Both teams started from the first round of the competition (1/16). Unlike Dynamo that travelled to Western Ukraine on three occasions before meeting with the former runner-up of the Ukrainian Cup, FC Metalist Kharkiv, and didn't meet any resistance along the way; Karpaty had a much more difficult road. Lvivians travelled to the South at first and then for the two next rounds they traveled to Zaporizhia. Surprisingly Karpaty had not much of a problem with neither Metalurh nor Torpedo. Karpaty gained a great momentum before going to the Final after the previous couple of rounds and were considered to be great challengers.