Shakhtar success sweet for Hamburg

KIEV - Not everyone in Germany was disappointed by Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk's victory over Werder Bremen in this week's UEFA Cup final. Supporters of Werder's Bundesliga rivals Hamburg SV sent a letter to Shakhtar applauding their success. "We congratulate Shakhtar on their victory over Werder Bremen in the UEFA Cup final," Shakhtar quoted the letter as saying on its website. "You cannot imagine how happy Hamburg fans are that Bremen did not receive this trophy. Werder beat Hamburg in the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup and German Cup and also helped to scupper their title hopes with a home victory in the Bundesliga earlier this month. "If up to now all the felicitations have expressed joy at the Ukrainian club's achievement, then this one had a slightly different accent," Shakhtar said.