When Metalist Karkiv brought fitness coach Michel Huff on board in 2011, the Brazilian-born trainer wasn't sure how long he would stay in Ukraine. Three years later and still with Metalist, Huff told FIFA.com his incredible story.
With a look at the star players and key moments, FIFA.com reviews a Ukrainian Premier League season in which Shakhtar Donetsk cantered to a fourth straight title and Metalist Kharkiv denied Dynamo Kiev runners-up spot.
Sporting Lisbon claimed their place in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals as they clung on for a 1-1 draw to seal a 3-2 aggregate win over Metalist Kharkiv, who paid dearly for a second-half miss from the spot.
Sporting Lisbon saw off Metalist Kharkiv 2-1 at home but a last-gasp penalty from the Ukrainians leaves their UEFA Europa League quarter-final tie in the balance.
After cheering on their national teams, fans in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Iran and South Africa are set to return to opposing sides.