FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Taras Stepanenko (31) Bohdan Butko (57) Viktor Kovalenko (76) Junior Moraes (81)
4 - 1
Monday, July 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Jacques Lemans Arena
Roy Beerens (89)
On July 9, the Miners will play another friendly in Austria.
Paulo Fonseca’s men will lock horns with Vitesse of the Netherlands. We bring you the game preview.
Founded in 1892, the club Vitesse represents the city of Arnhem, located in the eastern part of the Netherlands. In 2017, the Yellow-and-Blacks raised the domestic Cup, beating AZ 2-0, with this trophy being the first in their 125-year history. In the 2017/18 season, Vitesse claimed the sixth spot in the regular part of Eredivisie, winning the knockout phase and securing a place in the Europa League. It is noteworthy that the Miners’ opponents have twice defeated Ajax (2-1, 3-2) during the league season, also claiming a home win at Feyenoord (3-1).
Coach, leaders and newcomers
Back in March, it became known that the head coach Henk Frazer had said goodbye to the club, with Leonid Slutsky to get in charge of the team in the new season. Before that, the Russian specialist worked at Hull City in the English Championship. In the summer, the Arnhemans made a few acquisitions, primarily strengthening the defensive third: from England came Slutsky’s friend Max Clark and the player Jake Clarke-Salter on loan from Chelsea U21, as well as the Danish player Rasmus Thelander from Zurich.
The attacking leaders of Vitesse are Bryan Linssen (16 goals in the last championship) and Tim Matavz (14). Also, the top scorer of the Algerian championship Oussama Darfalou has joined the team.
Shakhtar played vs Vitesse on July 2, 2016, at the training camp in the Netherlands. Zhang and van Bergen scored goals for the Yellow-and-Blacks. The Miners played with the following squad: Kanibolotskyi (Sarnavskyi, 66), Danchenko, Kryvtsov, Ordets, Ismaily, Tankovskyi, Malyshev, Marlos (Nem, 66), Taison (Zubkov, 76), Ferreyra (Dentinho, 66), Eduardo (Totovytskyi, 66).
Where to watch it?
The match between Shakhtar and Vitesse kicks off at 19:00 Kyiv time (EET) on July 9. The live broadcast will be aired on Futbol 2 channel.
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Vs. Vitesse history
Jacques Lemans Arena
Referee: Emil Ristoskov