SHAKHTAR DONETSK coach Mircea Lucescu quickly switched his focus to the biggest prize in European club football after seeing his side become the last-ever winners of the UEFA Cup.
EUROPE'S last UEFA Cup final had Brazil stamped all over it, but it was Shakhtar Donetsk's skilful imports from South America who were celebrating victory over Werder Bremen.
SHAKHTAR Donetsk became the last winners of the UEFA Cup by defeating Werder Bremen 2-1 in the final in Istanbul tonight.
MANCHESTER City rediscovered that winning mentality but it was Hamburg who secured a place in the semi-finals of the Uefa Cup.
MANCHESTER CITY manager Mark Hughes is convinced his expensively-assembled side can still reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup.
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MANCHESTER City manager Mark Hughes has hinted strongly that Martin Petrov will play some part in tonight's Uefa Cup quarter-final first leg against Hamburg.
MARTIN PETROV could return for Manchester City in tomorrow's UEFA Cup quarter-final tie with Hamburg.
SV HAMBURG manager Martin Jol feels his side will be up against one of the best six sides in England when they take on Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Uefa Cup.
MANCHESTER City snatched a place in the Uefa Cup quarter-finals last night despite a dramatic late collapse in Aalborg.
MANCHESTER CITY boss Mark Hughes will guard against complacency by telling his side not to sit back against Aalborg tonight.
NO action will be taken against Aston Villa and Tottenham for fielding weakened sides in the Uefa Cup despite the competition's regulations stating that full-strength teams should be picked.
WEMBLEY Stadium appears poised to be named by Uefa next week as the venue for the 2011 Champions League final.
YESTERDAY'S Uefa Cup draw threw up the possibility of an all-English clash in the last 16 if Aston Villa and Tottenham can knock out CSKA Moscow and Shakhtar Donetsk respectively in the last 32.
DAVID James' howler sent Portsmouth crashing out of Europe as they tumbled to a heart-breaking Uefa Cup defeat in Wolfsburg.
ASTON Villa advanced to the last 32 of the Uefa Cup despite crashing to defeat against 10-man MSK Zilina.