2019 Ukrainian Super Cup
The 2019 Ukrainian Super Cup became the 16th edition of Ukrainian Super Cup, an annual season opener football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Ukrainian Top League and Ukrainian Cup competitions or the league's runner-up if the National Cup was won also by league champions.
|Date||28 July 2019|
|Venue||Chornomorets Stadium, Odessa|
|Referee||Vitaliy Romanov (Dnipro)|
Originally scheduled on 21 July 2019, the match was played at the Chornomorets Stadium, Odessa, on 28 July 2018 due to the Ukrainian parliamentary elections which were scheduled on 21st. The game was contested by league winner Shakhtar Donetsk and league runner-up Dynamo Kyiv.
Preparations and other background eventsEdit
The game will be broadcast on Futbol 1 of "Ukrayina" television channel. According to the UPL website, the stadium is expected to be full. The game for the first time will be shown at the Polish TVP Sport.
The main news for Shakhtar this summer became the arrival of new mentor. The Portuguese expert Luís Castro replaced at this post Paulo Fonseca who left for Rome. New contract with Dynamo was signed by Alyaksandr Khatskevich who has been the club's head coach for couple of seasons. It is expected that Oleksandr Karavayev a former graduate of the Shakhtar's academy will play for Dynamo.
The victory in the game is important for each team as well as their coaches. Castro wants to start his coaching career in Shakhtar with a win and a trophy, while Khatskevich wants to return his team a confidence and a win over its main opponent could become a better medicine for it.
In interview to the Dynamo's website, the Dynamo's defender Tamas Kadar said that "Everyone knows that the game with Shakhtar won't be easy. It is a great team with top notch players. But we have our own advantages. Uncompromising struggle awaits us, we give it all we can on the field. We want to please our fans and will do everything to win trophy."
In interview to the Shakhtar's website on the question what he expects from the new season, the Shakhtar's midfielder Manor Solomon said that he would like as in previous to take the championship gold and the Cup. "And also we set the task to successfully perform in the UEFA Champion's League by finishing at least the second in a group and advancing to play-offs. But the first goal is to win the Supercup. I want to invite fans of Shakhtar from all Ukraine come to the stadium and support us in the principle duel. We will be glad to see you!"
Before this game both teams met in the Ukrainian Super Cup ten (11) times, the first being back in 2004. Before this game out of the previous nine both teams won equally 3 games each, five more games were tied and led to penalty shootout three of which were won by Dynamo and two were won by Shakhtar.
The following table also includes performance of teams in the Soviet Super Cup (1977–1989).
|Team||Qualification||Previous appearances (bold indicates winners)|
|Shakhtar Donetsk||2018–19 UPL / 2018–19 Cup winners||17 (1981, 1984, 1986, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Dynamo KyivTH||2018–19 UPL runners-up||16 (1977, 1981, 1986, 1987, |
|Dynamo Kyiv||2–1||Shakhtar Donetsk|
- It became known where and when will take place the Ukrainian Super Cup game (Стало відомо, де й коли відбудеться матч за Суперкубок України). UA-Football. 13 June 2019
- Dynamo – Shakhtar. Announcement and forecast of the Ukrainian Supercup game (Динамо - Шахтер. Анонс и прогноз матча Суперкубка Украины). UA-Football. 27 July 2019
- Sold out. All tickets for the Ukrainian Supercup game were sold (Sold out. Все билеты на матч за Суперкубок Украины были проданы). UA-Football. 27 July 2019
- Dynamo – Shakhtar. The Polish channel acquired rights to show the Ukrainian Supercup (Динамо - Шахтер. Польский телеканал приобрел права на показ Суперкубка Украины). UA-Football. 26 July 2019
- Kadar: Dynamo has its own advantages over Shakhtar (Кадар: У Динамо есть свои преимущества перед Шахтером). UA-Football. 27 July 2019
- Solomon: The first goal for Shakhtar this season is to win the Supercup (Соломон: Первая цель Шахтера на сезон - выиграть Суперкубок). UA-Football. 24 July 2019
- "Shakhtar" – "Dynamo": history of rivalry in the Ukrainian Super Cup («Шахтар» – «Динамо»: історія протистояння в Суперкубку України). FC Dynamo Kyiv. 14 July 2017
- Supercup Dynamo–Shakhtar. Ukrainian Premier League.
- The game for Supercup Dynamo – Shakhtar will be served by referee Romanov (Матч за Суперкубок Динамо — Шахтер обслужит арбитр Романов). Sport Arena. 24 July 2019