Shakhtar Donetsk, the only Ukrainian team to qualify for the group stage of UEFA’s 2023-24 Champions League, learned who they will face at a draw in Monaco in the evening of Aug. 31.
The Miners were drawn into a relatively easy Group H alongside Spain’s Barcelona, Portugal’s Porto, and Belgium’s Royal Antwerp.
The group stage will kick off later this month on Sept. 19-20, with the final group stage matches set for Dec. 12-13.
The itinerant Ukrainian champions will play their home games at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, Germany, the club’s press service announced on Aug. 18.
Before Russia’s full-scale invasion of 2022, but following Russia’s hybrid invasion of 2014, the black-and-orange have called several cities other than occupied Donetsk their temporary home, including Lviv, Kharkiv, and Kyiv.
Shakhtar scored an away victory against Kolos Kovalivka in their last outing and currently sit atop the Ukrainian Premier League (UPL).
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