Donetsk Shakhtar FC has beaten German Wolfsburg with a score 2:1 away in the first match of the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Europa League. The match was held without spectators in connection with the epidemic of COVID-19 coronavirus in the world.
In the 17th minute, the score was opened by forward of the national team of Ukraine Junior Moraes. Five minutes later, the national team of Ukraine was able to follow up on their success, but Viktor Kovalenko did not convert a penalty. At the very end of the first half, the penalty was not converted by forward of Wolfsburg, Waut Weghorst.
In the debut of the second half, defender of the German team John Brooks equalized the score. And in the 73rd minute, Brazilian midfielder Marcos Antonio again brought the guests ahead and eventually brought Shakhtar a victory.
The return match, according to the competition calendar, was supposed to be held in Kharkiv on March 19, but its holding, like the rest of the matches of European football tournaments, is now up in the air because of the situation with COVID-19 coronavirus.
Donetsk Shakhtar Football Club has reached the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Europa League.
After defeating the Portuguese Benfica a week ago in Kharkiv with a score of 2:1, Shakhtar played a 3:3 draw in the second leg in Lisbon, which allowed them to advance to the next round of the tournament.
As a result, Shakhtar went further and will learn its next rival on Friday, February 28
Shakhtar Donetsk FC has defeated the Portuguese Benfica with a score 2:1 at home in the first match of the 1/16 finals of the UEFA Europa League.
In the first half of the match in Kharkiv, the teams did not score goals. At the 56th minute, the score in this meeting was opened by the Shakhtar’s Brazilian midfielder Alan Patrick. Ten minutes later, the guests gave away a penalty, which was implemented by Pizzi. And at the 72nd minute, Viktor Kovalenko scored the second goal, which eventually brought Shakhtar a victory.
The second match will be played in Lisbon on February 27.
FC Shakhtar Donetsk will meet with Lisbon’s Benfica in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32, season 2019/20. This was determined by the draw in Switzerland’s Nyon on Monday, December 16.
Both teams got into the playoffs, ranking third in their groups at the previous stage of the UEFA Champions League.
Round of 32 matches are scheduled for February 20 and February 27, 2020. The first game will be hosted by Kharkiv.
The draw also showed other pairs of the Europa League playoffs: Wolves (ENG) v Espanyol (ESP); Sporting CP (POR) v İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR); Getafe (ESP) v Ajax (NED); Bayer Leverkusen (GER) v Porto (POR); Copenhagen (DEN) v Celtic (SCO); APOEL (CYP) v Basel (SUI); CFR Cluj (ROU) v Sevilla (ESP); Olympiacos (GRE) v Arsenal (ENG); AZ Alkmaar (NED) v LASK (AUT); Club Brugge (BEL) v Manchester United (ENG); Ludogorets (BUL) v Internazionale Milano (ITA); Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) v Salzburg (AUT); Wolfsburg (GER) v Malmö (SWE); Roma (ITA) v Gent (BEL), and Rangers (SCO) v Braga (POR).
FC Shakhtar Donetsk has beaten Dynamo Kyiv in Kharkiv in the match of the 14th round of the Ukrainian Premier League with 1:0 score. The only goal in the 18th minute was scored by “miners'” defender Serhiy Kryvtsov.
In the 82nd minute after the cries of Dynamo fans, which he considered insulting, the Brazilian Shakhtar midfielder Tyson showed an indecent gesture to the stands and was removed from the field.
After this incident, the referee took the teams off the field for several minutes and interrupted the match. Then the game still continued.
After 14 rounds, Shakhtar is leading in the championship of Ukraine with 40 points. The Luhansk Zaria takes the second place with 28 points. Desna and Dynamo scored 27 points each
Shakhtar Donetsk has tied the score (2:2) with the Croatian Dinamo (Zagreb) in the match of the third round of the Champions League group stage.
On the 16th minute, the score in the match was opened by Ukrainian midfielder Yevhen Konoplianka. But on the 25th minute Spaniard Dani Olmo equalized the score.
On the 60th minute, midfielder Mislav Oršić put the guests ahead from the penalty spot, which was appointed after goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov’s foul on forward Mario Gavranović.
But on the 75th minute, the replacing Brazilian flank defender Dodo, after a good pass from his compatriot Alan Patrick, evened the result on the scoreboard.