The Donetsk team will prove its status after a 0:6 home defeat against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Shakhtar Donetsk FC completely failed the first match with the Germans. The 0:6 loss was the most devastating in the history of the Miners' home matches. That is why Shakhtar will be extremely motivated to avenge this loss. Moreover, the opponent is not in the best condition for the game.
Borussia's Jonas Hofmann has been eliminated by the end of the year due to a muscle tear, Alassane Plea and defender Rami Bensebaini have passed positive tests for coronavirus. The Pitmen, in turn, are fine with the current composition.
The memorable 0:6 defeat in Kyiv was the result of the first meeting in the history of these clubs.
As we reported earlier, Dynamo Kyiv FC hosted FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League game.
It all really went south for Dynamo in the second half. First, Sergino Dest managed to beat goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan in a one-on-one; then, Martin Braithwaite doubled the score after a corner. Later, the Danish player scored from a penalty kick. Eventually, Antoine Griezmann scored the fourth goal with a precise kick, sending a low ball into the net.
A 0-4 win in the away game became the fourth victory for Spaniards in the group stage; they made it to the competition's playoffs.