1989 Soviet Cup Final

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1989 Soviet Cup Final
Event 1988-89 Soviet Cup
Date 25 June 1989
Venue Lenin's Central Stadium, Moscow
Referee Vadim Zhuk (Minsk)
Attendance 30,000
Weather 27°C

The 1989 Soviet Cup Final was a football match that took place at the Lenin's Central Stadium, Moscow on June 25, 1989. The match was the 48th Soviet Cup Final and it was contested by FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and FC Torpedo Moscow. The Soviet Cup winner Dnipro qualified for the Champions Cup for winning the champion's title, while the finalist Torpedo was allowed to compete at the Cup Winners' Cup first round for the Soviet Union. The last year defending champions Metalist Kharkiv were eliminated in the second round of the competition by FC Torpedo Moscow (1:1, 1:2). For Dnipro this was their very first final. For Torpedo it was their 14th Cup Final and the eighth loss at this stage.

Road to Moscow[edit]

Main article: 1988–89 Soviet Cup

All sixteen Soviet Top League clubs did not have to go through qualification to get into the competition, so Dnepr and Torpedo both qualified for the competition automatically.

Torpedo Moscow

Round 1 (1st leg) Torpedo 2–0 KUZBASS
Round 1 (2nd leg) KUZBASS 1–1 Torpedo
  (Torpedo won 3–1 on aggregate)
Round 2 (1st leg) Metalist 1–1 Torpedo
Round 2 (2nd leg) Torpedo 2–1 Metalist
  (Torpedo won 3–2 on aggregate)
Quarter-final Torpedo 4–3 Shakhtar
Semi-final Torpedo 2–0 Dynamo K.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Round 1 (1st leg) Dnipro 5–0 Shinnik
Round 1 (2nd leg) Shinnik 2–0 Dnipro
  (Dnipro won 7–0 on aggregate)
Round 2 (1st leg) Zenit 0–1 Dnipro
Round 2 (2nd leg) Dnipro 1–1 Zenit
  (Dnipro won 2–1 on aggregate)
Quarter-final Dnipro 1–0 Dynamo Mn.
Semi-final Dynamo Tb. 1–2 Dnipro

Previous Encounters[edit]

Previously they only met seven times with Torpedo winning four and Dnipro 3, the goals were 7 to 5 respectively. The very first time they met each other on March 12, 1972 at the Round of 16 when Torpedo playing home was victorious 2:0. The last encounter was during the last season when in the semifinals Torpedo once again defeated Dnipro in overtime playing at home.

Match details[edit]

18:00 LST
Torpedo Moscow 0 – 1 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Report Shokh Goal 34'
Lenin's Central Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Vadim Zhuk (Minsk)
FC Torpedo Moscow
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Torpedo Moscow:
GK Valeri Sarychev
DF Sergei Makeyev
DF Valentin Kovach
MF Sergei Zhukov Substituted off 75'
DF Vadim Rogovskoy
DF Gennadi Grishin Substituted off 72'
MF Yuriy Savichev (c)
MF Andrei Rudakov
MF Nikolai Savichev
FW Oleg Shirinbekov Substituted off 62'
FW Sergey Agashkov
FW Renat Ataulin Substituted in 75'
DF Aleksandr Gitselov Substituted in 72'
MF Vladimir Grechnyov Substituted in 67'
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk:
GK Serhiy Krakovskyi
DF Andriy Yudin Substituted off 88'
DF Ivan Vyshnevskyi
MF Andriy Sydelnykov Booked 53' Substituted off 83'
DF Vadym Tyshchenko
DF Mykola Kudrytsky Substituted off 67'
MF Volodymyr Bahmut
MF Oleksiy Cherednyk
MF Anton Shokh (c)
FW Eduard Son
FW Yevhen Shakhov
FW Oleksandr Chervonyi Substituted in 88'
DF Volodymyr Lyutyi Substituted in 83'
MF Evgeny Yarovenko Substituted in 67'



  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

Soviet Cup 1989 Winners
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
First title

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