Lviv prepare for historic derby with crucial bottom-of-the-table win
F.C. Lviv have struggled to adapt to the pace of the Ukrainian Premier League since their summer debut, but the top division’s new boys earned a priceless 1-0 home win over F.C. Kharkiv October 18 at their compact Kniazha Stadium in the charmingly named Lviv Oblast town of Dobromyl. F. C. Lviv remain trapped in the bottom two, but the win saw them climb above bottom placed Kharkiv. On November 15 Lviv will enjoy its first ever genuine derby match, when Karpate play host to F.C. Lviv in a Ukrainian Premier League clash at Ukraina Stadium. This little piece of local history will take place with Karpate also languishing in the lower reached of the league, with only three points separating them in fifteenth place and the two relegation berths.