Shakhtar Donetsk vs Juventus Preview


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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Juventus

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On the 5th of December Shakhtar Donetsk welcomes Juventus at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk. Just a point would guarantee qualification ticket to both teams. The Bianconeri go into this clash knowing they need only a draw to qualify from the Group E. Shakhtar have already qualified to the next round and need one more point to save first place.


Shakhtar Donetsk tops the Ukrainian Premier League with 5fifte one points after eighteen games, winning seventeen of them. They have four wins and one loss in their last five matches.  In the Champions League they leads the group E with ten points after five rounds. Shakhtar Donetsk have already qualified from Group E and are in need for just one point to ensure the first place. The Miners have thirteen victories and just two defeats in their last nineteen home games in Europe. Also, the Ukrainian champions are the top goalscorers with PSG in this year’s Champions League campaign with twelve goals.


Juventus stands at the top of the Serie A with thirty five points after fifteen matches. They have won eleven, drawn two and lost two games.  Their present form has seen three wins, one draw and one defeat in their last five games.  In the Champions League they are second in the group with nine points after five rounds. They need a draw in this game to progress to the last sixteen from the second place. Juventus can top the group if they beat Shakhtar at their home arena. But, if they lose and Chelsea wins against Nordsjaelland, they will be out of competition. The Bianconeri have played five draws in their last five away matches in Europe.

This is one of those games where a draw will please both teams. But, president of Chelsea Roman Abramovich and president of Shakhtar Rinat Akhmetov are big friends, so the Miners could play for three points and give a chance to the Blues. But it is a kind of humour.


Luiz Adriano is banned for the hosts after his wicked and unfair-play goal against Nordsjaelland on matchday five. He can be replaced by ex-Arsenal forward Eduardo. Dmytro Chygrynskiy and Tomas Hubschmann have thigh problems. Olexandr Kucher will miss Shakhtar’s next game in the Champions League, if he receives another yellow card.


Claudio Marchisio will have to watch this game from the stands, cause of a third booking in Europe. Giorgio Chiellini will miss the Bianconeri’s next match if he will be booked.


Shakhtar Donetsk line-up: Pyatov, Srna, Kucher, Rakytskiy, Rat, Stepanenko, Fernandinho, Willian, Mkhitaryan, Teixeira, Eduardo.

Shakhtar Donetsk

Last three matches:

Metalurh Donetsk 0 – 4 Shakhtar Donetsk;

Arsenal Kyiv 2 – 0 Shakhtar Donetsk;

Nordsjælland 2 – 5 Shakhtar Donetsk .


Juventus line-up: Buffon, Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini, L’steiner, Vidal, Pogba, Pirlo, Asamoah, Vucinic, Giovinco.


Last three matches:

Juventus 3 – Torino 0;

AC Milan 1 – Juventus 0;

Juventus 3 – Chelsea FC 0.



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