Shakhtar became the champions of Ukraine in football of the season-2022/23. The Donetsk club guaranteed itself gold medals after defeating Dnipro-1 in the match of the 29th round of the Ukrainian Premier League (UPL) 3:0 at the Arena Lviv.

Already in the 9th minute of the meeting, the "orange-and-blacks" took the lead - Artem Bondarenko scored with a powerful strike into the lower right corner from outside the penalty area. It should be noted that this goal was the 2000th for Shakhtar in the Ukrainian leagues.

Artem Bondarenko's quick goal brings Shakhtar closer to the #Football #UPL #Goals title

— TV channel Setanta Sports Ukraine (@SetantaUkraine) May 28, 2023

After the break, the footballers of Igor Jovičević consolidated their advantage. In the 55th minute, the defense of the Dnieper failed, as a result of which Danylo Sikan received a pass from Alexander Zubkov and realized a one-on-one exit with the goalkeeper.

Four minutes later, Shakhtar captain Taras Stepanenko made the score with a wonderful long-range strike. The assist brought Bondarenko to his credit.

Danylo Sikan scored his 9th goal in this league, and Taras Stepanenko consolidates the advantage of the Donetsk club over Dnipro-1 ⚽️

Shakhtar is already very close to winning the championship! ⚡️#Football #UPL #Goals

— TV channel Setanta Sports Ukraine (@SetantaUkraine) May 28, 2023

Thus, Shakhtar (72 points) before the final round became unattainable for competitors at the top of the Premier League. Donetsk pulled away from "Dnipro-1", which is second in the standings, at a distance of 8 points.

For Shakhtar, this is the 14th Ukrainian league title in history. Last season, the UPL draw was completed ahead of schedule due to the full-scale invasion of the Russian occupiers on the territory of our country. Then Shakhtar took first place, but did not receive gold medals and the trophy, as there was no awarding of the winners.

In the final round of the 2022/23 UPL season, Shakhtar will play Vorskla, while Dnipro-1 will face Kryvbas.

For Oleksandr Kucher's team, this match will be decisive in the context of the fight against Zorya Luhansk for silver medals and a ticket to the Champions League qualification. But Shakhtar will certainly play in the group round of the most prestigious European tournament next season.

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