Mircea Lucescu takes his men to Germany as Shakhtar Donetsk face Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday, after the first leg in Ukraine ended in a 2-2 draw.
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Robert Lewandowksi's first half goal and Mats Hummels' late strike gave Jurgen Klopp's men two crucial away goals at the Donbass Arena. Dortmund lost to Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the DFB Pokal last month but they come into this game after the 3-1 win over Hannover 96 in the league last weekend.
The defending champions are currently second in the Bundesliga table, with 46 points from 24 games, trailing Bayern by 17 points. However, Dortmund have enjoyed a great run of form in the Champions League this season and have not lost a game so far.
Shakhtar, on the other hand, enters this game after their 4-1 win over Volyn Lutsk in the Ukranian Premier League. Lucescu has now seen his side sit on top of the league table comfortably, with 54 points from 19 games, leading second-placed Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk by 13 points. The first leg of the Champions League tie against Dortmund saw captain Darijo Srna and substitute Douglas Costa scoring for the Ukranians.
Meanwhile, Lucescu has now stated the winner of this tie will feature in the Champions League final. Shakthar faces an uphill task for the second leg tie in Germany after they conceded two away goals at home. The Ukranian champions need to beat Dortmund or earn a score draw, in order to keep their hope of staying in the tournament alive.
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L D W D
- Last Result: Borussia Dortmund 3 - 1 Hannover 96
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W D W
- Last Result: Shakhtar Donetsk 4 - 1 Volyn Lutsk
Borussia Dortmund: Klopp has a major worry in his side' defence as Hummels is unlikely to face the Ukranian champions. However, Mario Gotze and Lukasz Piszczek are likely to return to the starting line-up. Lewandowksi, who is expected to leave in the summer, is likely to lead Dortmund's attack yet again.
Probable Line-Up: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Santana, Schmelzer; Gundogan, Bender; Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus; Lewandowksi
Shakhtar Donetsk: Lucescu is likely to name the same squad which faced the Bundelsiga champions in Ukraine. January signing Taison is likely to lead Shakthar's attack, alongside his fellow Brazilian Luiz Adriano.
Probable Line-Up: Pyatov; Srna, Chygrynskiy, Rakitskiy, Rat; Hubschman, Fernandinho, Teixeira, Mkhitaryan; Taison, Luiz Adriano