On Wednesday night, Shakhtar Donetsk is going to cross swords with Dynamo Kyiv for the Super Cup of Ukraine. The Ukrainian capital and NSC Olimpiysky stadium will host the match, which is supposed to kick off at 9 p.m. Kyiv time.
The Super Cup game is usually played in August. However, it was a tough season for the national team as it performed at Euro 2020; the players of Dynamo and Shakhtar needed to take a break before the new season. This is why the Super Cup game was rescheduled. At this particular moment, it seems like a good idea for both teams to warm up before their next fixtures in UEFA Champions League. Next week, Kyivites will stand against Bayern Munich, and the Mountaineers are to go toe-to-toe with Inter.
When it comes to physical conditions and team chemistry, Dynamo seems to be in a better shape. Kyivites have been showing quite decent game in defense. During the last season, they only lost two goals and did not lose a single game. Shakhtar cannot boast such feats of valor in defense, and Roberto de Zerbi tries strategy, which needs some time to take hold in the team. Besides, Shakhtar lost their opener in the Champions League group stage, and Dynamo recently enjoyed the victory over Monaco in the League's qualification playoffs.