Director General “Shakhtar” Sergei Palkin addressed to the President of Dynamo Igor Surkis with words of gratitude in facilitating the transfer of Champions League match with Lyon.
“I would like to thank the President “Dynamo” Igor Surkis for their understanding and support in the conduct of the match against Lyon in the arena Kiev club, taking into account the fact that Shakhtar is meeting of the year, which requires strong support from the fans” – wrote Palkin on his page on “Facebook”.
Shakhtar had to play against Lyon in Kharkov, but due to the introduction in the field of military regulations of UEFA did not sanction the match of the Champions League at the stadium “Metalist”.
“Dynamo” agreed to make concessions of UEFA and Shakhtar and allowed the Pitmen to take the “Lyon” at the NSC “Olympic”, although the next day after the match Kiev awaiting the duel of the sixth round of the group stage of the Europa League against the “Jablonec”.
Match “Shakhtar” – “Lyon” will be held on December 12. In case of victory of “miners” will be released in the playoffs of the Champions League, a draw would guarantee Shakhtar a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League.
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