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Zenit St Petersburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk preview - Spaletti envious of Lucescu

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by PA271 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk may be bottom of their Champions League group and missing key players, but Zenit St Petersburg boss Luciano Spaletti is still envious of opposite number Mircea Lucescu. Shakhtar are without a win in Group G after being held to a 2-2 draw at home by Zenit last time out. On top of that, Mircea will be without the services of first-teamers Fernandinho, Jadson and Dmytro Chygrynsk...Full Story »

Shakhtar's Chygrynskiy to miss Zenit clash

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk defender Dmytro Chygrynskiy will be out of action for up to four weeks after injuring a thigh muscle in a Ukrainian Cup game against arch-rivals Dynamo Kiev. It means the 24-year-old will miss Shakhtar’s Champions League match at Zenit St Petersburg next Tuesday. Shakhtar are bottom of Group G with two points from three games. The Influential Ukrainian international will...Full Story »

Struggling Shakhtar held by Zenit

Posted Thursday, October 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

(Adds quotes) By Igor Nitsak DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk were held to a 2-2 draw by Zenit St Petersburg at Donbas Arena on Wednesday in a Champions league Group G clash labelled as a former Soviet derby. Shakhtar, quarter-finalists last season, struggled to rediscover their form and stayed bottom of the standings with two points from three matches des...Full Story »

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2 : 2 Zenit St.Petersburg - Rybka the hero for Donetsk

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by PA42 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk had goalkeeper Olexandr Rybka to thank as they emerged with a 2-2 draw from a thrilling Champions League Group G clash with Zenit St Petersburg. The home side twice led, through Willian and Luiz Adriano, but Zenit equalised through Roman Shirokov - whose earlier penalty Rybka had saved - and Viktor Faitzulin. A point was the least the Russians deserved, though, as they had com...Full Story »

Shakhtar Donetsk v Zenit St Petersburg - teams

Posted Thursday, October 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

Teams for Wednesday’s Champions League Group G match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Zenit St Petersburg at the Donbass Arena: Shakhtar Donetsk: 25-Olexandr Rybka; 33-Darijo Srna, 36-Olexandr Chyzhov, 26-Razvan Rat, 7-Fernandinho; 3-Tomas Hubschman, 8-Jadson, 10-Willian, 27-Dmytro Chygrynskiy; 9-Luiz Adriano, 20-Douglas Costa Zenit St Petersburg: 16-Vyacheslav Malafeyev; 3-Bruno Alves, 4-Do...Full Story »

FC Shakhtar Donetsk vs Zenit St.Petersburg preview - Srna ready for Zenit

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by PA283 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk captain Darijo Srna is expecting a tough Champions League clash with Zenit St Petersburg but remains confident of victory. The Miners enjoyed unparalleled success last season, securing a league and cup double as well as making it to the Champions League quarter-finals. Srna played a major part Shakhtar's success and is confident of taking three points from their Group G encoun...Full Story »

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1 : 1 APOEL Nicosia - Shakhtar fail to see off APOEL

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by PA62 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk's disappointing start to the Champions League group stage continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by unfancied APOEL Nicosia in a match they dominated. Ivan Trickovski's goal just after an hour looked as if it might give the Cypriot visitors a smash-and-grab victory, but their lead lasted just three minutes before Jadson levelled with a sweet volley. The goal was no more tha...Full Story »

Shakhtar Donetsk v APOEL Nicosia - teams

Posted Thursday, September 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport74 hits

Teams for Wednesday’s Champions League Group G match between Shakhtar Donetsk and APOEL Nicosia at the Donbas Arena in Donetsk: Shakhtar Donetsk: 25-Olexandr Rybka; 33-Dario Srna, 5-Olexandr Kucher, 36-Olexandr Chyzhov, 26-Razvan Rat; 3-Tomas Hubschman, 8-Jadson, 10-Willian, 29-Alex Teixeira, 22-Herkikh Mkhitaryan; 9-Luiz Adriano. APOEL Nicosia: 22-Dionisios Chiotis; 3-Paulo Jorge, 5-San...Full Story »

Shakhtar Donetsk vs APOEL Nicosia preview - Lucescu not taking Nicosia lightly

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by PA212 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk bid to get their Champions League campaign up and running with victory over Group G minnows APOEL Nicosia at the Donbass Arena. The Ukrainian giants, quarter-finalists last season, started this season's campaign with a 2-1 defeat away to Porto. And the fact the Nicosia side scored two goals in the space of three second-half minutes to see off Zenit St Petersburg in their own o...Full Story »

FC Porto 2 : 1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Incredible Hulk on target

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by PA49 hits

Hulk made up for missing a penalty to score a vicious free-kick as Porto came from behind to launch their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in Group G. The Brazilian hit the bar before seeing his spot-kick come back off the post, only for the Ukrainian champions to take the lead when Adriano pounced on an awful error by Porto goalkeeper Helton. However, Hulk ma...Full Story »

FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk preview - Pereira eyeing qualification

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by PA140 hits

New Porto coach Vitor Pereira has targeted qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League ahead of their return to the competition against Shakhtar Donetsk. Pereira will make his debut in Europe's premier club competition after taking over from Andre Villas-Boas following his summer move to Chelsea. Pereira knows he has a tough task to follow after Porto won the Europa League and...Full Story »

Shakhtar fetes birthday with Rihanna

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

DONETSK, Ukraine (AFP) - Ukraine's leading football side Shakhtar Donetsk celebrated its 75th birthday in a spectacular party at its new stadium with US star Rihanna and Ukrainian-born actress Milla Jovovich. The team, which reached the Champions League quarter finals this year, had its 51,000-capacity stadium filled to capacity in a major showpiece late Saturday for the city which will host ma...Full Story »

Barcelona beats Shakhtar 1-0 in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP)—Lionel Messi scored his club-record 48th goal of the season Tuesday as Barcelona advanced to the Champions League semifinals with a clinical 1-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk, easily protecting a 5-1 advantage from the first leg. Messi struck in the 43rd minute to send the Spanish champion through to a probable semifinal against archrival Real Madrid, which has a 4-0 edge ...Full Story »

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0 : 1 Barcelona - Barca cruise into last four

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by PA61 hits

Barcelona secured their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League and a probable showdown with arch rivals Real Madrid after completing a 1-0 win Shakhtar Donetsk. Leading 5-1 from last week's quarter-final first leg at the Nou Camp, Barca weathered an early storm at the Donbass Arena before netting what would prove to be the only goal of the night through Lionel Messi just before half-t...Full Story »

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona preview - It`s not all over yet - Striker

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by PA262 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano remains confident his team can still reach the semi-finals of the Champions League despite needing to produce one of European football's greatest comebacks to get past Barcelona. Shakhtar go into the quarter-final second leg at the Donbass Arena trailing 5-1 from last week's first meeting at the Nou Camp, and it will need something special to prevent 2006 a...Full Story »

Barcelona 5 : 1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Five-star Barca destroy Donetsk

Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2011 by PA58 hits

Barcelona all but secured their spot in the Champions League semi-finals and a probable showdown with arch rivals Real Madrid after building a huge 5-1 first-leg lead over Shakhtar Donetsk. Following on from Madrid's 4-0 thumping of Tottenham, Barca appear to have done all the hard work in their home quarter-final tie after another memorable European night at the Nou Camp. Andres Iniesta, Dani...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk preview - Villa concerned by lack of goals

Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2011 by PA414 hits

Barcelona head into their Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk in buoyant mood, although striker David Villa admits to concern over his recent lack of goals at club level. Barca now boast an eight-point advantage over Real Madrid at the Primera Division summit with only eight games remaining after Pep Guardiola's men took full advantage of Madrid's shock home defeat to Sporting Gij...Full Story »

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 3 : 0 AS Roma - Shakhtar soar into last eight

Posted Tuesday, March 08, 2011 by PA69 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their history as they saw off 10-man Roma 3-0 to seal a 6-2 aggregate success. A first-half goal from Tomas Hubschman put them in control and Roma made their task all but impossible as Marco Borriello saw his penalty saved by Andrei Pyatov and centre-half Philippe Mexes then saw red for picking up two need...Full Story »

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma preview - Lucescu braced for Roma response

Posted Tuesday, March 08, 2011 by PA332 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu has warned his players to expect a tough battle as they attempt to make club history again against Roma on Tuesday night. Shakhtar are already in unchartered waters, having never previously been to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, but now they stand on the brink of the quarter-finals after winning the first leg of this tie 3-2 in Rome. "They n...Full Story »

Roma 2 : 3 Shakhtar Donetsk - Shakhtar stun Roma

Posted Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by PA80 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk scored three goals in 13 minutes to claim a stunning come-from-behind win at Roma in Wednesday's first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash. Simone Perrotta put Roma ahead in the 28th minute before Jadson equalised a minute later after his effort took a deflection off Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi. Douglas Costa then gave the visitors a 36th-minute lead before Luiz A...Full Story »

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