Kharkiv, Ukrain, Metalist stadium
Champions league, group stage, 3rd round
FC Shakhtar Donetsk – GNK Dinamo Zagreb 2-2, 22.10.2019
UEFA Champions League, 3rd round, group stage.
Spectators: 21,526 (guests: 330)
Goals: 1-0 Konoplyanka (16’), 1-1 Olmo (25’), 1-2 Orsic (60’, pen.), 2-2 Dodo (75’)
Due to war situation in Ukrain, Shahtar is still a guest at Metalist stadium in Kharkiv. In the opening rounds, the teams scored 3 points each, therefore their two-legged tie gets particularly important in terms of advancing from the group. Shakhtar had confident start and, quickly winning possession and space, began to create danger near the Dinamos’ goal. In the 16th minute Shakhtar scored 1-0, Marlos beat his opponent and put Yevhen Konoplyanka through into the penalty area, with the latter receiving the ball on the go, flicking it right into the far corner! Dinamo had a chance for draw in 23rd minute but Gavranovic missed. In the 25th minute Orsic sent a left-hand cross into the goal area, with Olmo getting clear of the pack and bundling the ball into the back of the net. Half-time ended 1-1.
In the second half, events developed rapidly. Early, Leovac blocked Bolbat’s attempt, with Orsic responding with shattering the post, and with Pyatov pulling Olmo’s attempt from the top corner. In the 60th minute, Shakhtar keeper fouled on Gavranovic after a corner delivery, with the visitors earning a spot-kick that was clinically converted by Orsic. In the 75th minute, the Brazilian defender swapped wings with Ismaily, burst into the penalty area from the left, got fed by Patrick and beat Livakovic for draw 2-2.