As is known, the Ukrainian and German teams will play two legs of UEFA Europa League’s round of the last 32. The first leg is slated in Lviv, western Ukraine, for February 18; the second leg will take place on February 25 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Former forward of Shakhtar and Ukraine’s national team Andriy Vorobey gave an interview to “Komanda” sport outlet, where he shared his expectations and forecasts for the game. “The German team is in great shape, while Shakhtar is just getting there, practicing for the spring half-season. That’s actually a big disadvantage of all Ukrainian teams playing in European competitions in February and March. On the other hand, Lucescu’s squad has much more experience in international competitions, which of course include the team’s performance in UEFA Champions League. I guess it’s going to be a match between teams equal in strength”, Vorobey said.
Previously, 112 International reported that three of Shakhtar's players are injured and thus can't help their squad in the game against Schalke.