Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma Preview

Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Metalist Stadium

Date: 21st February 2018

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Shakhtar Donetsk would be looking to make AS Roma the next team that leaves their home beaten like they did to Manchester City in the group stages, and they have the quality to achieve that.

They would also take some inspiration from the last time they both met in the 2010/2011 season when they outclassed the Italians 6-2 on aggregate thanks to a 2-3 win at the Stadio Olimpico.

Shakhtar won their last league game 5-0 at home to Odesa, a perfect preparation for this match.

Roma have had their problems on the road this season, but they would be looking to avoid a defeat in Kharkiv at all cost.

In the group stages, they proved a very tough nut to crack as they secured top spot in a group that had Chelsea.

Roma will be looking for at least a draw so that they would be under less pressure when the return leg is played in their home.

They head into this game off the back of three successive wins – the last of which was away from home.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Shakhtar Donetsk

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City 6 Dec, 2017 UEFA Champions League
L Napoli 3-0 Shakhtar Donetsk 21 Nov, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 Feyenoord Rotterdam 1 Nov, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Feyenoord Rotterdam 1-2 Shakhtar Donetsk 17 Oct, 2017 UEFA Champions League
L Manchester City 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk 26 Sep, 2017 UEFA Champions League

AS Roma

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W AS Roma 5-2 Benevento 11 Feb, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Hellas Verona 0-1 AS Roma 4 Feb, 2018 Italian Serie A
L AS Roma 0-1 Sampdoria 28 Jan, 2018 Italian Serie A
D Sampdoria 1-1 AS Roma 24 Jan, 2018 Italian Serie A
D Internazionale 1-1 AS Roma 21 Jan, 2018 Italian Serie A

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 AS Roma 8 Mar, 2011 UEFA Champions League
AS Roma 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk 16 Feb, 2011 UEFA Champions League
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 AS Roma 22 Nov, 2006 UEFA Champions League
AS Roma 4-0 Shakhtar Donetsk 12 Sep, 2006 UEFA Champions League

 

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