Sporting Braga host Shakhtar Donetsk at Estádio Municipal de Braga in the Europa League quarterfinals.
Braga have already secured their place in the eurocups next season. They are currently 4th in the standings with 50 points earned. As to Europa League campaign, Braga have topped the group F. in the round of 32 Os Arcebispos faced Sion and passed through them to the next round (4:3 on aggregate). On top of that Braga have quite unexpectedly beaten Fenerbahce in the round of 16 (4:2 on aggregate). Moreover Turkish side won first leg.
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Shakhtar Donetsk have made a mistake in the Ukrainian national league as they lost to Dnipro so they also lost their first spot in the league table. Shakhtar Donetsk have found themselves in the Europa League playoffs as they took 3rd spot in the Champions League group A. In the round of 32 Shakhtar played Schalke 04. Quite unexpectedly Ukrainian side tied first leg 0:0 at home, but they managed to thrash Schalke on the road 3:0. After that Shakhtar Donetsk faced Anderlecht in the round of 16. The Belgians lacked skills and luck and they let Lucescu’s men to proceed to the quarterfinals.
The two teams have met twice before in 2010-2011 Champions League season. Shakhtar proved they were much stronger beating Braga 3:0 on the road and 2:0 at home. On top of that, Braga went downhill and Shakhtar were quite lucky to face them now. Donetsk’ side are likely to proceed to the semis and they should start by gaining appropriate result on the road.
Prediction: Shakhtar Donetsk to win with (0) handicap.