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16 hours ago

Luiz Adriano full of ambition for Brazil and Shakhtar Donetsk

It was goals galore for Shakhtar Donetsk and Luiz Adriano who tallied five goals, four of which were in the first half against BATE Borisov.

Mention Luiz Adriano to any Shakhtar Donetsk fan or keen observer of the UEFA Champions League and they would invariably show bemusement over the bagel-shaped number of national team call-ups the striker had until Thursday when he was handed a maiden Brazil call-up by manager Dunga.

There are several explanations for this absence, the most important one being the obscurity of the Ukrainian Premier League and Shakhtar's iron grip on their domestic league in the last five seasons. One could also...

1 day ago

UEFA probing BATE over Shakhtar striker Luiz Adriano's racism claims

The ESPN FC crew debate whether or not Luiz Adriano should get called up by Brazil, discuss the possible candidates for the Houston Dynamo head coaching vacancy and more.

UEFA has opened an investigation into the conduct of BATE Borisov supporters after Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano reported being racially abused during Tuesday's Champions League group-stage clash.

After scoring five goals in Shakhtar's 7-0 win in Belarus, the 27-year-old was quoted as saying by the club's official website: "There were unpleasant shouts, racist ones. Supporters behaved improperly and that is why I am disappointed and feel resentment. It was an ugly act from their side."

UEFA...

By ESPN Staff
3 days ago

ESPN FC Extra Time: Adriano hits five

The ESPN FC crew debate whether or not Luiz Adriano should get called up by Brazil, discuss the possible candidates for the Houston Dynamo head coaching vacancy and more.

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By ESPN Staff
3 days ago

ESPN FC Extra Time: Adriano hits five

The ESPN FC crew debate whether or not Luiz Adriano should get called up by Brazil, discuss the possible candidates for the Houston Dynamo head coaching vacancy and more.

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By ESPN Staff
3 days ago

UCL Player of the Day: Luiz Adriano

It was goals galore for Shakhtar Donetsk and Luiz Adriano who tallied five goals, four of which were in the first half against BATE Borisov.

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