Champion of Ukraine Shakhtar before a key Champions League match against Napoli surprisingly lost “Alexandria”.
The main hero of the first round of the 16th match of the Premier League was the midfielder “Alexandria” Artem Polyarus, which in the first half punished twice Shakhtar for defensive errors. The nominal owners on goals Polyarus was able to answer with a lone strike from Bernard.
The entire second half “Shakhtar” held the gate “Alexandria”, but could not extend their unbeaten run in the domestic arena. In the end the match to save the hosts from defeat could ismaily and Alan Patrick, but I failed.
Alexandria is the second time in history and first time since 1999 on the road beat Shakhtar in the match of the Ukrainian championship. The victory over the miners gave the team of Vladimir Sharan only the second season.
“Shakhtar”, despite the second defeat of the season, will retain the lead in the standings. Capital “Dynamo” in case of victory over “Star” will reduce the backlog from rivals to four points.
Shakhtar Vs Alexandria 1:2
Goals: Bernard, 18 – Polyarus, 15, 27
Shakhtar: Pyatov — Butko, Ordets (Blanco Leshchuk, 84), Rakitskiy, Ismaily, Fred, Stepanenko (Alan Patrick, 70) — Marlos, Taison, Bernard, Ferreyra.
Alexandria: Pankiv – Chebotaev, Bondarenko, Gitchenko, Bacula – Gritsuk (Bass, 84), Long Zaporojan – Old (Kozak 86), Polyarus (Sexton, 67), Tsurikov
Warning: Fred Is A Long Polyarus, Pankiv