Well I don't really have a huge problem with Karpaty losing quite soundly to Kyiv over the two legs. But, whats the point of that?
This could be the biggest anti-climax final in the history of the Kubok. Kyiv will come into the final and crush their opposition as usual. They don't really need another Ukrainian Cup (well, winning th double over the Miners would be nice; think of the bigger picture), Karpaty need this final more than anyone still standing. A Persha Liga team to go to Europe could be a little problematic in Ukraine and for the UFF (if Surkis doesn't restrain himself), but either way, the UEFA Cup spot is going to be wasted.
Dynamo will no doubt go to the CL next year and lets hope they get back to the Group Stages this time round! So they will definately not need this final. I think I can safely say that both Illichivets (Who had a summer clearance sale of the 1st team) and Zapor (great coach but such a mixed bag of players!) are not going to do us proud in Europe.
I think this Karpaty-Dynamo game should be a good test for Karpaty, but they are HUGE outsiders to say the least. Shakhtar created plenty of chances but Shust was great on the day. And if you can't beat them - buy them!
Different story with Dynamo though, players have a stronger mentality and thus also travel better. The biggest factor is the 2 legs, and I don't see how Lviv could hold out.
As for UEFA Cup next year;
If there is a God, let Metalurh D choke, because that exactly what they do in Europe, so we don't need them in 3rd spot come end of the year. They have been given plenty of chances, but just don't clear the final hurdle; so its time for Sevydov to plan for the future. Chornomorets are FAAAR outsdiers, but how we all wish for Dnipro to string together a huge run of results and return to the comp.
We should think of the big picture, and I want to be a dreamer and see Karpaty in the UEFA Cup. You know who ever they will play it will be a huge event for the city and a packed stadium. Either way it will be great to finally see a Western Ukrainian team in Europe, and a bonus if it was such a proud and resurgent club as Lviv.
Its simple, the best think for Ukrainian football is for Karpaty to win the Cup. Will that happen? My opinion - NO.