76 DAYS LATER: THE UPL REAWAKENS ONCE MORE – MD 24

The hiatus has ended! As Ukraine slowly moves out of lockdown, the UPL emerges from its second mid-season break to conclude the seemingly never-ending 19/20 campaign! According to the Kyiv Post (accurate as of 29th May) there have been over 22,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ukraine, whilst officially 679 have died as a result …

THE UPL ‘POST LOCKDOWN 12’ TO WATCH

The UPL is back this weekend so what better way to prepare for its return than a quick run down of the most exciting players to keep an eye on over the next couple months ONE PLAYER TO LOOK OUT FOR PER CLUB Reverse league order below: 12. Yehor Nazaryna (Karpaty) There are few positives …

UKRAINE: A HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL TEAM KITS

Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. However it wasn’t until 1992 that the Zbirna played its first ever game against Hungary in Uzhorod on April 29th. Here the National Team debuted their first ever home strip – an Umbro template ( featuring some red) leading many to dub it as the …

CONTINUATION AMID THE CONTAGION! UPL MD 23 PREVIEW

The UPL is one of the few leagues across the continent still committing to carrying out its fixtures this weekend and the next! It’s Matchday 23 and the first Gameweek split between the Championship & Relegation Groups! There’s already A LOT of DEJA VU from just last weekend as a number of sides meet again …

THE LAST LEG OF THE EUROPEAN SEASON?! – UEL 19/20 R16: Wolfsburg v Shakhtar Preview

Shakhtar make their way to Germany this evening to play Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg in the Europa League R16! Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the game will be played behind closed doors and questions have already been raised on whether the European season will be allowed to be concluded following escalating developments across the continent on …

KEEP CUP & WASH YOUR HANDS – Ukrainian Cup Quarter Final Preview

IT’S DOWN TO THE LAST EIGHT IN THE UKRAINIAN CUP! Ukraine’s premier cup competition returns from hiatus for the first time since the winter break! Despite taking place during a period of footballing uncertainty due to a global pandemic, Kubok Ukraini will be allowing spectators! However, due to both the timings and scheduling of fixtures …

THE SPLIT FOR SIXTH – UPL MD 22 PREVIEW

The UPL will break into two parts following the conclusion of Sunday’s fixtures this weekend where the top flight’s clubs will battle it out for two different prizes. Relegation and ’The Best of the Rest Cup’ awaits for those finishing in the bottom half of the table whilst those in sixth and above have the …

TWO MORE SPINS. ONLY ONE WINNER – UPL MATCHDAY 21 PREVIEW

Getting into the ‘business’ end of the season means the fixtures come thick and fast ahead of the UPL Split taking place once Matchday 22 concludes on Sunday. As a result, Matchday 21 takes place midweek with all 12 teams back in action just a number of days after a weekend of some earth trembling …

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: RACE FOR 6th TICKS DOWN – UPL MD 20 PREVIEW

WEEK IN REVIEW The UPL resumed last Saturday after two months away from the competitive limelight! VAR arrived and a whole number of new signings made debuts for their new clubs! Zorya kicked us off in Mariupol as they took their Donbas neighbours on the Azov coast. Man of the moment Bohdan Lednev was got …

BENFICA v SHAKHTAR – 19/20 UEL R32 PREVIEW

CAN THE MINERS PUT THE LIGHTS OUT AT THE ESTADIO DA LUZ?! Shakhtar take on Benfica in Lisbon tonight in the second leg of their Round of 32 tie in the Europa League! They go into this evening’s match in the ascendency, having bettered their Portuguese opponents by 2 goals to 1 last week in …