Eintracht Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Info
Date: Thursday February 21 2019
Kick-off time: 5.55pm GMT
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head-To-Head Record
3 previous matches
February 14 2019: Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
October 1 1980: Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
September 17 1980: Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk Stats
- Eintracht Frankfurt have played two previous matches at home to Ukrainian clubs in European competitions, winning one and losing the other
- Shakhtar Donetsk have played 10 previous games away to German teams in UEFA competitions, winning four, losing five and drawing one
- Shakhtar’s last five matches in Germany all contained over 2.5 goals
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Preview
Shakhtar Donetsk look to have been the architects of their own downfall in this tie and could pay the price for indiscipline when they visit Frankfurt.
The first leg did not go the way we expected, in that the score was 1-1 after just nine minutes and then there was another rapid and highly significant turn of events as Shakhtar’s key midfielder Taras Stepanenko was sent off for his second bookable offence.
In fairness to the Ukrainians, they did very well to fight back for a 2-2 draw having fallen behind for a second time after the break considering they played 79 minutes with 10 men.
But being without Stepanenko for nearly the whole tie is a real blow for Paulo Fonseca’s side and they will also have defender Sergei Kryvtsov suspended after he was booked last week.
Eintracht previously had a poor record in the Ukraine, which is why we thought they would lose the first match, but they are very much in control now due to the two away goals they scored and this was always going to be a tie they would fancy wrapping up on home soil.
That looks to remain the case, especially as it is worth remembering the Germans had a 100% record in the group stage and won their three home games by a 10-1 aggregate.
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