Gunshots echo around the city. It is a scary time. The almighty Russia is at war with one of its own ‘allies’, Ukraine. The city of Donetsk, which held an international event only two years ago, is not a place for the faint hearted. The Ukrainians have succumbed to the pro-Russian rebels, who have control of the closed, and battered, Donetsk International Airport.
The home of Shakhtar Donestk
But, there is one place the people of the city look too for light, happiness and joy, a place to forget their worries, and cry, celebrate and act as one. Fifty-one thousand people forget what is going on outside the stadium, the fighting cannot be heard. Instead, passionate cheers break out when the ball hits the back of the net. It offers hope and belief that despite the current situation, a place to forget, and to fight together, to reach glory.
Taison scoring the equaliser against Manchester United, October 2013
Shakhtar Donetsk – The Shining Light in a Crisis.
Aims- To win the Ukrainian Premier League
- To win the Ukrainian Cup
- To win the Europa League
- To win the Champions League
- To win UEFA Super Cup
- Develop a completely homegrown squad
- Go top of Ukrainian Hall of Fame
- Manage the national team of the nationality of the manager
- Go unbeaten
- Get stadium expanded