Shakhtar Donetsk To Wear 'Old' Kit vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid will face Shakhtar Donetsk in the first match of Group B in the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Wednesday 21 October 2020. If you have followed Shakhtar Donetsk's progress to the Europa League semi-finals last season, you will certainly notice that the Ukrainians are not wearing new jerseys.

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The reason for Shakhtar to wear their kit of last season is simple - they did not release any new kit.

There are two reasons why Nike did not release a new home shrit for Shakhtar - first, Nike only has released a new home kit for Shakhtar every two years. Second, it was widely reported that the FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2020-21 kits would be already made by Puma. The new deal, however, sees Puma making the kits only from 2021-2022. Nike did not release a new Shakhtar 2020-21 kit.

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In fact, the Shakhtar Donetsk away kit to be used in 2020-21 was already released in summer 2018.

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