Shakhtar arrived in Madrid

After 4.5 hours in the air, the plane with the players and coaching staff on board landed in the capital of Spain. Here, on 15 September, the Donetsk team will play their game against Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage. Players and coaches of Shakhtar U19 arrived in Spain together with the senior team; on that same day young Pitmen will face their peers from Real Madrid in the UEFA Youth League.

Shakhtar’s nearest plans involve checking into hotels (senior and youth teams will be staying in different hotels) and taking a rest. Monday will be rich in events for both teams. Players will hold theory sessions and training. The senior team’s session will be open to the media - but only the opening 15 minutes. It will be preceded by a Mircea Lucescu press conference and one of Shakhtar’s players. Follow the news on our website.