Shakhtar in the Netherlands: local miners

Friday, July 8, 2016



In the afternoon, Paulo Fonseca gathered his charges on the field again: the exercises were aimed at organising attacks with the wingers joining in

At the end of session, the players practised free-kicks.

Interesting fact. In Horst, the Pitmen train at the base of the local football club RKSV Wittenhorst. Theb amateur team play in the regional league. It turns out that some parallels can be drawn between the Ukrainian and Dutch clubs. As Miner, Wittenhorst was founded in 1936, and the official colours of amateur team are similar to those of the Donetsk side, being orange and black.

Tomorrow morning, the team will have another training. At 5 pm Kyiv time (EET), the team will have the closing friendly as part of the training camp in the Netherlands. Shakhtar’s opponents are Nordsjælland, Denmark.

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