Bayern Munich vs Shakhtar: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to Wednesday night’s Champions League fixture at Allianz Arena

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Bayern Munich are seeking to progress to the quarter finals of the Champions League for the fourth straight year when they play Shakhtar at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.

The Ukrainian club, who have only qualified for the last eight only once in their history, will be buoyed by Bayern’s inability to capture an away goal in the first leg.

Despite Xabi Alonso’s suspension after receiving a red card in the fractious first encounter, and Philipp Lahm’s continued absence due to an ankle injury, Shakhtar have it all to do against a side for whom losing is simply not an option.

KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm


Bayern Munich 0 Shakhtar 0, Champions League, February 2015


Since their 4-1 defeat to Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga in January, Bayern Munich have conceded three goals in eight games.

The goalless first leg was the first game in which Bayern Munich have failed to score in all competitions since October.

Shakhtar have never one a Champions League match against a German side in five attempts.

Bayern’s Arjen Robben has scored seven goals in his last eight appearances.


Bayern Munich to win: 1.18

Shakhtar to win: 8

Draw: 23

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 7.45pm