Italian coach Roberto De Zerbi will become the head coach of Football Club Shakhtar for the next two seasons, the club’s official website reported on Tuesday.
“On May 25, the Italian specialist arrived in Kyiv and met with the Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov. During his two-day visit, Roberto De Zerbi will get acquainted with the infrastructure in the capital of Ukraine – the Miners’ training complex in Sviatoshyno and the NSC Olimpiysky where the team play their home matches,” the message reads.
The Italian became the 34th head coach in the history of Shakhtar.
Roberto De Zerbi was born in Brescia on June 6, 1979
He started his player career in the Milan youth team. He also played for Monza (1998), Padova (1998-2000), Avellino (2000-2001; 2008-2009), Lecco (2001-2002), Foggia (2002-2004), Arezzo (2004-2005), Catania (2005-2006), Napoli (2006-2008; 2009-2010), Brescia (2008), Romanian CFR Cluj (2010-2012) and Trento (2013).
His worked as a coach in such football clubs as Darfo Boario (2013-2014), Foggia (2014–2016), Palermo (2016), Benevento (2017-2018), and Sassuolo (2018-2021).
Shakhtar Donetsk Football Club has played a 0-0 draw with Inter Milan in the second round of the Champions League group stage.
At the Olympiysky National Sports Complex (NSC) on Tuesday, the Ukrainian champion managed to keep his gates intact in the match against the team, to which he lost with a score of 0:5 in the semifinals of the Europa League in Dusseldorf, Germany, in the mid-August.
In the first round, Shakhtar beat Real Madrid with a score of 3:2, and after two rounds, the “miners” have four points and the first place in the group so far.
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).