To stay in the fight for Champions League qualification in the spring, Shakhtar have to defeat today in Leverkusen. Match in Group A will be played on Donbass Arena.
Shakhtar are ranked third in the group on 3 points behind the leader and two in back of the opponent Tuesday. In the first leg two weeks ago, the band Lucescu was defeated by German band score of 0-4. Unfortunately, no Sahtiorul not scored in the championship match of the weekend, lost 0-2 in moving from Lutsk, Volyn against team starring Eric Bicfalvi and Florentin Matei. The defeat came despite ,, miners’ authoritarian dominated the match, with a clear 69%. At home, Shakhtar has not lost 9 matches in this range only getting two draws. The situation is complicated but when we talk about the Champions League, here Lucescu whisking and students to victory only twice in nine previous matches in the Donbass Arena.
Leverkusen ranks second in the group on 6 points from last position. We can say therefore that Leverkusen is as qualified European spring. Sure, after a clear victory achieved two weeks ago against Sahtiorul Germans are getting closer to spring Champions League. Coached by Sami Hyypiä was made but shaving the weekend when he was defeated by 0-1 by last class, Braunschweig. Sure, Finn has spared for a half and half, strikers, but that does not justify the defeat. In the Champions League, German band stay away very badly, suffering five defeats in the last 6 matches. In four of those five defeats, Leverkusen received at least 3 goals. Reinartz is injured and will not enter the match with Shakhtar. No Spahic not feeling well after suffering an injury in Friday’s game. It seems though that can play in the match on Tuesday. Also, goalkeeper Palop will not play because of an injury in training.
Last time Shakhtar met a German band has even spent last season in the Champions League knockout. Then, Dortmund defeated 3-0 at home after a draw in the Donbass Arena. Leverkusen last season she met a band from Ukraine in the Europa League. That happened in groups when Metalist Kharkov was chosen by 4 points after ,, double ” by German band.