Shakhtar in the Netherlands: coaches play ball, too

Wednesday, July 6, 2016



The morning training session on July 6, the day of a friendly game against Club Brugge, was rather short

After warming up, the team focused on set play - perfecting corners and flank free kicks. Oleh Danchenko and Maksym Malyshev returned to the main group while Ismaily and Mykyta Shevchenko trained separately.

- After the game with Vitesse I was running a fever, - says Shakhtar midfielder Maksym Malyshev. - I could not train for three days. Now I feel much better.

After the session, the coaching staff decided to play a game of 'tennisball'. Paulo Fonseca's team included Nuno Campos and Pedro Moreira, while the opposing team consisted of Miguel Cardoso, Igor Duljaj and António Ferreira. Tiago Leal acted as a referee. In a bitter struggle Miguel Cardoso's team won with the final score being 2-1.

Next on Shakhtar's schedule is lunch and departure for the game. The kick off for the Club Brugge vs Shakhtar match is7:30 pm Kyiv time (EET). You can watch the game live on Futbol 2 

TV channel, or follow live stream text online on

You can purchase the Pitmen's training kits in our online shop.