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Match facts: Roma v Shakhtar

Published: Sunday 13 February 2011, 4.29CET
Match facts: Roma v Shakhtar
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Published: Sunday 13 February 2011, 4.29CET

Match facts: Roma v Shakhtar


UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Roma conceded 11 goals in the group stage, more than any other side left in the competition along with Tottenham Hotspur FC and FC Internazionale Milano.

• Marco Cassetti and Jérémy Menez are within a booking of suspension.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 12 February: AS Roma 0-2 SSC Napoli (Cavani 49pen 83)
Júlio Sérgio; Rosi, Cassetti, Juan, Riise; Taddei (Menez 46), De Rossi, Perrotta; Simplício (Greco 77); Vučinić (Totti 77), Borriello

• The Giallorossi had won eight in a row at home in all competitions before being held by Brescia Calcio on 2 February, following that up with defeat on Saturday evening.

• It was Roma's first home defeat in Serie A since 25 April 2010 and a 2-1 loss to UC Sampdoria. They had won nine and drawn three since.

• It was also the club's seventh league defeat of the season, one more than they suffered in the whole of last term.

• The Giallorossi had scored in each of their last 20 games in all competitions before the Napoli game.

• Aleandro Rosi made his first start since 22 September in place of the suspended Nicolás Burdisso.

• Roma won seven out of eight after the group stage concluded, rising to a season high of fourth in Serie A and advancing to the Coppa Italia semi-finals. The Brescia draw halted the run, before a 5-3 defeat at FC Internazionale Milano on 6 February.

• It was the highest scoring game in 94 encounters between Roma and Inter at San Siro.

• Roma and Inter will meet again in the Coppa Italia semi-finals, with the first leg at the Stadio Olimpico on 20 April before the 11 May return.

• Claudio Ranieri's team have lost six of their 12 away league games this term.

• The Giallorossi will travel to Bologna FC on 23 February after their original meeting, on 30 January, was abandoned after 15 minutes due to heavy snow.

• Francesco Totti scored his fifth goal – and fourth penalty – of the season in the 3-0 win against Cagliari Calcio on 22 January, his 250th strike for the club.

• Roma accrued two points from their opening four matches, their worst start to a Serie A campaign since 1974/75 when they recovered to finish third.

Injury news
• Adriano has not played since dislocating his shoulder against S.S. Lazio on 19 January.

• David Pizarro has not featured since 28 November because of a persistent knee problem.

• Simone Perrotta was sidelined with a tendinitis problem from 10 November to 6 January.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Alex Daniel Pena, Simone Loria, Stefano Pettinari*
Out: Cicinho (Villarreal CF), Júlio Baptista (Málaga CF), Stefano Okaka Chuka* (AC Bari)
* from B list

International friendly duty
• Wednesday 9 February
Germany 1-1 Italy – De Rossi, Borriello (sub)
France 1-0 Brazil – Mexès, Menez
Portugal 1-2 Argentina – Nicolás Burdisso
Poland 1-0 Norway – Riise
Turkey 1-0 Romania, U21s – Pena


UEFA milestones
• Shakhtar have conceded 197 goals in UEFA competition.

• Luiz Adriano's goal on Matchday 6 was Shakhtar's 50th in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final; Răzvan Raţ's opener in the same game was their 100th European Champion Clubs' Cup goal.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• The Ukrainian side have committed 100 fouls; more than any other team in the last 16 ahead of the first legs.

• Raţ and Olexiy Gai will incur a ban with their next yellow cards.

Latest domestic information
• Shakhtar have not had a competitive fixture since beating SC Braga on 8 December. The Ukrainian Premier League season resumes on 3 March with Mircea Lucescu's men 12 points clear at the top of the table.

• From 18-27 January Shakhtar took part in the Dubai Match World Cup, defeat by eventual winners Al-Hilal FC helping consign them to bottom of their group before beating AC Sparta Praha in the fifth-place play-off.

• From 29 January to 8 February Shakhtar contested the Copa del Sol in Alicante and reached the final where, with international call-ups leaving only 13 players, they lost 1-0 to domestic rivals FC Karpaty Lviv.

Friendly results
20.01: 1-3 Al-Hilal FC, KSA (Luiz Adriano 89; Al-Mehyani 47, Al-Fraidi 71, Wilhelmsson 90)
22.01: 2-5 MŠK Žilina, SVK (Luiz Adriano 28pen, Mkhitaryan 58pen; Ceesay 4, Jež 45, Šourek 53, Pich 55, Mráz 76)
23.01*: 3-2 Denmark U21 (Raţ 32pen, Rakitskiy 42, Alex Teixeira 70; Agger 34, Jensen 61pen)
26.01: 2-1 AC Sparta Praha, CZE (Douglas Costa 6, Luiz Adriano 12; Kadlec 45)
29.01: 2-1 FC Viktoria Plzeň, CZE (Douglas Costa 81 90; Kolář 50)
30.01*: 2-1 FC Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti, ROU (Douglas Costa 6, Eduardo 73; Truţǎ 86)
01.02: 3-1 FC Nordsjælland, DEN (Mkhitaryan 27, Alex Teixeira 61, Chygrynskiy 79; Lund 84)
02.02*: 0-0 FC Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti, ROU
04.02: 4-1 Rosenborg BK, NOR (Luiz Adriano 4, Douglas Costa 17, Mkhitaryan 28, Willian 73pen; Åsen 66)
07.02: 0-1 FC Karpaty Lviv, UKR (Khudobyak 59)
* Not tournament fixtures

• The Pitmen have won their last 11 competitive matches, and 26 of their 29 fixtures this term. They have lost two of their last 38 matches in all competitions; their last 36 league games have brought 33 wins, two draws and one defeat.

• Shakhtar have won all 15 of their home games this season, conceding three goals in the process. They have won 18 in a row at home in all competitions: they have not lost on their own turf in 53 matches, since 22 October 2008 and a 1-0 defeat by Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Injury news
• Fernandinho broke his right leg on 10 September but returned to training at the start of February.

• Olexandr Kucher suffered a knee injury during Ukraine's friendly against Sweden on 9 February.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
Out: None

International friendly duty
• Tuesday 8 February
Romania 2-2 Ukraine (2-4 on pens) – Raţ; Pyatov, Chygrynskiy, Rakitskiy (goal), Stepanenko

• Wednesday 9 February
Sweden 1-1 Ukraine (4-5 on pens) – Kucher, Stepanenko
Cyprus 1-1 Romania (4-5 on pens) – Raţ (sub)
Armenia 1-2 Georgia – Mkhitaryan
Bolivia 1-2 Latvia – Marcelo Moreno
Croatia 4-2 Czech Republic – Srna, Eduardo (goal); Hübschman
France 1-0 Brazil – Jadson (sub)
Switzerland 1-1 Ukraine, U21s – Kryvtsov

• Ukraine won back-to-back penalty shoot-outs to triumph in the four-team Cyprus Cup.

• Jadson made his international debut as a 58th-minute replacement for Renato Augusto in Paris.

Last updated: 14/02/11 17.02CET

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