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AS Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk (2:1)

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Stadio Olimpico

Date: 13th March 2018

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

AS Roma are banking on a good run in Europe this season as their chance of lifting any domestic trophy has all but ended.

The Giallorossi have been eliminated from the Coppa Italia and there is a 15 points gap between them and Juventus who are top of the Serie A.

They head into this second leg 2-1 down and they will be looking to stop this in form Ukranian side in this game.

They have won 2 and lost 2 of their last four matches in all competitions including a 4-2 win at Napoli on the 3rd of March.

Shakhtar Donetsk are one of the most successful sides in Ukraine at the moment and they are set to land another league title as they currently lead Dynamo Kiev by 5 points with 22 games already played.

They defeated Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to qualify ahead of Napoli in the group stages and they have been on a run of 5 consecutive wins before this game – it will be interesting to see if they can pull off another surprise win here.

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

AS Roma

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Napoli 2-4 AS Roma 3 Mar, 2018 Italian Serie A
L AS Roma 0-2 AC Milan 25 Feb, 2018 Italian Serie A
L Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 AS Roma 21 Feb, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Udinese 0-2 AS Roma 17 Feb, 2018 Italian Serie A
W AS Roma 5-2 Benevento 11 Feb, 2018 Italian Serie A

Shakhtar Donetsk

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 AS Roma 21 Feb, 2018 UEFA Champions League
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

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 AS Roma 21 Feb, 2018 UEFA Champions League
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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