Ternopil (western Ukraine) hosted the final game of the football Cup of Ukraine. Dynamo Kyiv and Zorya Luhansk crossed swords in the fixture.
The team from Luhansk stepped onto the pitch as favorites. But their opponents had tough time playing against them, and Dynamo did not become the exclusion from this tendency.
Dynamo kept the ball for the most of the game, but they failed to create enough moments. Artem Besedin landed a decent shot, but Bosnian goalkeeper Nikola Vasil coped with the challenge. Zorya managed to put up the fight, performing several attacks - just enough for Dynamo's defense to stay sharp. Dynamo also lost one of their major defense men early in the first half; Vitaliy Mykolenko had his elbow severely injured in the faceoff with Artem Gromov.
Dynamo pressed on in the second half as well. Mykola Shaparenko could have scored a tremendous goal - if it was not for the crossbar; Besedin shot wide after Viktor Tsyhankov's cross. Zorya focused on playing in defense. But no goals were scored during the two halves, so the teams went for an overtime. Soon, Dynamo opened the score, as Tsyhankov pushed the ball past Vasil after a decent combination. Then, the Kyivites received a good chance to double their advantage, as Juninho downed Vitaliy Byalsky in the penalty area. But Vasil deflected Tsyhankov's shot, and the score remained as it was.
Thus, Kyivites scored the gold double, winning both the national championship and the Cup.