LIVESTREAM Ukrainian Championship: Kiev Capitals vs Lviv Lions, August 22, 4:30 p.m. CET (4:30 p.m., 10:30 a.m.ET)
The Ukrainian American Football League Super League Championship match features the country’s two best teams as reigning champions Kiev capitals (7-0) will face the Lviv Lions (6-1).
The last time these two teams met in the title game was on October 28, 2018, and the Capitals emerged victorious that day, overwhelming Lviv 44-6.
The Capitals enter the game undefeated after winning the ULAF East Division with a 6-0 record, then knocking down the Wolves of Vinnytsia 21-18 in the semi-finals. The the Lions finished with a 5-1 regular season record in the ULAF West then whipped it Atlanteans of Kharkov 55-15 in their semi-final match.
Kiev was by far the team with the best score in the ULAF averaging 42.5 points on offense while allowing just 17 points in six games. Lviv scored 200 points in their six games while giving up 62.
The Capitals are led by quarterback Maxim Cherepivskiy, the best passer of the ULAF. 4 x Ukrainian champion. Cherepivskiy has won the Ukrainian title four times and led his team to the Baltic Championship title in 2018. His favorite target is Dmitry Serbin, who at 48 is not only the oldest player in the league but also the fastest. In the backfield, running back Michael Kulik has made life miserable for opposing defenses all season.
For Lviv, quarterback Markiyan Shekel is key. He will undoubtedly target veteran wide receiver AJ Benson as well as Andrew Svitlak. Running back Jalen Conwell is a constant threat out of the backfield. Defensively, the Lions look to linebackers Severyn Fedyna and Sergey Budilov as well as defensive lineman Andri Laktionov and safety back Sam Ivsepian.
Watch the game live on YouTube.