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Shakhtar Donetsk

Fans deaths casts shadow over Dortmund draw

Players of Borussia Dortmund celebrate after scoring against Shakhtar Donetsk. Photo: AP

Germany defender Mats Hummels’s late header gave Borussia Dortmund a Champions League lifeline with a 2-2 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk in Wednesday’s last 16, first-leg, clash.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Antonio Conte to return to touchline for Juventus

Antonio Conte

After their midweek Champions League celebrations, Juventus resume the weekly grind of Serie A with a potentially tricky away trip to Palermo that signals coach Antonio Conte's return to the touchline.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am

Chelsea need win and favour from Shakhtar against Juve

Chelsea's interim head coach Rafael Benitez. Photo: AP

Chelsea's under-fire manager Rafael Benitez believes Shakhtar Donetsk can beat Juventus today and open an escape hatch for his side to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.

5 Dec 2012 - 2:16am

Professionals must remember only the ref can stop a match

Unrepentant: Luiz Adriano (right)

Whatever happened to "play to the whistle"? By taking matters into their own hands and stopping play, players are only putting themselves in the dock, on the block, and up the proverbial garden path. When a player apparently suffers an injury during play, referees are the only ones who have the authority to decide whether or not to stop a match. Players ignore this at their peril.

22 Nov 2012 - 11:43pm

Di Matteo urges Chelsea to tighten after narrow win

Chelsea's John Obi Mikel challenges Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Roberto di Matteo says Chelsea must tighten up defensively after seeing his side revitalise their Champions League title defence with a last-ditch 3-2 win at home to Shakhtar Donetsk.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:40am

Chelsea's blues after Shakhtar Donetsk defeat

Chelsea's David Luiz fights for the ball with Shakhtar's Luiz Adriano during their Champions League match. Photo: AFP

Roberto Di Matteo's thoughts quickly turned to Chelsea's return game with Shakhtar Donetsk after seeing his side beaten 2-1 by the Ukrainian champions in Champions League group E.

25 Oct 2012 - 3:18am

'Dashing' Chelsea ready for Shakhtar Donetsk

Chelsea have vowed to persist with the dashing soccer that has taken them four points clear in the Premier League, as they prepare for today's trip to in-form Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:58am