Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1-0, Borussia M’gladbach 0-2-0
11/3/20 12:55 pm
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Shakhtar Donetsk is hosting Borussia M’gladbach at Olimpiysky National Sports Complex in round 3 in the UEFA Champions League.
Shakhtar is in solid form, and they haven’t lost any of their last 9 games. Shakhtar is in second place in the Ukrainian Premier League, but they are only 4 points away from the top. In a surprising turn of events, Shakhtar is in first place in their Champions League group with 4 points, 3 scored goals, and 2 conceded goals. In their last Champions League game, Shakhtar was playing against Inter at home, and they have had 41% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 2 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. With an excellent defense, and outstanding goalkeeping, Shakhtar was able to keep the game tied, and the final score of this game was 0-0. Tete and Solomon have each scored 1 goal for Shakhtar so far this season in the Champions League. Tete has also added 1 assist. Malyshev, Ismaily, Konoplyanka, Fernando, and Dentinho are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this game. Shakhtar is a good team, and they are playing well, especially at home, but all the injuries in their roster could have a huge impact on their game.
Borussia is also playing in great form, and they haven’t lost any of their last 8 games, but they have gambled away two wins in their two Champions League games. Borussia now has 2 draws in the Champions League, and they are in second place with 2 points, 4 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals. In their last Bundesliga game, Borussia was hosting Leipzig in the derby match this past weekend, and they have won that game 1-0. In their previous Champions League match, Borussia was hosting Real Madrid, and they have had 34% of ball possession in that game, 5 shots on goal, 1 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. Borussia has had 2-0 lead in this game, but they were forced to defend for the entire second half, and they conceded 2 goals in the last 6 minutes of the game. The final score of this game was 2-2. Thuram has scored 2 goals for Borussia M’gladbach so far in the Champions League, while Bensebaini and Hofmann added 1 goal each. Neuhaus and Plea have each added 1 assist. Poulsen, Beyer, and Zakaria are all still injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this game. Borussia can play good soccer, and they were defending well against Leipzig, but they tend to lose focus as the game progresses.
Shakhtar and Borussia have met only once, and Shakhtar has won that game 0-3 on the road. As I’ve mentioned earlier, Shakhtar can play great soccer at home, and while Borussia is playing well, I think this game could end in a draw.