The principle defender of Shakhtar Donetsk Nikolay Matvienko won’t assist the group within the opening match of the Champions League with the Portuguese “Porto”. Coach Patrick van Leeuwen’s group didn’t embrace the participant within the squad for the sport, which is able to happen on Tuesday, September 19.
The match is being hosted by the Volksparkstadion stadium in Hamburg, Germany. GLOBAL HAPPENINGS will broadcast the match between Shakhtar and Porto on-line. The assembly begins at 22:00 Kyiv time.
Matvienko was injured on September 9 throughout a qualifying match for the 2024 European Championship, through which the Ukrainian nationwide group drew with England (1:1). The participant was changed in the course of the break of the match and has not appeared on the sector since then, lacking not solely the assembly with Italy, but additionally with Obolon.
Additionally One other defender won’t play towards Porto – Valery Bondar. “Among the defenders have been out for a number of weeks now and I believe the opposite gamers have finished a very good job of their positions. We gained’t have sufficient of them, however we now have sufficient high quality gamers to proceed to enhance,” Van Leeuwen mentioned.
As GLOBAL HAPPENINGS reported, Russian invaders killed the brother of the primary goalkeeper of Shakhtar Donetsk and the Ukrainian nationwide group Dmitry the Ripper.