May 17, the final match of the Ukrainian Football Cup took place at Kharkiv Metalist stadium between Dynamo (Kyiv) and Shakhtar (Donetsk). The match gathered more than 30,000 fans.
Shakhtar won Dynamo 1:0. The only goal was scored at the 80th minute by the Brazilian Marlos which became a real football masterpiece.
Head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration (KhRSA) Yulia Svitlychna and FFU (Football Federation of Ukraine) president Andriy Pavelko handed out the Cup of Ukraine to the winner. Earlier since May 10, the Cup was displayed in Kharkiv historical museum, where everyone could take a picture with it.
It is worth mentioning that the Ukrainian Cup Final took place in Kharkiv due to the joint efforts of the officials. In autumn 2016, Yulia Svitlychna and Andrii Pavelko signed a memorandum on cooperation aiming to revive Kharkiv football and bring big football back to the Metalist stadium. In December the executive committee of the FFU unanimously supported the decision to hold the cup final in Kharkiv.
Text: Anastasia Mitrofanova