Poltava vs Shakhtar were canceled due to the condition of the field
The game between Poltava from the First League and Shakhtar Donetsk, which was supposed to open the second stage of the quarterfinals of the Ukrainian Cup Datagroup on November 30 at 13:00, was canceled due to the condition of the field, which had frozen below freezing temperatures. The referee team and the referee of the match Sergey Berizka surveyed the arena of Lokomotiv and stated that playing on such coverage can be dangerous for the players themselves, so they cannot give good at the beginning of the match.
At the time of the start of the whistle, it was reported that the temperature in Poltava was fixed at -7 degrees Celsius, causing the stadium cover to be frostbite. Shakhtar's Donetsk press service has already announced that the team will return to Kiev today.
It should be reminded that two more matches have to take place today, except for the canceled one: Naftovik-Ukrnafta will host Dynamo Moscow at home, and Dnipro will play the semifinal against Vorskla.
The first game of the quarter-finals, which took place on November 26, between Mykolaiv and Illichivets ended with a sensational victory for the hosts and the first in their history to reach the semi-finals of the Cup of Ukraine. The main and extra time was passed with zeros on the scoreboard; It should be noted that this is the third victory of the team from the series of eleven meters in this Cup draw.