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Friday, July 9, 2021 7:15 PM
At 19:00 on July 9th, the Miners will play their final friendly at the training camp in Austria. The live stream will be available on Shakhtar Club and on Shakhtar TV
Shakhtar's preparatory training camp in Austria is coming to a close. The fourth opponents of De Zerbi's men are Schalke 04 who rank among the most popular and titled clubs in Germany. The club was founded in 1904 and has since won the domestic league title 7 times, the German Cup 5 times and the UEFA Cup once. However, currently the Gelsenkirchen side are going through some hard times: based on their last season’s play, the team got knocked out of the Bundesliga.
The Schalke 04 players’ average age is 25.4. Their head coach is the 43-year-old Greek specialist Dimitrios Grammozis, the base formation is 4-2-3-1. Shakhtar midfielder Yevhen Konoplyanka defended the colours of this team from 2016 to 2019 (57 apps, 6 goals).
Miners’ European club cup derby
The clubs have met twice on the international stage, on both occasions it happened in the Europa League Round of 32 (UEFA Cup). In the 2004/05 season, the Orange-and-Blacks advanced further on aggregate through the goals by Brandao and Aghahowa (1-1 at home and 1-0 away). The Miners’ second international derby took place in the 2015/16 season, with Shakhtar proving stronger again (0-0 at home and 3-0 away), with the goals being netted by Marlos, Facundo Ferreyra and Viktor Kovalenko.
Shakhtar Vs. Schalke history