Champions League season: That’s why Shakhtar Donetsk plays in Hamburg

EIt’s a long journey that Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk had to travel to play their first Champions League group stage game against Porto in Hamburg on Tuesday (21:00 on Champions League ticker FAZ and on DAZN). . With the airspace over Ukraine closed due to Russia’s war of aggression, Dutch coach Patrick van Leeuwen and his players had to take a bus from Lviv to Rzeszow, Poland.

Then we took a plane to Northern Germany. In Lvov, Shakhtar, which fled the embattled Donbass region in 2014 and has since settled in Kiev to play matches, played a league match on Saturday against Obolon (1-0), a club in the capital, for logistical reasons.

Source: Frantfurter Allgemeine

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