Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Shakhtar move Champions League games away from Donetsk 6 days ago

    Kiev: Shakhtar Donetsk will shift their headquarters to Kiev and play their Champions League and domestic games in the western city of Lviv to escape from the Ukraine's strife-torn east, CEO Sergei Palkin confirmed. The Ukraine champions were forced to move from Donetsk, a major industrial city in the East which...
  • Shakhtar striker Maicon dies in a traffic accident February 8, 2014

    Donetsk: Shakhtar Donetsk Brazilian striker Maicon Pereira de Oliveira died in a traffic accident early Saturday, the club said. "He was a talented footballer, open and friendly guy. Maicon loved life and knew how to make it positive and bright. Tragic, untimely and absurd death took away a wonderful person from...
  • Manchester United beat Shakhtar 1-0 to top Group A in Champions League December 11, 2013

    England: Manchester United rediscovered the winning feeling at Old Trafford by beating Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday to finish top of Group A and eliminate the Ukrainian champions. Phil Jones' fiercely struck volley in the 67th minute ensured United finished the group stage unbeaten and is...
  • Shakhtar hold Manchester United to a 1-1 draw October 3, 2013

    Donetsk: Manchester United conceded a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Shakhtar to take a point from their Group A clash on Wednesday, giving David Moyes more than any other manager of an English club returning from a Champions League match in Donetsk. Moyes didn't get the morale-boosting win United...
  • Liverpool-target Henrikh Mkhitaryan joins Borussia Dortmund July 9, 2013

    Dortmund, Germany: Borussia Dortmund completed the signing of Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Shakhtar Donetsk in a club record deal on Tuesday. Both clubs announced the transfer on their websites, with the Ukrainian side saying the fee for the 24-year-old Mkhitaryan is 27.5 million euros. It would be a record for Dortmund,...
  • Liverpool agree 25.7-million-pound deal for Mkhitaryan? June 29, 2013

    Liverpool have reportedly agreed a £25.7 million deal to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Shakhtar Donetsk, according to the Russian newspaper Sport Express. The news was reportedly first aired on Armenian television programme Extra Time on Friday, where it was announced that Mkhitaryan had agreed terms with a foreign club over...
  • Shakhtar Donetsk deny Liverpool offer for Henrikh Mkhitaryan June 20, 2013

    Donetsk, Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk insist there has been no approach from Liverpool for attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan - but also added that they would be willing to listen to offers. According to Press Association, the 24-year-old has emerged as the Reds' major transfer target this summer and reports have suggested he...
  • Shakhtar Donetsk get Brazil's Fernando for five years June 13, 2013

    Gremio and Brazil midfielder Fernando has secured a five-year contract for £9.3million with FC Shakhtar Donetsk, said the official website of the Ukranian champions on Thursday. The 21-year-old will join fellow Brazilians Alex Texeira, Taison, Douglas Costa and Luiz Adriano at his new club. Following the departure of another Brazilian international,...
  • Manchester City sign Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk June 6, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester City have made their first big-money signing of the offseason, recruiting Brazil international Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk. Financial details weren't disclosed Thursday but British media reported that Fernandinho will cost City around 35 million pounds ($54.7 million). The 28-year-old central midfielder says "this is a change, a challenge and a...
  • Dortmund hope Hummels can play against Shakhtar March 5, 2013

    Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund are hoping that central defender Mats Hummels will recover from the flu in time for Tuesday's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk. Hummels scored the late equaliser in the 2-2 draw Dortmund earned in Donetsk and any win at home will take his team into the quarter-finals....
  • Dortmund held to a 2-2 draw by Shakhtar in the first leg February 14, 2013

    Donetsk: Borussia Dortmund grabbed a late 2-2 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday in a Champions League last 16 first leg which was overshadowed by a fatal plane crash involving fans. Mats Hummels headed in an 87th-minute corner after substitute Douglas Costa thought he had won it for the hosts...
  • Shakhtar meet Dortmund in Champions League February 12, 2013

    Donetsk: Shakhtar Donetsk haven't been sitting idly by during the Ukrainian league winter break, waiting to welcome German champion Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League. The three-month winter break doesn't end in Ukraine until March 1, but Shakhtar have been playing...
  • Juventus win, advance to last 16 of Champions League December 6, 2012

    Donetsk: Juventus advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League by winning 1-0 at Shakhtar Donetsk to clinch top spot in Group E on Wednesday. The Italian champion only had to avoid defeat to progress, and an own goal by Shakhtar defender Olexander Kucher from Juventus right back Stephan...
  • Convinced that Shakhtar can beat Juventus: Benitez December 4, 2012

    London: Chelsea's under-fire manager Rafael Benitez believes Shakhtar Donetsk can beat Juventus on Wednesday and open an escape hatch for his side to reach the last 16 of the Champions League. Benitez's side must beat Danish side Nordsjaelland at Stamford Bridge in their final Group E match and hope Juventus...
  • Shakhtar beat Nordsjaelland in the Champions League November 21, 2012

    Copenhagen: Shakhtar Donetsk advanced to the knockout stage of the Champions League after winning 5-2 at FC Nordsjaelland following a hat trick by Luiz Adriano and two goals by Willian on Tuesday. The Ukrainian club lead the group with 10 points, one more than Juventus and three in front of...
  • Champions League tonight: who needs to do what November 20, 2012

    Barcelona's 2-1 loss in Glasgow two weeks back has been the biggest shocker in this season of the Champions League. Add to that defending champions Chelsea's three-way fight for the qualification spots from Group E, and you know there's no safe bet available this edition to put your money on. FC...
  • Chelsea beat Shakhtar 3-2 with late Moses goal November 8, 2012

    London: Victor Moses headed home the winner four minutes into injury time to earn Chelsea a 3-2 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday, allowing the holders to move level on points with the Ukrainian side in Group E. Outplayed for large periods, Chelsea twice surrendered the...
  • Injured Cole to miss Chelsea's game against Shakhtar November 7, 2012

    London: England left back Ashley Cole will miss holders Chelsea's Champions League Group E game at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday because of a hamstring injury. Cole will be replaced by his young understudy Ryan Bertrand who played on the left side of midfield in the penalty shootout win over...
  • Terry returns to boost Chelsea defence in Champions League November 6, 2012

    London: Captain John Terry will be back to plug Chelsea's porous rearguard on Wednesday when the holders bid to avenge last month's defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk and wrest back control of Champions League Group E. The Londoners shipped 10 goals in the four games that centre half Terry missed after he...
  • Chelsea's Lampard to miss Man United clash October 26, 2012

    London: Chelsea vice-captain Frank Lampard will miss the crucial Premier League fixture against Manchester United on Sunday due to the recurrence of calf injury which forced the midfielder to limp out of the club’s 1-2 Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. The 34-year-old lasted only 15 minutes of...
  • Di Matteo issues warning to Shakhtar after shock loss October 24, 2012

    Donetsk: Chelsea's Roberto Di Matteo issued a warning to Shakhtar Donetsk after the Ukrainians handed the Italian his first Champions League defeat as a coach on Tuesday. "We are very strong at home and it will be a different game back in London," Di Matteo told reporters after the holders went...
  • Shakhtar shock Chelsea with a 2-1 win at home October 24, 2012

    Donetsk: Title Holders Chelsea's eight-match unbeaten run in the Champions League came to an unceremonious end after goals by Alex Teixeira and Fernandinho led classy Shakhtar Donetsk to a 2-1 win on Tuesday. The Londoners, with John Terry back as captain after being banned at the weekend and Frank Lampard making...
  • Chelsea's bid of 33m euros for Willian rejected July 18, 2012

    Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu has claimed that the club has rejected a 33 million euros (26m pounds) bid from Chelsea for talented Brazilian Willian. Equally comfortable on the wing or in attacking midfield, Willian signed for the Miners as an inexperienced and inconsistent 19-year-old after an impressive start to his...
  • Pedro-Messi show gives Barca European Super Cup August 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Barcelona left it late to overcome a steely Shakhtar Donetsk side to win the European Super Cup at the Stade Louis II in Monaco. After a goalless 90 minutes, and tired legs aplenty in extra time, young substitute Pedro Rodriguez combined well with Lionel Messi to net the decisive...
  • Shakhtar knock out Marseille from UEFA Cup April 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Erik Gerets’ Olympique de Marseille side were ousted from the UEFA Cup, despite creating enough chances on the night to win an entire competition, let alone one tie. A goal on the half hour mark from Fernandinho may have been one of Shakhtar Donetsk's only two efforts on Steve...
  • Tottenham crash out of UEFA as Shakhtar fight back February 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Spurs are out of the UEFA Cup after letting a home lead slip against the Ukrainians. Harry 'Hotspur' Redknapp looked to his fringe players on Thursday night, as many of his first choice XI were rested for the UEFA cup tie with Shakhtar. Losing by two goals to nil on...
  • Barcelona lose to Shakhtar but still finish top December 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The Blaugrana's unbeaten streak came to an embarrassing end in front of their own fans, but they nevertheless qualify top of the group. Barcelona came into Tuesday night's game in the best form they have seen for over two years, with many already eulogizing that this side is as...
  • Champions League preview: Barcelona vs Shakhtar December 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Pep Guardiola has maintained his professional stance and told reporters that Barcelona are concentrating on the visit of Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday before thinking about playing Real Madrid, but he is in the minority. What: Champions League, Group C Who: Barcelona (1st, 13pts) v Shakhtar Donetsk (3rd, 6pts) When: 20:45 CET...
  • Kaka doubtful as AC Milan face Shakhtar Donetsk October 24, 2007

    New Delhi: AC Milan will be looking to end Shakhtar Donetsk's 100 per cent record in Champions League Group D when the two teams meet at San Siro on Wednesday night. Milan were stunned 1-0 by lowly Empoli in Serie A at the weekend, and will need to put in a...