickan managed to get.
The second half was more entertaining, and in the beginning the players of Shakhtar opened the score. Sickan burst into the penalty area and was brought down by the goalkeeper, and Artem Bondarenko with a penalty shot of I. – 1:0.
However, literally 5 minutes later the guests played – the ball low noted janković. The teams exchanged points: Jankovic struck wide, and Bondarenko has drilled a dangerous cross into the box, but nobody managed to connect. Then a great chance has created a Abdullayev. Moving along the line of the penalty area, the player has removed four opponents, only the impact Abdullayev hit the foot protector of Croats.
And who knows how events would develop, but in the middle of the half, the Pitmen were in the minority: Albugo received 2 yellow cards within 2 minutes and left the field.
The team of Andres Carrasco focused on defense and managed to hold back the attack of the Croatians. Only at the end a good time was Shiposh, but it from a few metres missed the target. Draw 1:1.
Match highlights of the match Shakhtar Donetsk U-19 – Dinamo U-19
On 6 November, the teams will meet again but this time in Zagreb.