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4th in UEFA Champions League
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2dMichael Yokhin

Man United target Fred: Five things to know

Fred has learned much from Ronaldinho, Dunga and Fernandinho and will wear Brazil's yellow at the World Cup. Is Old Trafford next on his journey?

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9dPA Sport

Shakhtar's Fonseca to stay amid West Ham links

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca, who had been linked with the West Ham manager's job, has signed a new two-year contract at the Ukrainian club.

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25dPeter O'Rourke

Arsenal eye Shakhtar boss Fonseca - sources

Paulo Fonseca, in his second season at Shakhtar Donetsk, has been approached by Arsenal to gauge his interest in replacing Arsene Wenger.

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73dBen Gladwell

Shakhtar's Ferreyra sorry for ball boy push

Ferreyra raced to retrieve the ball with Shakhtar needing to equalise to reach the quarterfinals and pushed the ball boy, sparking clashes.

73dESPN staff

Roma boss 'knew' Shakhtar would slip up

Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco said his side were waiting for Shakhtar Donetsk to "make a mistake" that would allow them to advance.

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73dESPN staff

Shakhtar CEO: Fred moving to Manchester

Shakhtar Donetsk fully expect star midfielder Fred to sign for either Manchester City or Manchester United next summer, the Ukrainian club's CEO said.

73dESPN staff

Dzeko strikes as Roma advance to quarters

A second-half strike from Edin Dzeko sent Roma into the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a 1-0 home victory against 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk.

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74dMichael Yokhin

Shakhtar's Brazilian connection nearing end

Shakhtar Donetsk has long been the jumping off point for talented Brazilians to debut in Europe, but sadly that project seems to be nearing its end.

93dESPN staff

Fred nets winner as Shakhtar beat Roma

Shakhtar Donetsk pulled off a second-half comeback to beat Roma 2-1 in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg in Ukraine on Wednesday night.

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102dESPN staff

ESPN FC writers' round-of-16 predictions

Which eight clubs will make it through to the Champions League quarterfinals? Here are our writers' predictions.

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107dJonathan Smith

Fred will move to Manchester City - Lucescu

Lucescu, now the Turkey national team manager, said Fred will follow in the footsteps of Fernandinho, who moved from Shakhtar to City.

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124dJonathan Smith

Man City eye £40m move for Fred - sources

Manchester City are considering a January move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred in a bid to get a head start on their summer transfer business.

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139dESPN staff

Shakhtar's Fred keen on Man City move

Brazil international Fred has indicated that he would relish the chance to join Manchester City amid links with the Premier League leaders.

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150dMichael Yokhin

Fred a perfect fit for Man City?

Man City already have a terrific Brazilian central midfielder in Fernandinho and Shakhtar's Fred could soon join him at the Etihad as his understudy.

RankingsUEFA Champions League

Goal Difference0Tied-18th
Goals Scored1122nd
Goals Conceded11Tied-9th