24.02.2013, 14:00. ‘Arena Lviv’. +1°С
Referee - Viktor Kravchenko (Lviv).
Assistant referees: Rostyslav Yakymyk, Roman Kholyavko (both - Lviv).
KARPATY: Bogatinov (Mysak, 46), Ksyonz, Balazic, Plastun, Bidlovskyy (Ozarkiv, 80), Daushvili, Khudobyak, Holodyuk (Stilic, 60), Kenia (Zahidulin, 83), Marselinho (Kopolovets, 83), Gladkyy (Zenjov , 63).
Subs not used: Zhovtyuk, Harashchenkov, Milosevic, Zaviyskyy.
Head Coach – Nikolay Kostov.
TERNOPIL: Virkovskyy (Pletnytskyy, 46), Kurylo, Atlasyuk, Dubchak, Klekot (Boychuk, 86), Kondzyolka, Chornyi (Sorotskyy, 46), Kuritskyy (Kryvyi, 88), Polyanchuk (Tarabalka, 74), Kozelko (Havrylyuk, 60), B. Semenets.
Subs not used: Sokolovskyy, T. Semenets, Melnyk.
Head Coach – Vasyl Ivegesh.
Goals: Gladkyy, 9, 42, Zenjov, 66, Balazic, 76.
Exactly one week before the first official match in 2013, which Karpaty will play against Tavriya in Simferopol, the green-and-whites had the final rehearsal. In a friendly game at the ‘Arena Lviv’ Nikolay Kostov’s team scored twice in each half against the side of the second league FC Ternopil and in this manner won 4:0.
Karpaty took the lead in the 9th minute when Gladkyy met Marcelinho’s cross from the right and sent a glancing header bulleting into the back of the net past goalkeeper - 1:0.
The scored goal however did not relax the green-and-whites who kept on acting with the same aggressiveness. Karpaty controlled the match using short passes with further releasing wingers who constantly sent crosses into the penalty area.
In the 42nd minute well placed cross-field pass from Khudobyak picked out Holodyuk, which in turn perfectly assisted Gladkyy and unmarked Oleksandr headed home his second goal in this match past chanceless goalkeeper – 2:0.
In the second half Karpaty scored two more goals. In the 66th minute Semir Stilic clipped a superb pass into the path of Sergei Zenjov and the Estonian in one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper had enough time to get prepared and blast home a powerful, right-footed volley on his first touch – 3:0.
In ten minutes Marcelinho the corner kick from the left byline, defenders tried to clear but Zenjov trapped the ball just outside the penalty area and his cross found unmarked Balazic inside the penalty box, the Slovenian only had to tap the ball into an empty net to score the 4th Karpaty goal.
During the last 15 minutes Karpaty relaxed a little white the guests were too tired and merely had no energy.
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