Previous
Ivory Coast
Togo
4:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Congo DR
Morocco
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Málaga
Real Sociedad
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Osmanlispor
Besiktas
4:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Wellington Phoenix FC
Melbourne Victory
ESPN3 6:45 AM UTC Jan 17, 2017
Game Details
Next
Sevilla FCSevilla FC
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
3
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 5 - 3
Game Details
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Sevilla FCSevilla FC
2
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
BragaBraga
4
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 6 - 1
Game Details
BragaBraga
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Shakhtar players return to training

Shakhtar Donetsk players Douglas Costa, Alex Teixeira, Dentinho and Ismaily have now returned to training with the club.

Scout's Notebook: Facundo Ferreyra worth a gamble

The Brazilians were the last remaining players to return to duty of the six who remained in Geneva after a friendly against Lyon earlier this month, citing concerns over their safety amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Shakhtar have since relocated away from the Donetsk region until the situation stabilises and are now training in Kiev while playing home matches in Lviv.

Fred was the first of the six players to report back for duty, with Facundo Ferreyra following soon afterwards, and Shakhtar CEO Sergei Palkin had said at the weekend that the others were due to return.

Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov said the return of the remaining players was "almost like a birthday present for coach Mircea Lucescu," who turned 69 on Tuesday.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.