After 2:1 loss, S.L. Benfica will attempt to even the score with Shakhtar Donetsk FC in a home game. The Miners, on the other hand, will do their best in securing another victory and moving higher in the rankings.
At the weekend, both teams got the victories in their national championships. Benfica was able to deal with Gil Vicente F.C. And Shakhtar had a difficult match with Desna F.C. in Chernihiv.
"I cannot imagine any coach who would tell his players before the match that they need to play for a draw. I always set up my team only for a victory. The first match was difficult, it was a balance. Both teams can move on, these are Champions League teams. It is important for us to have a good match, as we did in Kharkiv. We look forward to the intense battle, we hope that things will work out in our favor,” Luis Castro, Shakhtar’s main coach, stated.
As we reported earlier, on February 20, Shakhtar Donetsk hosted SL Benfica in the game of the Round of the last 32 of UEFA Europa League.
The Miners showed a more confident performance during the entire match. As a result, a 2:1 victory for the Ukrainian club.