The Champions League draw has been finalised. Here's a preview for Group H:
1. Athletic Bilbao
3. Shakhtar Donetsk
4. BATE Borisov
Athletic Bilbao (Soccer Power Index (SPI) chance to advance: 60.8 percent)
The only group in which the top seed will not finish first? Athletic have already upset some expectations by driving past Rafa Benitez's Napoli, a victory that was fully deserved. It further emphasised that this is a hugely impressive core of players, particular...
Angel Di Maria said farewell to his Real Madrid teammates at the weekend and is apparently on his way to Manchester United. There will be time to evaluate where he might fit in at Old Trafford once the deal is done (if it gets done), but in the interim, there are some basic considerations to be made.
First and foremost, Di Maria's departure has been telegraphed all summer. He was offered a new deal, but asked to be moved on, ostensibly because, with James Rodriguez joining Cristiano Ronaldo and ...
The stadium of Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, the Donbass Arena, has been hit by two explosions, although no casualties have been reported.
The stadium, a venue for the Euro 2012 championships, came close to being shelled two days ago when one man was slightly injured by mortar blasts that landed just 500 metres away and caused heavy damage to the surrounding area.
Early on Saturday morning, however, the Donbass Arena was hit as fighting continues in Ukraine between troops ...
Shakhtar Donetsk forward Douglas Costa has revealed his dream of following in the footsteps of his idol, Ronaldinho, by joining AC Milan.
Costa arrived in Italy on Tuesday where Shakhtar will spend the next few days preparing for the new Ukrainian season, starting with a 1-1 friendly draw with Hellas Verona on Tuesday night.
If he were to be given the choice, however, the 23-year-old would not return to Ukraine at the ...