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March 5, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
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37′ Mario Götze
 
 

Borussia Dortmund-Shakhtar Donetsk Preview: Last chance for hosts to win silverware

The German champions claimed a 2-2 draw in Ukraine when these sides met three weeks ago, and will need to progress to keep their season alive

By Enis Koylu

Mario Gotze
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

DORTMUND

Weidenfeller
Piszczek, Subotic, Santana, Schmelzer
Gundogan, Bender
Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus
Lewandowksi
SHAKHTAR

Pyatov
Srna, Chygrynskiy, Rakitskiy, Rat
Hubschman, Fernandinho
Teixeira, Mkhitaryan, Taison
Luiz Adriano

Borussia Dortmund will be sweating over the fitness of Mats Hummels, who was forced to sit out of their last two games, with Jurgen Klopp admitting his participation will be in doubt.

However, there are no fresh injury worries, and the likes of Mario Gotze and Lukasz Piszczek, who were rested over the weekend, will come back into the starting line-up.

Shakhtar Donetsk, meanwhile, can be expected to name more or less the same side that faced Dortmund at the Donbass Arena three weeks ago.

One potential change could see Olexander Kucher slot back into the defence after scoring during their first game after the winter break, a 4-1 win over Volyn Lutsk.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Dortmund have come out victorious in just two of their last six games in all competitions.
  • Jurgen Klopp's side have won all of their Champions League home games this season, and remain one of three teams unbeaten in the competition.
  • The first leg of this tie was the first time that BVB had failed to beat Shakhtar in three meetings between the two sides.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk won their first-ever European trophy by beating German opposition - Werder Bremen - in the 2009 Uefa Cup final.
  • The last time the Miners played in Germany, they grabbed a 1-0 win over Schalke, Dortmund's bitter Ruhr rivals.
  • The Ukrainian champions have scored 22 goals in their last 11 away games in the Champions League.


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1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
4Neven SuboticDefender
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
5Felipe SantanaDefender
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
6Sven BenderMidfielder
8Ilkay GündoganMidfielder
19Mario GötzeMidfielder
11Marco ReusMidfielder
16Jakub BlaszczykowskiMidfielder
9Robert LewandowskiStriker
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
5Sebastian KehlMidfielder
8Moritz LeitnerMidfielder
18Nuri SahinMidfielder
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
32Leonardo BittencourtMidfielder
23Julian SchieberStriker
30Andriy PyatovGoalkeeper
5Olexandr KucherDefender
26R. RaţDefender
33Darijo SrnaMidfielder
44Yaroslav RakytskyyDefender
3Tomas HubschmannMidfielder
25FernandinhoMidfielder
10Henrikh MkhitaryanMidfielder
29Alex TeixeiraMidfielder
9Luiz AdrianoStriker
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38Sergey KrivtsovDefender
15Taras StepanenkoMidfielder
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