After the introduction in ten regions of Ukraine of martial law, the miner had to find a new place for the final match of the group stage of the Champions League against Lyon
As a consequence, a duel which was to take place on 12 December in Kharkov at OSK Metalist was moved to Kiev at the NSC Olympic, the official website of the Donetsk club.
We will remind that on the eve of the decision on the ban on holding matches in the Ukrainian regions where martial law or in locations that can be reached only through such a region was taken by the Union of European football associations (UEFA).
It is worth noting that last week, UEFA also postponed game of the group round of the Europa League Vorskla Poltava — Arsenal from Poltava to Kiev.
Thus, the match of the final round of the group stage of the Champions League Shakhtar vs Lyon will be held on December 12 at the Olympic NSC in Kiev. The meeting will begin at 22:00.
After five games played, the miner with five points ranks third in the Quartet, and Lyon, having scored seven points, located at the second position. To qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, Shakhtar must beat the French club in the upcoming fight.
It should be noted that after the game against Lyon the following day, December 13, at the Olympic NSC is to be held the match of the final round of the group round of the Europa League Dinamo — Jablonec.
Earlier it was reported that the UEFA Executive Committee took the decision about the use of system VAR in the Champions League in this season’s competition.
During its meeting in Dublin, the Executive Committee of the European football Union has approved the introduction of videophones arbitrators (VAR) in the main European club tournament from 1/8 final. Thus, the technology has already been successfully operating in the European Championships, will appear in the Champions League in February 2019.
Earlier, UEFA has changed the start time in the Champions League this season.
As reported Politeka, the European football Union will also create a new tournament for European clubs. Its launch is to be held in season 2021/22.
Also Politeka wrote about how much will the miner for performance in the Champions League.