UEFA Europa League, Round 6
Braga – Shakhtar Donetsk
Braga Municipal Arena, Braga
December 8, 18.00 Kyiv time
It all looks pretty clear in Group H of UEFA Europa League: Shakhtar Donetsk is the undisputed leader with 15 points, and it’s already in the playoffs. Their last game in the group stage against Braga will take place in Portugal tonight.
Braga, on the other hand, badly needs the victory in this game – that’s one of the two options for them to make it to the competition’s playoffs. If Braga and Gent tie a draw in their respective matches, the Portuguese will have 7 points, still coming second in the group, which is enough to proceed. Gent, in this case, will be eliminated, so it needs to overtake Konyaspor, and it needs Braga to lose to Shakhtar at the same time.
Konyaspor, the fourth member in the group and the last one in the team standings, lost all hopes to continue, with only one point out of 15 possible.