Video: Defending champions Shakhtar Donetsk defeat Hoverla 2-0 in UPL
It’s official – Autumn is just around the corner in Ukraine.
It must be – for the new Premier League season is underway.
The new Premier League season is underway in Ukraine.
Hoverla escaped relegation last season because, well, there was no relegation.
Otherwise, Dmytro Trukhin and his colleagues would have been condemned to the depths of the Ukrainian First League.
On this showing, they should do better this campaign.
It took their mighty hosts until the 47th minute to make the breakthrough, Dmytro Grechyshkin driving the ball home from distance as the Champions started to really stamp their authority on the game.
Hoverla came close on a couple of occasions but were made to pay for their wasteful finishing when Luiz Adriano secured the points with a towering header.
Luiz Adriano celebrated his first goal of the season as if it was his last, but was Alicia watching?
The Brazilian striker sealing a two-nil win – but coach Mircea Lucescu didn’t seem to be getting carried away.