SHAKHTAR DONETSK

  • Luiz Adriano eyes Champions League record November 24, 2014

    Barcelona: While Lionel Messi tries to break the Champions League's all-time scoring mark on Tuesday, another record could fall when Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano faces Athletic Bilbao. The Brazilian is having a breakout European campaign and has Shakhtar on the cusp of qualifying for the second round for the third...
  • I was victim of racist chants, says Luiz Adriano October 22, 2014

    Luiz Adriano, who scored five goals in Shakhtar Donetsk's record-tying 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov on Tuesday, said he was the victim of racist chanting from a section of the crowd. "I heard rude abuse...racist ones," the Brazilian marksman was quoted as saying on Shakhtar's website. "Supporters behaved improperly and...
  • Bayern Munich, Chelsea win in Champions League goal-fest October 22, 2014

    Frankfurt: The Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza as Bayern Munich thrashed Roma 7-1 for their biggest victory on the road and Luiz Adriano scored five as Shakhtar put seven goals past BATE Borisov. On a record-busting night, Chelsea were't far behind in a 6-0 win over Maribor,...
  • Porto head to Ukraine, BATE host Athletic Bilbao in Champions League September 30, 2014

    Madrid: Shakhtar Donetsk will host their first Champions League match in Lviv on Tuesday when FC Porto travels to war-torn Ukraine. Forced to play in the western city because of the conflict in Donetsk, Shakhtar will be looking for their first win in Group H after an opening 0-0 draw at...
  • Shakhtar move Champions League games away from Donetsk July 23, 2014

    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 strifetorn 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 10 to top Group A in Champions League December 11, 2013

    England: Manchester United rediscovered the winning feeling at Old Trafford by beating Shakhtar Donetsk 10 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 11 draw October 3, 2013

    Donetsk: Manchester United conceded a late equaliser in a 11 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 moraleboosting win United...
  • Liverpooltarget 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 24yearold Mkhitaryan is 27.5 million euros. It would be a record for Dortmund,...
  • Liverpool agree 25.7millionpound 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 24yearold 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 fiveyear contract for 9.3million with FC Shakhtar Donetsk, said the official website of the Ukranian champions on Thursday. The 21yearold 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 bigmoney 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 28yearold central midfielder says "this is a change, a challenge and a...
  • Dortmund hope Hummels can play against Shakhtar March 4, 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 22 draw by Shakhtar in the first leg February 14, 2013

    Donetsk: Borussia Dortmund grabbed a late 22 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 87thminute 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 threemonth 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 10 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 underfire 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 52 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 21 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 threeway 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 32 with late Moses goal November 8, 2012

    London: Victor Moses headed home the winner four minutes into injury time to earn Chelsea a 32 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 vicecaptain 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 clubs 12 Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. The 34yearold 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 21 win at home October 24, 2012

    Donetsk: Title Holders Chelsea's eightmatch unbeaten run in the Champions League came to an unceremonious end after goals by Alex Teixeira and Fernandinho led classy Shakhtar Donetsk to a 21 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 19yearold after an impressive start to his...
  • PedroMessi 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...