Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(12) 9 Goals 8 (11)
(8) 5 Assists 4 (9)
(6.9) 7.1 Average Ratings 7.2 (7)
31.9 Average Age 33.5
179.6 Average Height (cm) 184.1
(1.4) 1.7 Shots pg 1.7 (1.6)
(41%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 55% (54%)
(1.4) 1.1 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.9) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Champions League grp. E.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Luiz Adriano Out 7.34
Dmytro Chygrynskiy Doubtful N/A
Tomás Hübschman Doubtful 6.58
Player Reason Status Rating
Claudio Marchisio Out 7.52

Team News

  • Luiz Adriano was handed a suspension by UEFA due to his unsportsmanlike behaviour in netting the first goal of what proved to be a hat-trick against Nordsjaelland in the last round of fixtures.
  • Tomas Hubschman has a thigh problem, so Stepanenko is likely to take his place in the double pivot alongside key man Fernandinho.
  • Former Arsenal striker Eduardo should be first in line to take the vacant spot up front in Adriano's absence.
  • Claudio Marchisio is suspended having picked up 3 yellow cards in his last 3 Champions League games, so former United youngster Paul Pogba should come into the midfield.
  • The only other selection debate, with a fully fit squad to choose from, is likely to be who starts up front, with Vucinic, Quagliarella and Giovinco competing for two places in the side.
  • Lichtsteiner and Asamoah will continue to be favoured as the two starting wing-backs.


  • With Shakhtar already qualified, Juventus know that they only need a point to ensure their progression to the final 16, and the Italian champions will be meticulously drilled to ensure that they do not lose this match.
  • The hosts also know that a point here will see them top the group, so may be a little more reserved than usual, with Fernandinho and Pirlo likely to see plenty of the ball in what could be a patient start to the game.
  • In what is likely to be a tactical battle, with two very different formations on display, this match should be an intriguing one, though the circumstances may see the match fizzle out toward the end, with both sides more keen to avoid defeat than actually win.
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User Predictions

Comments (13)

  • It seems the group table is wrong on this page. Internal meetings go before goal difference. Shaktar ended 2nd in the group..

  • @homaru: Many thanks. XD

  • Two great team, I hope to see them both in the next stages

  • Both sides will field weakened teams and just see it out to a draw.


  • forza juve

  • Chiellini goes on the pitch for sure

  • Yulva, use thefirstrow.eu

  • Chiellini in doubt if he won't play Caceres goes on the pitch

  • I'd kill someone to be able to watch this game. Curses on my TV provider.

  • I should, Shakhtar drawing 20 minutes from time might make them nervous, try to catch Juve out.

  • biggest problem for Juve is a draw might make Shakhtar nervous. They want to win the group, they have real ambitions in the CL and have the quality to go all the way. They want to avoid Barca, Dortmund, Bayern, Man U etc also Marchisio missing is huge, strongest counter attacking threat. Juve might be wise to be bold and play for a win.

  • The game ends 1-1; both teams progress. My concern is that the immense pressure on Juve might cause them to crack, especially if they concede a goal early. Juve can't afford to get behind. Go Juve.