Shakhtar - Istanbul Basaksehir: preview

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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We bring you the promo of the second leg of the Europa League play-off round

August 25, Lviv, Arena Lviv, 10 pm
Live broadcast on Ukraina and Futbol 1 TV channels

Before the match

A week ago, the Pitmen won 2-1 in an away game. Thus, after the first game against Istanbul Basaksehir everything depends on Shakhtar.

Paulo Fonseca's squad are working in a good mood after five wins in five rounds of the local league. The Orange-and-Blacks headed for Lviv on the morning of August 24 and in the evening will hold traditional media events.

Referee – Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant referees – Martin Balko  (SVK) , Tomaš Somolani  (SVK)
Fourth official – Peter Kralović (SVK)
UEFA Referee observer – Jan W. Wegereef  (NED)

Opponents

On August 21 Istanbul Basaksehir successfully started the Turkish league 2016/17. In Istanbul classico Abdullah Avci's squad celebrated a minimal win over Fenerbahce at home. The winning goal against the last season's second place was scored in the 3rd minute by the Brazilian Mossoró.
The Orange-and-Blacks took the lead in the 24th minute. Before the half-time, Kovalenko doubled Shakhtar's lead
Previous game in the Europa League

In Istanbul, the Orange-and-Blacks took the lead in the 24th minute after a shot by Rakitskyy and a ricochet from Chikaleshi. Before the half-time, Kovalenko doubled Shakhtar's lead. The home team managed to cancel out one goal on 56minutes when Belözoğlu scored the penalty - 1-2.

Trivia

Fred has 98 appearances for Shakhtar and Nem - 48.

Istanbul Basaksehir are Donetsk team's fourth opponents from Turkey in UEFA club competitions.

Leave your prediction for the Shakhtar vs Istanbul Basaksehir game in the Guess the Score contest. Following the results in July and August, the winner will be awarded a Shakhtar jersey, while the other prize winners will receive gifts from the club and Nike.