A real sensation: Dynamo knocked out of the Cup of Ukraine, losing in the 1/8 finals
Dynamo Kyiv lost to Obolon in the 1/8 finals of the Ukrainian Cup and left the tournament. The match at the Obolon Arena in Kyiv ended with a score of 1-0.
In the first half, Dynamo had a hard time creating dangerous moments in the positional attack. The players lacked leadership qualities. Andrievskyi and Brazhko could not create the basis for attacks.
The key events of the match took place in the 57th minute. Kosovskyi made a clean sweep near Dynamo's penalty area, taking the ball from Brazhko. The ball ended up with Sukhanov, who opened the scoring with a perfect shot.
After scoring the goal, Obolon did not go on with the defense but continued to push, creating one moment after another.
Lucescu tried to save the situation with substitutions, releasing Syrota, Ramadani and Shepelev instead of Bilovar, Brazko and Benito. This aggravated the situation at Obolon's goal, but Artem Kichak played flawlessly. The 34-year-old goalkeeper saved the team from a goal several times.
The last minutes were spent by Dynamo's storming, but it didn't affect the result.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Dynamo was the reigning winner of the Ukrainian Cup. On May 13, 2021, the White and Blues defeated Zorya Luhansk in the final of the 30th draw of the tournament, making a golden double for the 13th time (Kyiv previously won the championship), and a treble for the second time in their history (plus a victory in the Super Cup).
In 2022, the Ukrainian Cup was interrupted at the 1/4 finals stage due to the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops.
The day before, the Oleksandriia team from the city of the same name in the Kirovohrad region dramatically reached the quarterfinals of the Ukrainian Cup. Ruslan Rotan's team defeated Lviv's Rukh in the match of the 1/8 finals at the stadium named after him thanks to an own goal in the last seconds.