Benfica hosts Shakhtar Donetsk in the second leg of the Europa League 1/16 finals. The match will be played on Thursday, February 27th at Estádio da Luz (Lisbon)
Benfica held six rounds in the group stage of the Champions League and scored seven points. With this indicator, the club took the third position in Group G. Let’s recall that the club triumphed in two matches, tied once and lost to the opponent in three meetings. As for the Portuguese Primeira Liga, Encarnados played 21 matches and scored 54 points. Now the team is on the second line in the Portuguese championship standings. In the Primera League, the Glorious Ones beat their opponents in 18 games and failed in three matches. Following the results of two matches of the Portuguese Cup semifinals, Benfica beat Famalicao (4:3).
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Shakhtar Donetsk took 3rd place in Group C. The team held six games in the group stage of the Champions League and scored six points. The club prevailed over the opponent in one match, tied three times and lost to the opponent in two meetings. The Miners played 19 times in the Ukrainian Premier League and scored 53 points. With this result, the team is the leader of the championship of Ukraine. The club broke the opponent’s resistance in 17 games and tied in two meetings. Let’s recall that the club held nine friendly games and gained six victories, tied two times and failed once. Let’s also note that Shakhtar Donetsk has an unbeaten streak of nine matches.
Since 2007, clubs have held four head-to-head meetings. Benfica won in two matches, and Shakhtar Donetsk won two times either. As in the first match of these teams, I look forward to an interesting and productive game. Bet: Both teams to score - yes.
Prediction for the match: Both teams to score - yes