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Shakhtar v Young Boys: preview

Monday, July 25, 2016



In the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round game, the Pitmen are to take on Young Boys. We bring you the encounter preview

July 26, Lviv, Arena Lviv, 21:45
Live broadcast on Ukraina and Futbol 1 TV channels

Before the match

Shakhtar are preparing to play their opening game in European competitions with Paulo Fonseca at the helm. On Sunday, the team trained in Vinnyky, while today, on the eve of the match against Young Boys, they are conducting an open training session at the Arena Lviv.

Referee - Serdar Gözübüyük (Netherlands)
Assistant referees - Hessel Steegstra, Charles Schaap (Netherlands)
Fourth official - Jeroen Manschot (Netherlands)
UEFA Referee observer - Sándor Piller (Hungary)


On July 23, Young Boys played an opener in the 2016/17 Swiss League. The charges of Adi Hütter claimed a 2-0 away victory over St. Gallen. Leonardo Bertone and Yuya Kubo put their names on the scoresheet.

The team had the following line-up: Mvogo, Sutter, Vilotic, Rocha, Lecjaks, Bertone, Sanogo (Gajić, 85), Rave, Sulejmani (Obexer, 88), Gerndt (Kubo, 81), Hoarau.

Match background

The teams have never met in official matches. At the same time, Shakhtar and Young Boys had 7 friendly meetings. The Pitmen claimed 4 wins, the Swiss won twice, one more encounter ended in a draw. The goal difference is 17-12 in favour of the Orange-Blacks.


Paulo Fonseca is Shakhtar’s tenth head coach in the European competition history.

Young Boys are the Pitmen’s fifth Swiss opponents in European competitions.

You can leave your prediction for the Shakhtar vs Young Boys match in the Guess the Score game. Following the results of July and August, the winner will receive a Shakhtar shirt, and the other prize winners will receive gifts from the club and Nike company.

Photo courtesy of FC Young Boys