FC Shakhtar Donetsk
20:00 GMT 12 December 2018
The Shakhtar vs. Lyon match will be played on Wednesday, December 12, at the NSK Olympic Stadium, Kyiv. This is the deciding match of UEFA Champions League group F. Shakhtar is currently 3rd on the table with 5 points, while Lyon is 2nd with 7 points at the moment.
This will be the third meeting of these two teams. In October, the result was 2:2, while four years ago Lyon defeated Shakhtar by 4:1 in a friendly match.
Shakhtar is two points behind Lyon because the French team won four points against Manchester City, while Shakhtar won none. They are confident and they think they are better team than Lyon. In the first game played in October, Shakhtar had a 2:0 lead in the match without spectators, but Lyon equalized within two minutes, after Dembele and Dubois scored in 70th and 72nd minute of the match. That strange match might cost them the place in the knockout phase of the competition, but a victory in the upcoming game will erase everything that happened in this group.
Latest matches: FC Shakhtar Donetsk
|07.12.2018||Prem||FC Illichivec Mariupol||FC Shakhtar Donetsk||0:3||W|
|02.12.2018||Prem||FC Shakhtar Donetsk||Olimpik Donetsk||2:2||D|
|27.11.2018||UEFA||1899 Hoffenheim||FC Shakhtar Donetsk||2:3||W|
|23.11.2018||Prem||FC Shakhtar Donetsk||FK Lviv||0:0||D|
|11.11.2018||Prem||Vorskla Poltava||FC Shakhtar Donetsk||0:2||W|
Lyon is not in a particularly good form at the moment, and except their victory in Manchester when they stunned Manchester City, Lyon recorded only draws in other matches. If they manage to do that in the upcoming game, they will secure the second place on the table and qualify for the knockout phase of the competition.
Latest matches: Olympique Lyon
|05.12.2018||Ligu||Olympique Lyon||Stade Rennes||0:2||L|
|01.12.2018||Ligu||Lille OSC||Olympique Lyon||2:2||D|
|27.11.2018||UEFA||Olympique Lyon||Manchester City||2:2||D|
|23.11.2018||Ligu||Olympique Lyon||AS Saint Etienne||1:0||W|
|10.11.2018||Ligu||EA Guingamp||Olympique Lyon||2:4||W|
Shakhtar is a slight favorite to win the upcoming match. We believe that over 2.5 goals will be scored.
12 December 2018 - 20:00 GMT
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