Shakhtar 'have to win for country' against CelticTaras Stepanenko's Shakhtar drew with Celtic in Warsaw last monthChampions League: Celtic v Shakhtar DonetskVenue: Celtic Park, Glasgow Date: Tuesday, 25 October Time: 20:00 BSTCoverage: Listen to commentary on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sounds and follow live on the BBC Sport website & appWhen Shakhtar Donetsk captain Taras Stepanenko steps onto the pitch at Celtic Park on Tuesday, he'll be hoping to bring some cheer to the club's supporters in Ukraine.
"I got up at five in the morning and saw the first explosions on a factory or something like that, " he says. "I thought something had happened as my house was near a military base. I thought it was military preparations. But then we started to read the news and check our phones. We realised the war had started. " Stepanenko was among a number of players who were able to leave the country, managing to flee with his young children, carrying just a suitcase. Following their escape, Shakhtar played a number of charity matches in Europe before returning to Ukraine for the start of the country's Premier League season. In September, they drew with Celtic in Warsaw - their Champions League matches being played in Poland due to safety concerns.
Over the past few weeks, attacks on Kyiv and Lviv - where the team have been based of late - have increased. Without a permanent home, the players can spend up to 11 hours getting to and from matches, but some respite came when Shakhtar were allowed to call off their domestic game to prepare for the trip to Scotland. "We move from city to city and country to country. I can't say I stay in one place, " Stepanenko says. "It's quite difficult because usually you don't have time to recover. " Many of the players in the squad have risen through the ranks of Shakhtar's academy after most of the club's foreign players left at the start of the invasion, with a contingent of 15 dropping to three. "The academy players feel the spirit of the club, they feel the commitment of being citizens of Ukraine and they are like one collective, " Stepanenko says.
Is Celtic vs Shakhtar Donetsk on TV? Stream details, kick-off Yes, the game will be broadcast live exclusively on BT Sport 3. Coverage begins at 7.15pm - 45 minutes before kick-off. The match will also
"We're like a big family. " It's hoped that the Champions League will also help bring attention back to the ever-changing situation in Ukraine. "We try to play football for our country. We have to win, " he says. "It's important that everyone knows what is happening in Ukraine and support the country. It's a very important message. "Beyond Tuesday's Champions League match, what are Stepanenko's hopes for the future? "What do I dream about? " he says. "Peace in Ukraine.
However, their European form doesn’t make for great reading, despite some encouraging performances. A 1-1 draw away to Shakthar in Warsaw on matchday two is the only point Celtic have to show for their endeavour in the competition so far and they must beat the Ukrainian outfit to stand any chances of reaching the knockout stages. Should they manage to do so, it would be the Parkhead club’s first success at home in the Champions League since the 2013/14 campaign against Ajax. Shakhtar were granted a free weekend domestically to allow for extra preparation time ahead of their trip to Glasgow and they took the opportunity to train at their base in Vynnysky before flying to Scotland.
Celtic vs. Shakhtar Donetsk - prediction, team news, lineups In a game that could have significant permutations for Group F, we expect both sides to put on an entertaining spectacle and create plenty
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Coverage begins at 7. 15pm - 45 minutes before kick-off. The match will also be available to live stream on the BT Sport app, which is free to download on iOS and Android phones and tablets. A pay-per-view option will be available via CelticTV and can be purchased through the club’s official website. BBC Sportsound will provide online and radio updates throughout the match. How to sign up to BT SportBT Sport is available to customers with an existing BT package by the following options:The “Big Sport” package, which teams BT Sport channels with Sky’s NOW Sport packages, is available for £41 per month (24 month contract, upfront fee: £39. 99)BT’s standard “Sport” package, which includes BT Sport 1, 2, 3 and 4, is available for £16.
They currently sit second in the Ukrainian Premier League behind leaders Dnipro-1 having gained 19 points from their opening seven fixtures. An impressive 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig on matchday one and a 1-1 draw against holders Real Madrid on matchday four underlines the scale of the task Celtic face against Igor Jovicevic’s side. We’ve gathered all the information you need on the match and how to watch it below…Where is the game taking place & what time does the match kick-off? Who: Celtic vs Shakhtar DonetskWhat: UEFA Champions League - Group F (Matchday 5)Where: Parkhead, GlasgowWhen: Tuesday, October 25th – kick-off 8pm (UK time)How to watch on TV – Is there a live stream? Yes, the game will be broadcast live exclusively on BT Sport 3.
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