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The Champions League match Shakhtar – Lyon was moved from Kharkov

Матч Лиги Чемпионов «Шахтер» - «Лион» перенесен из ХарьковаUEFA decided to postpone the match of the sixth round of the Champions League between Shakhtar and Lyon.

UEFA General Secretary, and Giorgio Marchetti confirmed that due to the introduction in the Kharkiv region of martial law, Shakhtar will not be able to take Olympique Lyonnais at the stadium “Metalist”.

“The matches UEFA does not take place in areas where there is martial law. The meeting between Shakhtar and Lyon will not be held in Kharkov. We don’t know yet which city will host this match”, – quotes the words of Marchetti AFP.

According to the “Football 1”, Shakhtar and Lyon can play in Kiev. The decision to postpone the Champions League match in the capital of Ukraine can be taken in the coming hours.

It should be noted that on December 13 Dynamo in the match of group stage of the Europa League at the NSC “Olympic” will play with “Jablonec”. Thus, in the case of the transfer of the match Shakhtar – Lyon in the Kiev team, most likely, will play at the stadium “Dynamo” named after Valeriy
Lobanovsky, which seats less than 17 thousand people.

Shakhtar and Olympique Lyonnais on December 12 in face-to-face match will compete for a spot in the playoffs of the Champions League. “Miners” to exit the group only needed to win, the French will settle for a draw.

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