Europa League: Get ready for the second leg of the Shakhtar Donetsk - Maccabi Tel Aviv clash

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 25.February
Match begins: 17:55 (UTC)
Venue: Olimpiysky National Sports Complex (12000 seats)

The first leg ended Maccabi Tel Aviv-Shakhtar Donetsk 0-2. All is set for the decider in this Europa League 16th Finals fixture!

It's no vacation for neither Shakhtar nor Maccabi Tel Aviv as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Maccabi Tel Aviv, who are travelling more than 3100 kilometers to play this game.

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Shakhtar Donetsk form and stats

Last season, Shakhtar's Europa League journey ended in the semi-finals.

Shakhtar Donetsk have been outstanding at home so far in the Premier League with 6 wins, 2 draws and only 0 losses. Shakhtar haven’t lost a league-game in 24 attempts regardless of arena, a great achievement. Their last loss was the fixture versus Zorya, 347 days ago. Shakhtar has recorded two wins in a row here at Olimpiysky National Sports Complex, increasing their hopes of victory in this match.

Shakhtar Donetsk are confident in defense, having played 325 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

Shakhtar Donetsk's previous game was a Premier League match also played at home, ending 2-0 versus Rukh Vynnyky. The home side are looking to build on that result. In the game before, an away victory in the Europa League match versus Maccabi Tel Aviv with a 2-0 scoreline.

The betting market estimate that the home team has about 55-60% chance of winning this match. There could be betting value if you think differently, so to help you here are the stats from Shakhtar's earlier matches at home being 55%-60% favourite: Played one game, won zero matches, drawn one and lost zero.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Zorya are coming to town in three days.

Shakhtar Donetsk are showing their attacking force in their league home games this season, scoring more than 2,5 goals per game on average (23 goals in 8 games). From these home matches, Shakhtar have conceded only 6 goals.

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Maccabi Tel Aviv form and stats

They also participated in Europa League last season. This ended in the 3rd qualifying round.

Maccabi Tel Aviv's travelling support has been rewarded for their time and money so far this season, having witnessed Maccabi Tel Aviv collect 24 points from their 11 away matches in the Ligat ha'Al. 7 victories and 3 draws have created these points (and only 1 defeat). Total Europa League statistics for Maccabi Tel Aviv: 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. Things are running smoothly for Maccabi who hasn't tasted defeat in their last 13 matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against Ashdod. A great winning streak in away games for Maccabi Tel Aviv as they have managed to win five matches in a row as the visitors. Not since the Beitar Jerusalem have they travelled home without three points.

Maccabi play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 1-0 victory visiting Hapoel Be'er Sheva. Preceding that, the 0-2 home loss versus Shakhtar Donetsk.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Ashdod in just four days.

Maccabi has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 19 goals from 11 games. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (9 so far). It's worth mentioning that 6 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Maccabi Tel Aviv - Shakhtar Donetsk 0-2 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season.

Top Goalscorers

Maccabi Tel AvivY. Cohen
Y. Cohen
9 goals
Maccabi Tel AvivA. Pešić
A. Pešić
8 goals
Shakhtar DonetskA. Lourenço
A. Lourenço
4 goals

Shakhtar Donetsk missing players

Maccabi Tel Aviv missing players

Shakhtar Donetsk Maccabi Tel Aviv
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 14   Played P   14 25
12 7   Won W   9 16
10 5   Drew D   3 6
3 2   Lost L   2 3
45 30   Scored S   21 39
26 17   Conceded C   13 23
84% 93%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   93% 92%
76% 86%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   57% 60%
48% 50%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   50% 48%
40% 50%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   36% 32%
24% 36%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   7% 8%
44% 57%   BTTS BTTS   43% 44%
44% 29%   Clean Sheets C S   50% 48%
28% 21%   Failed to Score F T   14% 16%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.3 1   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.7 2
1 1   Red cards R C   0 2
 
11.6 12.8   Shots (avg) S (   10 9.8
5.3 5.9   Shots on Target (avg) S O   4.9 4.7
34% 38%   Goal Efficiency G E   30% 33%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Dynamo Kyiv 15 10 4 1 29 12 8 4 3 1 12 8 7 6 1 0 17 4 17 34
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 15 9 6 0 35 11 8 6 2 0 23 6 7 3 4 0 12 5 24 33
3 Zorya 14 7 5 2 26 11 7 3 3 1 12 6 7 4 2 1 14 5 15 26
4 Desna 15 6 6 3 20 14 8 5 2 1 13 6 7 1 4 2 7 8 6 24
5 Vorskla 15 5 7 3 20 13 5 3 2 0 11 3 10 2 5 3 9 10 7 22
6 Oleksandria 15 6 4 5 23 18 9 5 2 2 18 11 6 1 2 3 5 7 5 22
7 Kolos Kovalivka 15 5 7 3 20 16 8 2 5 1 10 6 7 3 2 2 10 10 4 22
8 Olimpik Donetsk 13 5 2 6 21 23 8 3 2 3 14 14 5 2 0 3 7 9 -2 17
9 Mariupol 15 4 4 7 14 21 3 0 0 3 1 4 12 4 4 4 13 17 -7 16
10 Inhulets 15 1 9 5 15 24 9 1 6 2 9 13 6 0 3 3 6 11 -9 12
11 Lviv 14 3 3 8 10 29 6 1 1 4 4 14 8 2 2 4 6 15 -19 12
12 Dnipro-1 14 3 2 9 18 28 8 2 1 5 9 12 6 1 1 4 9 16 -10 11
13 Rukh Vynnyky 15 1 7 7 13 26 8 1 5 2 9 9 7 0 2 5 4 17 -13 10
14 Minai 14 2 4 8 10 28 7 2 1 4 5 12 7 0 3 4 5 16 -18 10
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Maccabi Haifa 21 15 2 4 42 15 10 9 1 0 22 4 11 6 1 4 20 11 27 47
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 21 13 6 2 36 18 10 6 3 1 17 9 11 7 3 1 19 9 18 45
3 Ashdod 21 11 2 8 29 19 10 7 1 2 17 6 11 4 1 6 12 13 10 35
4 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 21 8 7 6 26 25 10 3 4 3 12 14 11 5 3 3 14 11 1 31
5 Maccabi Netanya 21 8 6 7 33 25 10 5 1 4 20 11 11 3 5 3 13 14 8 30
6 Maccabi Petah Tikva 19 9 2 8 19 18 10 5 1 4 9 7 9 4 1 4 10 11 1 29
7 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 19 8 4 7 17 18 10 4 2 4 9 13 9 4 2 3 8 5 -1 28
8 Hapoel Haifa 21 6 7 8 26 30 11 4 3 4 11 12 10 2 4 4 15 18 -4 25
9 Beitar Jerusalem 19 6 6 7 23 20 10 2 3 5 12 14 9 4 3 2 11 6 3 24
10 Hapoel Kfar Saba 21 6 4 11 18 27 10 4 1 5 11 10 11 2 3 6 7 17 -9 22
11 Hapoel Hadera 21 5 6 10 20 26 11 3 4 4 13 14 10 2 2 6 7 12 -6 21
12 Hapoel Tel Aviv 21 4 8 9 13 24 11 1 7 3 6 14 10 3 1 6 7 10 -11 20
13 Bnei Sakhnin 21 5 5 11 10 31 10 2 1 7 3 13 11 3 4 4 7 18 -21 20
14 Bnei Yehuda 19 4 5 10 13 29 10 3 3 4 8 14 9 1 2 6 5 15 -16 17

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The UEFA Europa League, abbreviated as UEL and commonly referred to as just the Europa League, is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA. It is the second-tier competition for football clubs in Europa, beneath the UEFA Champions League in value and importance. Teams qualify through their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Some teams qualify from the Champions League; more precisely the teams who are knocked out in the playoff qualifying round and the third-place finishers of the group stage. The winner of the Europa League qualifies for the Champions League in their next competitive season.