Heavy shelling of FC Desna’s stadium in Ukraine leaves crater in pitch – video | Football

FC Desna’s stadium in Chernihiv, 100 miles north of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, has suffered huge damage due to heavy shelling in the area. A large crater can be seen in the middle of the playing field, while the stands and other facilities are either crumbling or covered in debris. 

Desna were playing in the Ukrainian Premier League before it was suspended due to the ongoing Russian invasion, and played their first European game in 2020, against Wolfsburg in the Europa League. The stadium, officially named the Chernihiv Olympic Sports Training Centre, was once named after the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

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