Champion of Ukraine Shakhtar start preparing for the playoffs of the Champions League and domestic fixtures.
For the first 10-day training camp, the Pitmen’s head coach Paulo Fonseca took 26 players, including the main winter beginner Dodo, and Mykola Matviyenko and Dmitry Grechishkin, who returned from leases in the “Vorskla” and “Dawn” respectively.
In Turkey, Shakhtar went without a captain Darijo Srna is a Croatian defender since September, did not leave the field due to a positive doping test.
The Shakhtar at the training camp in Turkey:
Goalkeepers: Andriy Pyatov, Nikita Shevchenko, Oleg Kudryk
Defence: Yaroslav Rakitskiy And Serhiy Kryvtsov, Ivan Ordets, Bogdan Butko, David Khocholava, Ismaily, Dodo, Nicholas Matvienko
Midfielders: Taras Stepanenko, Maxim Malyshev, Viktor Kovalenko, Alexander Zubkov, Ivan Petryak, Oleksandr Pikhalyonok, Alan Patrick, Marlos, Fred, Bernard, Dentinho, Taison, Dmytro Hrechyshkin
Forwards: Gustavo Blanco Leshchuk, Facundo Ferreyra.
In Turkey, Shakhtar is planning two test matches against the champion of Bulgaria “Ludogorets” and “Dinamo”Zagreb.
The first official match in the second half of the season “Shakhtar” will hold on February 21 in Kharkov – in the 1/8 finals of the champion of Ukraine will play against the Italian “Roma”.