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UEFA Champions League

  • March 5, 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund
  • Referee: D. Skomina
  • • Attendance: 65413

Borussia Dortmund win Aggregate 5 - 2

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

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



Piszczek, Subotic, Santana, Schmelzer
Gundogan, Bender
Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus

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.

  • 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.

Players to watch

M. Götze

Position: Midfielder

Games: 4

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  • 0
The 20-year-old continues to blossom into a fantastic footballer and will be eager to prove himself on the world stage as his side's Champions League campaign progresses.


Position: Attacker

Games: 2

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  • 1
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The Brazilian was one of the brighter sparks when these two teams met three weeks ago, threatening Piszczek and Santana with his running, and will be hoping to have a similar impact on Tuesday.

Editor's Prediction

Dortmund will be confident following their win over Hannover over the weekend, and although Shakhtar will put up a fight, I'd expect the Germans to progress to the next round thanks to their positive away result.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Borussia Dortmund

Shakhtar Donetsk


Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund Borussia Dortmund
FC Shakhtar Donetsk SHD
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Shakhtar Donetsk

Top 3 Predictions

BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
2 - 1
FC Shakhtar Donetsk SHD
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
3 - 1
FC Shakhtar Donetsk SHD
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
2 - 0
FC Shakhtar Donetsk SHD