2019-20 UEFA Europa League – Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk Preview & Prediction
When does Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk kick off? Thursday 27th February, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)
Where is Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk being played? Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
What TV channel is Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Europa League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule
Where can I stream Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app
Where can I get tickets for Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk?
Shakhtar Donetsk – https://shakhtar.com/en/tickets/matches/
What was the score in the last meeting between Benfica & Shakhtar Donetsk? Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Benfica
THE TEAM NEWS
Predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Vlachodimos; Tomas Tavares, Ruben Dias, Francisco Ferreira, Alex Grimaldo; Pizzi, Weigl, Taarabt, Cervi; Chiquinho; Seferovic
Unavailable: Zivkovic (Out of favour), Jardel (Injured), Gabriel (Injured)
Doubtful: Andre Almeida (Injured), Samaris (Injured), Carlos Vinicius (Injured)
Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Pyatov; Dodo, Kryvtsov, Matviyenko, Ismaily; Stepanenko, Alan Patrick; Marlos, Kovalenko, Taison; Junior Moraes
Unavailable: Dentinho (Injured), Solomon (Injured)
Benfica will have to overturn their first leg defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk if they want to remain in the Europa League but have home advantage in this second leg. Just one goal separated the two teams in Ukraine last week and buoyed by that victory, Shakhtar should be able to avoid defeat.