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Match facts: Shakhtar v Juventus

Published: Sunday 2 December 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Shakhtar v Juventus
Juventus and Shakhtar drew 1-1 in Turin on matchday two ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 2 December 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Shakhtar v Juventus


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• Having gone into this season on a four-game winless run in the UEFA Champions League at the Donbass Arena, Shakhtar have claimed two victories from two at home this term.

• Andriy Pyatov, Olexandr Kucher, Răzvan Raţ, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Fernandinho, Darijo Srna and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have played every minute of Shakhtar's group stage campaign.

• Luiz Adriano is banned on matchday six; Tomáš Hübschman and Kucher will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

• Mkhitaryan scored his 18th league goal of the season on Friday as the Pitmen won 2-0 at FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih. Both sides had players sent off, with Fernandinho (52) followed by the hosts' Olexiy Antonov (69).

• Mkhitaryan's tally of 18 league goals this term is already the best return for a campaign by a Shakhtar player since Oleksiy Byelik (21) in 2002/03. The Armenia forward's highest mark before this season was 12, for FC Pyunik in 2007.

• Alex Teixeira was also on target with his 12 goal in all competitions this season, two more than his 2011/12 haul.

• Shakhtar are on a 16-match winning run at home in all competitions, since a 1-1 draw with FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on 4 March.

• Mircea Lucescu's side lost 2-0 at FC Arsenal Kyiv on 17 November, ending the club's national record runs of 24 successive Ukrainian Premier League victories and 34 top-flight matches in a row where they scored at least once. Their previous league defeat was 2-1 at home to FC Metalist Kharkiv on 23 October 2011.

• Shakhtar this season became the first team to win the first 15 games of a Ukrainian top-flight campaign.

• Dmytro Chygrynskiy (out since 17 November, thigh) and Hübschman (7 November, thigh) have been sidelined.

• Shakhtar's 20-game unbeaten start to the season, including 19 wins, ended at Chelsea FC on matchday four.


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• Juventus's win against FC Nordsjælland on matchday four ended an unprecedented nine successive draws in European competition; the previous high was seven.

• On matchday one, Juventus became only the second team to avoid defeat against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League after going two goals down, following AS Monaco FC in the 2004 semi-final second leg.

• Juve have had more shots wide (51) than any other team in the group stage.

• Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Claudio Marchisio and Andrea Pirlo have played every minute of Juve's group campaign, though Marchisio serves a one-game ban on matchday six.

• Giorgio Chiellini's next yellow card will incur a suspension.

• Juventus extended their unbeaten run in the Derby della Mole to 13 games on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over a Torino FC side reduced to ten men on 36 minutes when Kamil Glik was sent off.

• Juventus lost 1-0 at AC Milan on 25 November, their first defeat in 29 games away from home in all competitions, since a 1-0 defeat at Parma FC on 15 May 2011.

• Sidelined since May with a thigh problem, Simone Pepe returned to action on 17 November as Juve were held 0-0 by S.S. Lazio. It was the first time in 18 home games in all competitions that the Bianconeri failed to score.

• Chiellini captained Italy for the first time on 14 November in a 2-1 defeat by France. Andrea Barzagli, Bonucci, Emanuele Giaccherini, Marchisio, Pirlo and Sebastian Giovinco also featured in Parma.

• On 10 November Fabio Quagliarella scored his first professional hat-trick as Juventus won 6-1 at Pescara, their largest away victory in Serie A since beating Milan by the same scoreline on 6 April 1997.

• The Bianconeri's 49-game unbeaten run in Serie A – nine short of Milan's Italian top-flight record set between 1991 and 1993 – ended on 3 November with a 3-1 loss at home to FC Internazionale Milano.

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