Champions League: Borussia Dortmund v Shakhtar Donetsk match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Champions League knockout fixture at Signal Iduna Park

Dortmund defender Mats Hummels earned his side a 2-2 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk with a late header three-minutes from the end of the first leg, leaving it all to play for in Germany.

Since then the German side have not been in the best of form, being knocked out of the German Cup by league leaders Bayern Munich and being held to a draw by mid-table Monchengladbach. Despite those results, Dortmund continued their good home form with a convincing 3-1 win over Hannover, making it four wins out of five and will hope that form continues.

Shakhtar look confident stepping into the game after a 4-1 win over Volyn, their first competitive game since the first leg of the knockout stages, and the fans believe they have every chance of beating Dortmund in Germany.

 

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7:45pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Shakhtar 2 (Srna, Coasta) B Dortmund 2 (Lewandowski, Hummels), Champions League, February 2013

B Dortmund 3 (Koller 2, Amoroso) Shakhtar 1 (Aghahowa), Champions League, August 2001

Shakhta r0 B Dortmund 2 (Ricken, Oliseh), Champions League, August 2001

 

STATS…

Dortmund are one out of three teams that are currently unbeaten in the Champions League campaign this season, playing 7 winning 4 and drawing 3.

Shakhtar come into the game only losing once in the last 5 games.

Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski has scored 5 goals in this year’s competition, just 2 away from Cristiano Ronaldo and Burak Yilmaz who both have 7.

In this campaign Shakhtar have scored more goals away from home than in front of their home fans, despite winning only once.

 

ODDS…

B Dortmund to win: 1.65

Shakhtar to win: 6

Draw: 4.3

 

TV: Live on Sky Sports 2 at 7:45pm, highlights on ITV1 at 10:35pm

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