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FC Shakhtar statement on Luiz Adriano’s case

Before the beginning of the UEFA hearings regarding Luiz Adriano’s case, Shakhtar Donetsk made it very clear publicly that it would accept UEFA's decision in regard to the player. We apologised and expressed deep disappointment over the incident, which occurred during a Champions League match with FC Nordsjælland on November 20. Shakhtar Donetsk strongly believes that fair play is a fundamental part of football. Our players fully understand that they are role models for Shakhtar’s young fans and the entire football community as a whole, and such actions on their part are not acceptable.

On November 27, UEFA disciplinary bodies decided to suspend Luiz Adriano for one match (the game with Juventus in Donetsk on December 5). In addition, the player will spend one day participating in one of UEFA’s community programmes.

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