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UEFA Champions League

  • 8 March 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Donbass Arena, Donets'k
  • Referee: H. Webb
  • • Attendance: 46543
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Shakhtar Donetsk win Aggregate 6 - 2

Shakhtar Donetsk - Roma Preview: Vincenzo Montella looks to keep up unbeaten record for clash at Donbass Arena

Shakhtar Donetsk - Roma Preview: Vincenzo Montella looks to keep up unbeaten record for clash at Donbass Arena

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PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Shakhtar: Pyatov; Srna, Chygrynskiy, Rakytskiy, Rat; Hubschman, Mkhitaryan; Douglas Costa, Jadson, Willian; Luiz Adriano.

Shakhtar


Roma: Doni; N. Burdisso, Juan, Mexes, Riise; Pizarro, De Rossi, Taddei, Perrotta, Vucinic; Totti.

Roma



DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Shakhtar scored three goals in a 13-minute span in the first leg in Rome.
  • The Miners have never lost at the Donbass Arena since it opened in 2009.
  • Oleksandr Kucher will miss the match with a knee injury.
  • Roma have not lost a match since Vincenzo Montella replaced Claudio Ranieri two weeks ago.
  • Marco Cassetti and Jeremy Menez are suspended for the second leg in Ukraine.
  • Roma needed a last minute penalty to down Lecce last Friday.

LAST MEETING

February 16, 2011: Roma 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk

Roma took an early lead thanks to a Razvan Rat own goal before Shakhtar stormed back with a triple salvo during a 13-minute span in the first half. Jeremy Menez cut the deficit in half with a goal in the second half but it was too little, too late for Roma.

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Players to watch

Luiz Adriano

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The 23-year-old leads the team with four goals in the current Champions League campaign and will be eager to add to his personal tally against a leaky Roma backline. Scored in the first leg and is a favourite to find the back of the net again on Tuesday evening.

J. Riise

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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The Norway full-back will be keen to atone for his crucial mistake against Shakhtar in the first leg. Goals will be the order of the day for Roma so he will need to push forward at every opportunity and cause problems for the Ukrainian side out wide.

Editor's Prediction

The Donbass Arena is a fortress where Shakhtar have won their last 18 competitive matches and Roma don't have the collective strength to break the Miners' impressive streak. The hosts play the Serie A side off the park on Tuesday night.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Shakhtar Donetsk

Roma

Wins
3
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Shakhtar Donetsk SHD
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Shakhtar Donetsk
Draw
AS Roma ROM
AS Roma Roma
24%
65%

Top 3 Predictions

FC Shakhtar Donetsk SHD
0 - 2
AS Roma ROM
FC Shakhtar Donetsk SHD
1 - 3
AS Roma ROM
FC Shakhtar Donetsk SHD
0 - 3
AS Roma ROM

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