2008 Ukrainian Cup Final

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2008 Ukrainian Cup Final
Event 2007–08 Ukrainian Cup
Date 7 May 2008
Venue Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv
Attendance 38 000

The 2008 Ukrainian Cup Final was a football match that took place at the Metalist Stadium on May 7, 2008.[1] The match was the 17th Ukrainian Cup Final and it was contested by Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kyiv. The 2008 Ukrainian Cup FInal was the first to be held outside of the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Shakhtar won the match 2–0 through goals from Oleksandr Gladkiy and Oleksiy Gai.

The match had five red cards issued, two to Dynamo players and three to Shakhtar players. The match also had six yellow cards (Gladkiy received two), four of which were given to Shakhtar players and two to Dynamo players. This was in part because of players' violent behavior and also because referee Victor Shvetsov made several misjudgments.[2]

Road to Kharkiv[edit]

All 16 Ukrainian Premier League clubs do not have to go through qualification to get into the competition; Dynamo and Shakhtar therefore both qualified for the competition automatically.

Dynamo had a lot of instability en route to the final. At the beginning of the season, manager Anatoliy Demyanenko resigned after рoor results to start the season.[3] He was replaced by former Dynamo player and coach Yozhef Sabo, who later resigned from his post afterwards due to personal health problems. In November 2007, Dynamo appointed assistant coach Oleh Luzhny as interim coach, who was in charge until 8 December and managed to get Dynamo through the quarter-finals. Finally, in December 2008, the club appointed former Russia national team manager Yuriy Semin.[4]

Dynamo Kyiv

Round 1 Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 Dnipro
Round 2 Ihroservice 1–4 Dynamo Kyiv
Quarter-final (1st leg) Tavriya Simferopol 2–0 Dynamo Kyiv
Quarter-final (2nd leg) Dynamo Kyiv 3–0 Tavriya Simferopol
  (Dynamo won 3–2 on aggregate)
Semi-final (1st leg) Dynamo Kyiv 2–1 Metalurh Donetsk
Semi-final (2nd leg) Metalurh Donetsk 0–1 Dynamo Kyiv
  (Dynamo won 3–1 on aggregate)

Shakhtar Donetsk

Round 1 MFK Mykolaiv 0–1 Shakhtar Donetsk
Round 2 Shakhtar Donetsk 4–1 Arsenal Kyiv
Quarter-final (1st leg) Vorskla Poltava 0–3 Shakhtar Donetsk
Quarter-final (2nd leg) Shakhtar Donetsk 1–1 Vorskla Poltava
  (Shakhtar Donetsk won 4–1 on aggregate)
Semi-final (1st leg) Chornomorets 1–2 Shakhtar Donetsk
Semi-final (2nd leg) Shakhtar Donetsk 3–0 Chornomorets
  (Shakhtar Donetsk won 5–1 on aggregate)

Match details[edit]

19:00 LST
Shakhtar Donetsk 2–0 Dynamo Kyiv
Hladkyy Goal 44'
Hai Goal 78'
Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv
Attendance: 28000[5]
Referee: Viktor Shvetsov (FIFA)[6]
Shakhtar Donetsk
Dynamo Kyiv
Shaktar Donetsk:
GK 30 Ukraine Andriy Pyatov
MF 23 Croatia Darijo Srna (c)
DF 37 Ukraine Dmytro Chygrynskiy
DF 5 Ukraine Oleksandr Kucher YC 32' Substituted off 46'
DF 26 Romania Răzvan Raț YC 56'
MF 7 Brazil Fernandinho
DF 11 Brazil Ilsinho Substituted off 86'
DF 3 Czech Republic Tomáš Hübschman
MF 4 Serbia Igor Duljaj Substituted off 75'
FW 25 Brazil Brandão Red card 64'
FW 21 Ukraine Oleksandr Hladkyy Golden goal 44' Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 57', 87'
GK 1 Ukraine Bohdan Shust
MF 8 Brazil Jádson
FW 17 Brazil Luiz Adriano
MF 22 Brazil Willian Substituted in 86'
MF 19 Ukraine Oleksiy Hai Substituted in 75' Golden goal 78'
DF 18 Poland Mariusz Lewandowski
DF 55 Ukraine Volodymyr Yezerskiy Substituted in 46' Red card 80'
Romania Mircea Lucescu
Dynamo Kyiv:
GK 1 Ukraine Oleksandr Shovkovskiy (c)
DF 3 Senegal Pape Diakhaté Red card 73'
MF 4 Romania Tiberiu Ghioane
MF 7 Brazil Corrêa
MF 8 Ukraine Oleksandr Aliev YC 68' Substituted off 83'
FW 22 Ukraine Artem Kravets
DF 29 Ukraine Vitaliy Mandzyuk YC 17'
DF 30 Morocco Badr El Kaddouri
MF 37 Nigeria Ayila Yussuf
FW 10 Guinea Ismaël Bangoura Red card 80'
DF 81 Serbia Marjan Marković Substituted off 46'
GK 21 Ukraine Taras Lutsenko
FW 16 Uzbekistan Maksim Shatskikh
FW 25 Ukraine Artem Milevskiy Substituted in 83'
DF 26 Ukraine Andriy Nesmachniy
DF 27 Ukraine Vladyslav Vashchuk
MF 36 Serbia Miloš Ninković Substituted in 46'
MF 17 Ukraine Mykola Morozyuk
Russia Yuriy Semin



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

Ukrainian Cup 2008 Winners
Shakhtar Donetsk
Sixth title

Match statistics[edit]

Shakhtar Donetsk Dynamo Kyiv
Total shots 9 13
Shots on target 3 3
Ball possession  ?%  ?%
Corner kicks 8 9
Fouls committed  ?  ?
Offsides 10 1
Yellow cards 4 2
Red cards 3 2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Shakhtar - Dynamo - 2:0. Protocol of the Match" (in Ukrainian). FCDynamo.Kiev.com. 2008-05-07. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Minute by minute of the match" (in Russian). Shakhtar.com. 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2008-05-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ Szabó replaces Demyanenko - UEFA.com, 21 September 2007
  4. ^ Semin takes charge of Dynamo (Russian)
  5. ^ "Official protocol (in Ukrainian)" (in Ukrainian). PFL Ukraine. 2008-05-07. Archived from the original on May 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Additional Information about the Match" (in Russian). FCDynamo.Kiev.com. 2008-05-07. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 

External links[edit]

  • Calendar of Matches - Schedule of the 2007-08 Ukrainian Cup on Professional Football League of Ukraine Website. (Ukrainian)