Shakhtar Donetsk failed to beat Alexandria in the first match of the Cup

Шахтер не смог переиграть Александрию в первом матче Кубка

Eduardo equalized the match

Alexandria has kept the intrigue in the confrontation with a miner.

Alexandria holds a successful season and continues to struggle in the Cup of Ukraine. The semi-final was already considered a tangible success for the team, but in the desire to qualify for the finals of Alexandria would not be denied.

Shakhtar could have opened the score midway through the first half. Dentinho shot was parried by the goalkeeper, and the finishing Kovalenko struck the crossbar. After that the game calmed down a bit, but at the gates of both teams was periodically in danger.

Towards the end of the first half the hosts managed to blow the game’s most beautiful goal of Gricuk that seeped from 25 yards. Such a development miner was not expected, and by the end of the first half was recorded advantage of Alexandria.

In the second half Shakhtar came loaded on the result. Already at the 50th minute Marlos went one-on-one, chipped the goalkeeper, but the gate did not hit. In the very next attack, the Brazilian already threw the ball to Dentinho, who beat the goalkeeper could not, however, the first on the rebound was Eduardo. It seemed that after such beginning of the second half of Alexandria will be hard to walk away, but in the end, the hosts still had chances that would again come forward. Miner and Alexandria deferred the clarification of the strongest to the second match.

Alexandria – Shakhtar Donetsk 1:1

Goals: Gritsuk,36 – Eduardo, 54

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