Mircea Lucescu: Our matches against Braga have always been very difficult

Head coach of Shakhtar has commented on the results of the Europa League last 8 draw.

- Braga represent the Portuguese league, one of the most spectacular championships in Europe. It is never easy to play with teams from this country. They have technically skilled players, primarily due to the Brazilians; there are a lot of them in Portuguese football. Braga’s feature is that at this club they can develop strong players that are in high demand in Europe. Our opponents participate in the European competitions every year; they have the experience, there is a special atmosphere in the stadium. We have already faced them - and our matches have always been very tough. It is Braga, who eliminated Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League in the 2010-11 season, and in the same round - in the last 8. So it will be difficult, moreover, Kucher will miss the first game. I will say this: all the teams that have reached this stage of the Europa League want to play in the final and will fight hard.