Vice-champion of Ukraine, Metalist Kharkiv, will host the Mariopol in the third stage of the new season in Ukraine.
Metalist announces his candidacy seriously title this season, especially after main rival, Shakhtar Donetsk, has been weakened by the departures best players. Metalist have maximum points after the first two stages of the championship, imposing home 1-0 against M. Donetsk and away, 1-2 on his land Arsenal Kiev. Moreover, the home team had an almost perfect summer friendlies, recording three successes and a draw.
On the other side of the barricade, Mariupol can not boast the same digits as her opponent Friday night, but guests championship started well with a win in the first round, score 0-1 away against M. Zaporozhye. Then came defeat at home 0-2 score against Dnipro, a band superior in most areas.
Metalist Kharkiv was imposed without problems in the previous two games direct, 2-0 and 0-2, and the hosts have won four of the last five matches direct Mariupol own arena.