LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE: UPL Matchday 6 Preview

Ukrainian Football Round Up After a fairly quiet week last time out the UPL returned to normal with six fixtures and some surprising results. It was goals galore across the league! Vorskla kicked us off on Ukrainian Independence Day with an inspired 3-0 win away to Kolos! Full back Ihor Perduta somehow found himself in …

AGAINST ALL ODDS?! – Zorya Luhansk v Espanyol

Zorya are in action tonight in a monumental second leg Europa League play off tie against Espanyol! They trail 3-1 on aggregate and many have written Viktor Skripnyk’s side off, deeming a two goal swing too much to overcome! Last week’s result and second half performance in particular were extremely disappointing. After keeping Espanyol at …

BACK TO THE FUTURE FOR DYNAMO KYIV? : UPL MATCHDAY 5

M Ukrainian Football Round Up The past week has been rather subdued in the world of Ukrainian football. After the whirlwind that ensued in the previous with Dynamo’s management news, there wasn’t anywhere near as much off the pitch drama! However, we DID see another one bite the dust in the UPL managerial rat race. …

The Final Hurdle: Espanyol v Zorya Luhansk

Zorya Luhansk travel to Barcelona to face Espanyol in their Europa League play off first leg tie. Whilst this can’t be classed as a David v Goliath match up, there certainly is a gulf in class and finance between the sides. It will be a tough task for Zorya against the La Liga outfit. They …

A QUIET CONCLUSION TO A WHIRLWIND WEEK? UPL MD 4 PREVIEW

THE UKRAINIAN FOOTBALL ROUND UP: It has been quite the eventful week in Ukrainian football! We have seen defeats, sackings, new manager appointments and that was only at Dynamo Kyiv! The talk of Ukrainian football for the past fortnight has regarded Oleksandr Khatskevich and how much further the Belarusian coach could go with his Dynamo …

PUT MY CARS JEANS ON: AZ ALKMAAR V MARIUPOL

ANY GOALS WILL DO! Mariupol travel to the Netherlands as they play the return leg of their Europa League qualifying tie v AZ Alkmaar. However, they won’t be playing at AZ’s home stadium. Over the weekend, the roof of the AFAS stadium partially collapsed in high winds. Fortunately, the stadium was empty at the time …

ONE STEP FROM THE PLAY OFFS: ZORYA V CSKA SOFIA

ONE FOOT IN THE PLAY OFFS Zorya welcome CSKA Sofia to Zaporizhya for the second leg of their Europa League Third Round Qualifying tie. The Ukrainian side go into the game with a vital away goal having secured a 1-1 draw in Bulgaria last week. The result was slightly surprising, with many in Ukraine, expecting …

A WEEKEND IN KYIV: THE UKRAINIAN CLASICO

What better way is there to enjoy the first Ukrainian El Clasico of the season than to experience it live in the flesh from the Olympiyskyi stadium in Kyiv!  Eagerly awaiting the fixtures to be released a few weeks ago, I decided that I would try to make the capital based leg of Dynamo v …

MAKE OR BREAK: Dynamo Kyiv v Club Brugge

THE GAME THAT WILL DEFINE DYNAMO’S SEASON IS HERE! Dynamo Kyiv host Club Brugge at the Olympiyskyi this evening in an all or nothing stakes match that requires the capital club to win by a two goal margin on the night! The away leg showcased everything that has been wrong with Kyiv under the Khatskevich …

UKRAINIAN EL CLASICO MATCHDAY 3

THE UKRAINIAN FOOTBALL ROUND UP: As one of the major European leagues, The English Premier League, kicks off its season this weekend, the newly rebranded FAVBET LIHA(Ukrainian Premier League) enters the third game week of proceedings! Yes, you read that correctly, the UPL has a new sponsor and it is serial UPL club shirt feature bookmaker …