At full strength

Wednesday, September 11, 2019



Shakhtar are getting ready for the UPL round 7 game vs the league’s third best team Zorya Luhansk

The round’s major game

The team of Luis Castro are facing an important match in Kharkiv. Firstly, meetings with Zorya always see some uncompromising competition, with the Miners preparing for them very seriously. In addition, four days after the home game, Shakhtar will kick off their Champions League campaign vs the group favourites Manchester City (tickets are available). Secondly, after the international break, it is not easy to switch from international games to domestic competitions. In the remaining days, the Orange-and-Blacks will train once a day.

Internationals are back

On September 11, they held an evening session at the Sviatoshyn suburban complex. The players of the national team of Ukraine have joined the team. The players who participated in the friendly match vs Nigeria, trained in the general group for about an hour, later focussing on recovery. Junior Moraes, Andriy Pyatov, Viktor Kovalenko, Mykola Matviienko, and Bohdan Butko trained individually.

Konoplyanka’s first step

Yevhen Konoplyanka had the first full training session with his new team. The footballer knows many Shakhtar players as Ukraine internationals. The midfielder just goes into action, although it is noticeable that adaptation is easy for him and that he gives his all.

Tickets available

The Shakhtar vs Zorya match will be held at the OSK Metalist in Kharkiv on September 14. It starts at 17:00. You can purchase tickets at the stadium ticket office and online, at