Our forecast for the upcoming Europa League game:
Amine Harit, the player who was highlighted:
Amine Harit is a professional football player from Morocco who was born in France. He currently plays for Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga. On June 18, 1997, he was born in Pontoise and started his early football training in the outskirts of Paris, where he learned the fundamentals of the sport with Argentuil C.O.
After a four-year stint at Esperance Paris 19eme, the offensive midfielder transferred to the renowned French team Paris Saint-Germain. However, he soon went back to Esperance Paris 19eme and then signed with another French club, Red Star, in 2011. He then joined Nantes the following year, ultimately concluding his youth career there.
Amine Harit joined the senior team for les Canaris and scored one goal in 30 games for Nantes before signing with Bundesliga team Schalke 04. He played twice for France’s U21 team, but now plays for Morocco at the senior level. Harit, who can also play as a winger, made his debut for Morocco on October 7, 2017 against Gabon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Team in focus (Shakhtar Donetsk):
Even though they were established in 1936, Shakhtar Donetsk had difficulty winning the Ukrainian Premier League until 2002. However, they have since become the top team in Ukrainian football, winning their ninth domestic trophy in 2014.
Shakhtar Donetsk used to compete at Donbass Arena, but due to the conflict in Donbass, the team relocated to Arena Lviv. In 2009, under the leadership of Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu, the Miners triumphed in the UEFA Cup final against Werder Bremen. Croatian defender Dario Srna was awarded the man of the match. Dynamo Kiev is regarded as Shakhtar Donetsk’s top opponent and there has always been intense competition between the two teams.
Shakhtar shares a competitive relationship with Metalurh Donetsk and the two neighboring teams compete against each other in the Donetsk Derby. Former Shakhtar players Willian of Chelsea, Mkhitaryan of Manchester United, and Fernandinho of Manchester City have all played for the team in the past.