Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu believes his side having to play their Champions League games away from home will not hit their chances of progressing from Group H.
Shakhtar meet Porto on Tuesday in Lviv, where they could well be based for the duration of their campaign due to ongoing military activity in their home city.
A sell-out 35,000 crowd is expected at the Lviv Arena and Lucescu told a press conference: "It is not easy but we should adapt to the situation and be prepared for the games.
Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu says the club are desperate to "come back home" after being relocated to Lviv as a result of the conflict in Ukraine, although he is unsure as to when that will happen.
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Shakhtar were forced to move away from the Donbass Arena in their native Donetsk in July due to the clashes between government forces and pro-Russian rebels that have been taking place in the country.
The Ukrainian champions have set up their...
Shakhtar Donetsk battled to a 0-0 draw at Athletic Bilbao as both sides kicked off their Champions League Group H Champions League campaigns at the San Mames Stadium.
Mircea Lucescu's stubborn side refused to give an inch to their Spanish hosts and also posed questions on the counter to remind Bilbao how tricky it can be at this level.
Los Leones, who are back in the group stages for the first time since 1998-99, toiled for long periods against the Ukrainian champions and made a mess of what opportunities...