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.

2019 Super Cup
Date28 July 2019 (2019-07-28)
VenueChornomorets Stadium, Odessa
RefereeVitaliy Romanov (Dnipro)

Originally scheduled on 21 July 2019, the match was played at the Chornomorets Stadium,[1] 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.[2] According to the UPL website, the stadium is expected to be full.[3] The game for the first time will be shown at the Polish TVP Sport.[4]

The main news for Shakhtar this summer became the arrival of new mentor.[2] The Portuguese expert Luís Castro replaced at this post Paulo Fonseca who left for Rome.[2] New contract with Dynamo was signed by Alyaksandr Khatskevich who has been the club's head coach for couple of seasons.[2] It is expected that Oleksandr Karavayev a former graduate of the Shakhtar's academy will play for Dynamo.[2]

The victory in the game is important for each team as well as their coaches.[2] 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.[2]

In interview to the Dynamo's website,[5] 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,[6] 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!"

Previous encountersEdit

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.[7]

Comparison tableEdit

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, 1988, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)



Dynamo Kyiv2–1Shakhtar Donetsk
Burda   80'
Harmash   83'
Report Patrick   45+2'
Dynamo Kyiv
Shakhtar Donetsk
Dynamo Kyiv
GK 71   Denys Boyko
MF 7   Benjamin Verbič   73'
MF 8   Volodymyr Shepelyev
DF 16   Vitaliy Mykolenko
MF 19   Denys Harmash   83'   84'
MF 20   Oleksandr Karavayev   68'
DF 26   Mykyta Burda   80'
MF 29   Vitaliy Buyalskyi (c)   45'
FW 41   Artem Besyedin
DF 44   Tamás Kádár   72'
DF 94   Tomasz Kędziora
GK 1   Heorhiy Bushchan
DF 4   Denys Popov
MF 5   Serhiy Sydorchuk   84'
MF 6   Mohammed Kadiri
FW 11   Heorhiy Tsitaishvili   73'
MF 14   Carlos de Pena   68'
DF 23   Josip Pivarić
Head coach
  Alyaksandr Khatskevich
Shakhtar Donetsk
GK 30   Andriy Pyatov
DF 50   Serhiy Bolbat
DF 4   Serhiy Kryvtsov
DF 5   Davit Khocholava   29'
DF 31   Ismaily
MF 6   Taras Stepanenko
MF 21   Alan Patrick   45+2'   87'
MF 19   Manor Solomon   66'
MF 7   Taison (c)
MF 11   Marlos
FW 10   Júnior Moraes
GK 1   Oleksiy Shevchenko
DF 22   Mykola Matviyenko
MF 76   Oleksandr Pikhalyonok
MF 8   Marcos Antônio
MF 9   Dentinho   87'
MF 14   Tetê   66'
FW 45   Danylo Sikan
Head coach
  Luís Castro

Assistant referees:
Oleksandr Voityuk[8] (Zaporizhia)[9]
Volodymyr Volodin[8] (Kherson)[9]
Fourth referee:
Anatoliy Abdula[8] (Kharkiv)[9]
Reserve assistant referee:
Semen Shlonchak[8]
Video assistant referee:
Yevhen Aranovskyi (Kiev)[9]
Assistant video assistant referee:
Oleksandr Skrypka (Kropyvnytskyi)[9]

Match rules

  • 90 minutes of regulation.
  • No extra time of regulation if score is level.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.
  • No more than 9 foreign players on a field at one time for each team.



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Dynamo – Shakhtar. Announcement and forecast of the Ukrainian Supercup game (Динамо - Шахтер. Анонс и прогноз матча Суперкубка Украины). UA-Football. 27 July 2019
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Kadar: Dynamo has its own advantages over Shakhtar (Кадар: У Динамо есть свои преимущества перед Шахтером). UA-Football. 27 July 2019
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ "Shakhtar" – "Dynamo": history of rivalry in the Ukrainian Super Cup («Шахтар» – «Динамо»: історія протистояння в Суперкубку України). FC Dynamo Kyiv. 14 July 2017
  8. ^ a b c d e Supercup Dynamo–Shakhtar. Ukrainian Premier League.
  9. ^ a b c d e f 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

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