On Tuesday night Romanian headcoach Mircea Lucescu obtained his first trophy with Dinamo Kiev, namely Ukraine’s Super Cup after a 3-1 win against Shakhtar Donetsk on the Olympic stadium in Kiev
Uruguayan Carlos de Pena opened the scoring for Dinamo,
holder of the trophy, in the 20th minute, Gerson Rodrigues of Luxembourg
on 31st minute and Spanish Fran Sol added the winner 7 minutes from
time. Junior Moraes, a Ukrainian of Brazilian descent, who used to play for the
Romanian side Gloria Bistrita, scored for Shaktar on 37 minutes allowing Dinamo
to win their eighth Super Cup trophy. We recall the team in Kiev also reaped this
trophy two years ago.
Lucescu was hired as Dinamo's headcoach in July although he was
contested by the team's fans for having coached its archrival Shakhtar Donetsk between
2004 and 2016. Under Lucescu's guidance Shakhtar won eight champion titles, six
cups and seven Super Cups.
Lucescu's most important performance was the UEFA Cup in the
2008-2009 season Shakhtar secured after a 2-1 win against Werder Bremen in the extra
Mircea Lucescu, one of Romania's best headcoaches, turned 75
on July 29th. His first major result was to qualify our national
football side for the European Championship in 1984. After 1990 he coached Italian football sides,
Pisa, Brescia, Reggiana and Inter Milan.
In 2000 he started coaching Turkish side Galatasaray with
which he won UEFA Super Cup in Monte Carlo, after a 2-1 win in the extra time
against Real Madrid. He then started coaching Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, then
Zenit Saint Petersburg for a year and from August 2017 until February 2019 he
coached Turkey's national side.
(translated by bill)