Shakhtar arrives in Istanbul

Wednesday, August 17, 2016



The Pitmen went to their first leg match of the Europa League play-off round

The plane with the party of the Donetsk team on board headed for Istanbul on the morning of August 17. At 12:20 am Shakhtar landed in Turkey's largest airport.

Head coach Paulo Fonseca brought 22 players to Istanbul:

goalkeepers: Andriy Pyatov, Mykyta Shevchenko, Oleh Kudryk;

defenders: Olexandr Kucher, Darijo Srna, Yaroslav Rakitskyy, Ivan Ordets, Sergii Kryvtsov, Bohdan Butko, Ismaily;

midfielders: Taras Stepanenko, Maksym Malyshev, Viktor Kovalenko, Marlos, Fred, Wellington Nem, Tyson, Dentinho, Andriy Totovytskyi;

forwards: Yevhen Seleznov, Eduardo, Facundo Ferreyra.

The traditional media events are planned for the evening. At 6:30 pm there will be a press conference of Paulo Fonseca and Andriy Pyatov. And at 7 pm Shakhtar players will try out the turf on Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium.