Borussia Dortmund vs Shakhtar Donetsk Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: March 5, 2013; time: 7:45 PM UTC;
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund.
It is a last chance for the hosts to win trophy in this season. The German champions managed a 2-2 draw in Ukraine in the first leg, and will need to progress if they want to keep their hopes on trophy alive.
Borussia Dortmund takes on Shakhtar Donetsk at the Signal Iduna Park. BvB deservedly got a 2-2 draw in Ukraine and are big favourites to qualify for the Champions League Quarter Finals. In the first leg Dortmund scored two very important away goals. Shakhtar still has some good chances.
Borussia Dortmund goes 2nd in Bundesliga with 46 points from 24 games. Their present form has seen 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat from last five games. Last five home matches BvB have finished with 4 draws and 1 defeat. In the weekend Dortmund had a very good 3-1 win over Hannover 96. Jurgen Klopp’s team have won all of their Champions League home matches this season. They still remain one of 3 unbeaten clubs in this competition.
Shakhtar Donetsk are at the top of Ukrainian Premier League table with 54 points from 19 games. Their current form has seen 1 draw, 1 loss and 3 wins. Shakhtar has played a lot of friendlies in winter break. Their domestic league have started this Friday with Shakhtar won 4-1 over mid table club Volyn.
Borussia Dortmund will hope on late fitness test of Mats Hummels, who was forced to miss out last two games. Jurgen Klopp has no fresh injury concerns. Mario Gotze and Lukasz Piszczek were rested over the weekend, so they will come back into the starting squad.
Shakhtar Donetsk could name the same starting line that faced Dortmund at the Donbass Arena. Olexander Kucher is back into the defence line and scored during their first league game in 2013.
Borussia Dortmund line-up: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotic, Santana, Schmelzer, Gundogan, Bender, Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus, Lewandowksi.
Last three matches:
Borussia Dortmund 3 – Hannover 96 1;
FC Bayern München 1 – Borussia Dortmund 0;
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 – Borussia Dortmund 1.
Shakhtar Donetsk line-up: Pyatov, Srna, Chygrynskiy, Rakitskiy, Rat, Hubschman, Fernandinho, Teixeira, Mkhitaryan, Taison, Luiz Adriano.
Last three matches:
Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – Borussia Dortmund 2;
Shakhtar Donetsk 0 – Juventus 1;
FC Nordsjælland 2 – Shakhtar Donetsk 5.