27 February, Benfica Shakhtar will take part in the return match of 1/16 finals of the Europa League. About the team’s form and chances to advance to the next round – read the announcement Спорт24.
Benfica – Shakhtar Donetsk: the main
What: the match of 1/16 finals of the Europa League
Where: Lisbon stadium “Yes Luz”
When: Thursday, February 27, 22:00
Stream: channel “Football 1”, the video service Oll.tv, the text stream on the website Спорт24.
After a goalless first half in Kharkiv, Shakhtar took the lead with an Alan Patrick effort. The guests equalized the score ten minutes later when Pizzi converted a penalty.
The last word is left for the Ukrainian team. Goal by Viktor Kovalenko led to the first in the history of Benfica’s defeat in 11 matches on the 1/16 finals of the Europa League.
Before that, the rivals met in the group stage of the Champions League in 2007/08. Both won away. Shakhtar won 1:0 in Lisbon, Benfica – 2:1 in Donetsk.
Benfica have won four and lost two of their six European home matches against Ukrainian clubs. All four victories were for the sporting dry. Latest – 1:0 against Dynamo Kyiv in the group stage of the Champions League 2016/17. Benfica have won all three matches of the playoffs against Ukrainian teams.
Shakhtar have a good record in Portugal five victories in nine games (D1 L3). This includes the last two meeting against Braga in the Europa League 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2016 and 4:2 in the group stage next season.
Benfica 35 times lost the first match of the UEFA playoffs on the road and in 12 cases, has passed on. The last time was in the 1/8 finals of the Europa League last season when the eagles won 3-0 in Lisbon in extra time at Dinamo Zagreb after the minimum defeat in Croatia.
The last time Benfica conceded with the account 1:2 in first match in away game with PSG in the UEFA Cup in 2006/07. In Lisbon she has won 3:1.
Just history there were four cases, when in the first away match of the playoffs Benfica lost 1:2, and twice the eagles came out in the next stage.
Shakhtar 20 times started out the two-legged tie in UEFA club competition with a home victory and eventually won 15 of them. However, two previous similar case turned to his departure.
The most recent of them is the match against Roma in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League-2017/18, in which the Pitmen lost on away goals.
In cases where the first leg at home ended with the score 2:1, statistics of Shakhtar is as follows: W1 L2. The only case when the Pitmen took place in the following round relates to the first qualifying round of the UEFA Cup in 1998/99. Then the “miner” has crushed on a visit “Birkirkara” 4:0.
Communication between the teams and stuff
Head coach of “Shakhtar” Luiz Castro – the Portuguese, who has worked at home with a number of clubs in the top division.
His stats as a coach in 15 matches against Benfica: v3 N1 P11. Some of these games include two home losses with “Vitoria” from Guimaraes for four days in January 2019. Those matches were the first for Bruno Lager led Benfica.
The Shakhtar defender ismaily has performed in Portugal from 2009 to 2013 for “Estoril”, “Olhanense” and “Braga”. His stats in eight games against Benfica: H3 P5.
Dodo held the 2018/19 season in Portugal to rent at “Vitoria” from Guimaraes.
Junior Moraes debuted in the national team of Ukraine on 22 March 2019 at the stadium of Benfica in the qualifying match of Euro 2020, against Portugal. The meeting ended in a goalless draw.