Two sides that use a 4-2-3-1 variation but interpret the system in different ways. Shakhtar Donetsk will build attacks centrally through their trio of advanced midfielders while visitors Borussia Dortmund operate with greater width. Both sides enjoy possession but are extremely effective at transitions, so this is likely to be a game decided by which team counter attacks more efficiently.
Mircea Lucescu’s Shakhtar are playing their first competitive game in 2013 following their winter break, in which they lost forward Willian to Anzhi Makhachkala. He will be replaced by either Ilsinho or Douglas Costa. Jurgen Klopp has no great selection problems with Neven Subotic expected to come back in for Felipe Santana in defence… (Read more)