Both teams started from the first round of the competition (1/16). Dynamo traveled two rounds to central Ukraine and then for the quarter-finals and semi-finals the club played at its home ground. Nyva reached the final in a similar way. The first couple of rounds it spent traveling around the Lviv Oblast and then also played at its home turf. In the semi-finals Nyva swept Shakhtar aside with a remarkable 3:0 win. Neither Dynamo nor Nyva had allowed any goals past their goalkeepers.