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UEFA Europa League: FC Shakhtar Donetsk - SL Benfica Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

FC Shakhtar DonetskFC Shakhtar DonetskOSK Metalist Stadion - KharkivThursday 20 February 2020
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Round of 32, First leg
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
04/12/2007GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - SL Benfica1-2
DonetskLucarelli 30 (P); Cardozo 6, 22
03/10/2007GSSL Benfica - FC Shakhtar Donetsk0-1
LisbonJádson 42
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FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
08/12/2016GSSC Braga - FC Shakhtar Donetsk2-4
BragaStoiljković 43, N. Vukčević 89; Kryvtsov 22, 62, Taison 39, 66
29/09/2016GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - SC Braga2-0
LvivStepanenko 5, Kovalenko 56
UEFA Europa League
14/04/2016QFFC Shakhtar Donetsk - SC Braga4-0
agg: 6-1
LvivSrna 25 (P), Ricardo Ferreira 43 (og), 73 (og), Kovalenko 50
07/04/2016QFSC Braga - FC Shakhtar Donetsk1-2
BragaWilson Eduardo 89; Rakits'kyy 45, Ferreyra 75
UEFA Champions League
10/12/2014GSFC Porto - FC Shakhtar Donetsk1-1PortoAboubakar 87; Stepanenko 50
30/09/2014GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - FC Porto2-2LvivAlex Teixeira 52, Luiz Adriano 85; Martínez 89 (P), 90+4
UEFA Champions League
23/11/2011GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - FC Porto0-2
DonetskHulk 79, Raţ 90 (og)
13/09/2011GSFC Porto - FC Shakhtar Donetsk2-1
PortoHulk 28, Kléber 51; Luiz Adriano 12
UEFA Champions League
08/12/2010GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - SC Braga2-0
DonetskRaţ 78, Luiz Adriano 83
28/09/2010GSSC Braga - FC Shakhtar Donetsk0-3
BragaLuiz Adriano 56, 72, Douglas Costa 90+2 (P)
UEFA Champions League
04/11/2008GSSporting Clube de Portugal - FC Shakhtar Donetsk1-0
LisbonDerlei 73
22/10/2008GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - Sporting Clube de Portugal0-1
DonetskLiedson 76
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
02/10/1997R1FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Boavista FC1-1
agg: 4-3
DonetskPotskhveria 79; Latapy 89
18/09/1997R1Boavista FC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk2-3
PortoLopes 35, Litos 44; Zubov 29, Atelkin 60, 63
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
21/03/1984QFFC Shakhtar Donetsk - FC Porto1-1
agg: 3-4
DonetskGrachov 63; Walsh 72
07/03/1984QFFC Porto - FC Shakhtar Donetsk3-2
PortoPacheco 41 (P), Frasco 48, Pereira 70; Morozov 6, Sokolovski 38

SL Benfica - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
01/11/2016GSSL Benfica - FC Dynamo Kyiv1-0
LisbonSalvio 45+2 (P)
19/10/2016GSFC Dynamo Kyiv - SL Benfica0-2
KyivSalvio 9 (P), Cervi 55
UEFA Europa League
27/08/2009POFC Vorskla Poltava - SL Benfica2-1
agg: 2-5
PoltavaSachko 48, Yesin 74; Saviola 59
20/08/2009POSL Benfica - FC Vorskla Poltava4-0
LisbonDi María 31, Cardozo 55 (P), Saviola 57, Weldon 77
18/12/2008GSSL Benfica - FC Metalist Kharkiv0-1
LisbonRykun 84
European Champions Clubs' Cup
01/04/1992R3 (GS)SL Benfica - FC Dynamo Kyiv5-0
LisbonBrito 25, 62, Isaías 70, Yuran 82, 86
27/11/1991R3 (GS)FC Dynamo Kyiv - SL Benfica1-0
KyivSalenko 31
European Champions Clubs' Cup
21/03/1990QFFC Dnipro - SL Benfica0-3
agg: 0-4
DnipropetrovskLima 55, 60, Ricardo 86
07/03/1990QFSL Benfica - FC Dnipro1-0
LisbonMagnusson 8
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SL Benfica64025302000011704196

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Match background Only this chapter

Shakhtar Donetsk host Benfica in the first leg of the only UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie between teams that competed in this season's UEFA Champions League group stage. Both clubs are participating in this round for the sixth time.

• Shakhtar's hopes of prolonging their UEFA Champions League campaign into the spring were dashed on Matchday 6 when, needing a win against Atalanta in Kharkiv to guarantee qualification from Group C, they lost 0-3 – their joint heaviest home European defeat. The Ukrainian side ended up with six points, one fewer than Benfica, whose chances of further UEFA Champions League progress ended with a 2-2 draw at RB Leipzig on Matchday 5 but who subsequently sealed third spot in Group G by defeating Zenit 3-0 in Lisbon.

Meet the Europa League last 32

Previous meetings
• The clubs' only previous pairing was in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage, when both claimed away wins, Shakhtar 1-0 in Lisbon and Benfica 2-1 in Donetsk, with current Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov playing in both games. Neither club made it through to the knockout phase, Benfica finishing third and Shakhtar fourth behind AC Milan and Celtic.

• Shakhtar's nine home games against Portuguese visitors have yielded three wins, three draws and three defeats. They have won the last two, both in the UEFA Europa League against Braga in Lviv, the first 4-0 in the 2015/16 quarter-final second leg to seal a 6-1 aggregate victory, the second 2-0 in the following season's group stage. Viktor Kovalenko scored in both matches, with Taras Stepanenko finding the net in the 2016/17 win. This is Shakhtar's first game against a Portuguese team in Kharkiv.

• Benfica have won three of their five previous UEFA encounters in Ukraine, losing the other two. The Eagles were triumphant on their most recent visit, beating Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage. They have won their last four fixtures, home and away, against Ukrainian sides.

Highlights: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Atalanta

Form guide
• Shakhtar won the Ukrainian league last season, claiming the title for the 12th time and also completing a domestic double for the third season in a row, which gave them a third successive appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage – and 14th in all.

• The Pitmen picked up only one win in the group stage, 2-1 at Atalanta with an added-time winner on Matchday 2. They then drew three games in succession, two against Dinamo Zagreb (2-2 h, 3-3 a) and the third, 1-1, away to a Manchester City side who had beaten them 3-0 in Kharkiv on Matchday 1. They ended the section exactly as they finished it with that decisive defeat by Atalanta to book a fourth UEFA Europa League round of 32 berth in five seasons.

• The 2008/09 UEFA Cup winners have been successful in only one of their previous five UEFA Europa League round of 32 ties, overcoming Schalke 3-0 on aggregate (0-0 h, 3-0 a) in 2015/16, when they went all the way to the semi-finals. The defeats have come against Fulham in 2009/10 (1-2 a, 1-1 h), Viktoria Plzeň in 2013/14 (1-1 a, 1-2 h), Celta Vigo in 2016/17 (1-0 a, 0-2 h) and Eintracht Frankfurt in 2018/19 (2-2 h, 1-4 a). They have yet to win a home leg in this round of the competition (D3 L2).

• The Donetsk club are without a win in seven home European fixtures (D4 L3), though they won four in a row prior to that sequence – all in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League, the last of them 2-1 against Roma in the round of 16 first leg. Their last home win in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase was that 4-0 victory against Braga in 2015/16.

Highlights: Benfica 3-0 Zenit

• Champions of Portugal for a record 37th time last season, Benfica thus qualified for a tenth successive appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage – and 15th in all. They finished third in their section last season, going on to reach the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, where they were eliminated on away goals by Eintracht Frankfurt (4-2 h, 0-2 a).

• Benfica lost their opening two fixtures in this season's UEFA Champions League group stage – 1-2 at home to RB Leipzig, 1-3 at Zenit – before trading home wins with Lyon and then conceding twice late on at Leipzig to draw 2-2 and drop out of the competition.

• Three second-half goals without reply against Zenit on Matchday 6 put Benfica back in the UEFA Europa League, where they will be hoping to protect a perfect record in the round of 32, all of their previous five ties at this stage having ended in victory – against Hertha Berlin in 2009/10 (1-1 a, 4-0 h), VfB Stuttgart in 2010/11 (2-1 h, 2-0 a), Bayer Leverkusen in 2012/13 (1-0 a, 2-1 h), PAOK in 2013/14 (1-0 a, 3-0 h) and Galatasaray in 2018/19 (2-1 a, 0-0 h). They are undefeated in all ten of their round of 32 matches, boasting four successive away wins.

• The 2012/13 and 2013/14 UEFA Europa League runners-up have won only three of their last 16 fixtures outside Portugal (D3 L10). Their away record in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase is W8 D5 L5.

UEFA Europa League squad changes
In: Artem Bondarenko, Fernando, Maycon, Oleksandr Pikhalonok
Out: Andriy Boryachuk (Rizespor), Bogdan Butko, Andrii Totovytskyi (Desna Chernihiv), Vitão

In: Dyego Sousa (Shenzhen, loan), Morato, Julian Weigl (Dortmund)
Out: Celton Biai (Vitória), Gedson Fernandes (Tottenham, loan), Germán Conti, Raúl de Tomás (Espanyol), Ljubomir Fejsa (Alavés, loan), Caio (Sharjah, loan), Nuno Santos

Highlights: Manchester City 1-1 Shakhtar Donetsk

Links and trivia
• Shakhtar are led by a Portuguese coach, Luís Castro, whose record in his homeland against Benfica is W3 D1 L11. Those matches include two 0-1 home defeats in four days in January 2019 as Vitória SC coach; they were opposite number Bruno Lage's first two matches after he had been confirmed as Benfica's head coach.

• Luís Castro and Bruno Lage are two of eight Portuguese head coaches on duty in this season's UEFA Europa League round of 32. The others are Nuno Espírito Santo (Wolves), Emanuel Ferro (Sporting), Sérgio Conceição (Porto), Pedro Martins (Olympiacos), Paulo Fonseca (Roma) and Micael Sequeira (Braga).

• Shakhtar's Brazilian left-back Ismaily played in Portugal from 2009 to 2013 for Estoril, Olhanense and Braga; he was never on the winning side against Benfica (D3 L5). Among Ismaily's team-mates at the first two clubs was current Benfica captain Jardel.

• Shakhtar right-back Dodô spent 2018/19 in Portugal on loan at Vitória SC.

• Júnior Moraes made his debut for the Ukrainian national team in a UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier against Portugal at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on 22 March 2019. The match ended 0-0.

• This is Benfica's 39th match in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase – a competition high, five more than any other club. They have reached at least the quarter-finals in all of their five previous participations in the competition.

• Benfica's transfer to the UEFA Europa League means that Portugal has retained a four-team complement in the competition, with Vitória SC having been eliminated at the end of the group stage and Porto, Braga and Sporting CP all going through. The next best represented nations are England, Germany and Spain, who all have three teams in the round of 32.

• Although still top of the Portuguese Liga, Benfica have lost their last two matches in the competition having won all of the previous 16. They went down 0-1 at home to Braga on Saturday, seven days after losing 3-2 at title rivals Porto.

Highlights: Leipzig 2-2 Benfica

The coaches
• Appointed Shakhtar Donetsk head coach in June 2019, Luís Castro replaced his compatriot Paulo Fonseca – a move he had also previously made back in 2014 when he stepped in as an interim replacement for the current Roma boss at Porto. A right-back, he spent most of his 17-year playing career in the lower leagues, and he also made a relatively discreet start in coaching before joining top-flight Penafiel in 2004. He was on Porto's coaching staff for a decade (2006–16) before spending one season apiece as the head coach of Rio Ave, Chaves and Vitória SC.

• Bruno Lage was appointed as Benfica coach on 14 January 2019, initially until the end of the season, having previously been in charge of the club's B team then served in an interim capacity following Rui Vitória's dismissal. He later agreed a contract until 2023 and led the Eagles to the 2018/19 Liga title with 18 wins and one draw in his 19 matches. The 43-year-old from Setubal had never previously served as a head coach in the top flight, although he has considerable experience in auxiliary roles. He was Benfica's youth coach from 2004–12 and subsequently worked in English football as the assistant to Carlos Carvalhal at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea.

UEFA Europa League knockout debut for VAR system
Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be deployed in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase. The decision was taken by the UEFA Executive Committee last September, following the introduction of the system in several UEFA competitions in the 2018/19 campaign.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Nickname: Hirnyky (The Pitmen)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 2009
• UEFA Super Cup: (2009)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Ukrainian league title: 12 (2019)
USSR/Ukrainian Cup: 17 (2019)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2017/18: UEFA Champions League round of 16
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2014/15: UEFA Champions League round of 16
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League round of 16
UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0 three times, most recently v Gent
20/10/16, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: BATE Borisov v Shakhtar
21/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 six times, most recently v Atalanta
11/12/19, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Bayern München v Shakhtar
11/03/15, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Shakhtar v Gent (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4: Birkirkara v Shakhtar
29/07/98, first qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3 twice, most recently v AZ Alkmaar
10/03/05, round of 16 first leg
0-2: Shakhtar v Celta Vigo (aet)
23/02/17, round of 32 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Austria Wien v Shakhtar
17/09/02, first round first leg
4-0: Zürich v Shakhtar
13/08/98, second qualifying round first leg


SL Benfica
Formed: 1904
Nickname: As Águias (The Eagles)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (2): 1961, 1962, (1963), (1965), (1968), (1988), (1990)
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: (1983), (2013), (2014)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 37 (2019)
Portuguese Cup: 26 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League round of 16
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
UEFA Champions League group stage
runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: quarter-finals

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
Benfica v Stade Dudelange
05/10/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Stade Dudelange v Benfica
30/09/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Benfica v Manchester United
09/03/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Celta Vigo v Benfica
25/11/99, UEFA Cup third round first leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Benfica v Everton
22/10/09, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: Izola v Benfica
30/09/92, first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Benfica v Bayern München
05/12/95, third round second leg
Benfica v Galatasaray
06/11/08, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Celta Vigo v Benfica (see above)


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Oleksii ShevchenkoUKR24/02/199227 - ----1-5-7-
30Andriy PyatovUKR28/06/198435 - 6---17-35-121-
51Mykyta TurbaievskyiUKR12/03/200217 - ----------
81Anatolii TrubinUKR01/08/200118 - ----------
4Serhiy KryvtsovUKR15/03/199128 - 6---13162232
5Davit KhocholavaGEO08/02/199327 - ----6-2-12-
22Mykola MatviyenkoUKR02/05/199623 - 6---1413-14-
31IsmailyBRA11/01/199030 - 6---16217-494
77Valeriy BondarUKR27/02/199920 - ----71----
87Nazarii MuravskyiUKR03/02/200020 - ----------
6Taras StepanenkoUKR08/08/198930 - 6---16-153635
7TaisonBRA13/01/198832 - 5---13742129217
8Marcos AntônioBRA13/06/200019 - 3---111--3-
9DentinhoBRA19/01/198931 - 2---92111262
11MarlosUKR07/06/198831 - 5---1483167111
14TetêBRA15/02/200020 - 31--143--31
15Yevhen KonoplyankaUKR29/09/198930 - 41--924387115
19Manor SolomonISR24/07/199920 - 52--1212-72
20Viktor KovalenkoUKR14/02/199624 - 5---121164415
21Alan PatrickBRA13/05/199128*61--1422-161
27MayconBRA15/07/199722 - ----4-1-71
50Serhiy BolbatUKR13/06/199326*3---10-7-14-
75Artem BondarenkoUKR21/08/200019 - ----------
76Oleksandr PikhalonokUKR07/05/199722 - ----2---41
91Mykhailo MudrykUKR05/01/200119 - ----------
99FernandoBRA01/03/199920 - --------2-
10Júnior MoraesUKR04/04/198732 - 62--16151284417
28Marquinhos CiprianoBRA09/02/199921 - ----3-----
45Danylo SikanUKR16/04/200118 - 1---3---1-
-Luís CastroPOR03/09/196158 - 6-------6-
SL Benfica - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Mile SvilarBEL27/08/199920 - --------3-
24Samuel SoaresPOR15/06/200217 - ----------
72Ivan ZlobinRUS07/03/199722 - ----------
98Fábio DuartePOR11/05/199821 - ----------
99Odisseas VlachodimosGRE26/04/199425 - 6---21-6-26-
3Álex GrimaldoESP20/09/199524 - 6---21-51293
6Rúben DiasPOR14/05/199722 - 6---21261231
23Tyronne EbuehiNED16/12/199524 - ----------
33JardelBRA29/03/198633 - 2---2-132483
34André AlmeidaPOR10/09/199029 - 1---14216-57-
38MoratoBRA30/06/200118 - ----------
71Nuno TavaresPOR26/01/200020 - ----31----
75Branimir KalaicaCRO01/06/199821 - ----------
82João FerreiraPOR22/03/200118 - ----------
84Tomás TavaresPOR07/03/200118 - 5---7---5-
89Pedro ÁlvaroPOR02/03/200019 - ----------
97FerroPOR26/03/199722 - 5---1914191
17Andrija ŽivkovićSRB11/07/199623 - ------134365
19ChiquinhoPOR19/07/199524 - 3---161--3-
21PizziPOR06/10/198930 - 63--21127-485
22Andreas SamarisGRE13/06/198930 - 1---8-3-29-
28Julian WeiglGER08/09/199524S----6-14-401
49Adel TaarabtFRA24/05/198930 - 4---1713-9-
61FlorentinoPOR19/08/199920 - 2---7-3-5-
68Rafael BritoPOR19/01/200218 - ----------
86Tiago DantasPOR24/12/200019 - ----------
88Gonçalo RamosPOR20/06/200118 - ----------
11Franco CerviARG26/05/199425 - 51--1324-294
14Haris SeferovićSUI22/02/199227 - 52--20251306
20Dyego SousaPOR14/09/198930 - ----2-5182
27Rafa SilvaPOR17/05/199326 - 31--125173314
73JotaPOR30/03/199920 - 2---10-1-3-
92David TavaresPOR18/03/199920 - 1-------1-
95Carlos ViníciusBRA25/03/199524 - 51--1914--51
-Bruno LagePOR12/05/197643 - 5-----6-11-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC Shakhtar DonetskFixtures and results
31/07/2019LeagueFC Olexandriya (A)W 3-1Bykhal 58 (og), Taison 73, Dentinho 90+1
04/08/2019LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (H)W 3-0Marlos 40, Júnior Moraes 45, Ismaily 63
10/08/2019LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)W 2-1Júnior Moraes 21, Marlos 64
18/08/2019LeagueFC Lviv (A)W 2-0Dentinho 31, Marlos 37
25/08/2019LeagueFC Mariupol (H)W 5-1Tetê 8, 11, Júnior Moraes 12, Taison 62 (P), Marcos Antônio 83
01/09/2019LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (A)W 4-0Júnior Moraes 13, 80, Solomon 45+3, Marlos 60
14/09/2019LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (H)W 4-3Taison 42, Marlos 54, Júnior Moraes 60, 89
18/09/2019UCLManchester City FC (H)L 0-3
22/09/2019LeagueDesna (A)W 1-0Marlos 22
27/09/2019LeagueFC Vorskla Poltava (H)W 4-0Bondar 32, Konoplyanka 50 (P), Alan Patrick 72, Júnior Moraes 77
01/10/2019UCLAtalanta BC (A)W 2-1Júnior Moraes 41, Solomon 90+5
06/10/2019LeagueDnipro-1 (A)W 2-0Júnior Moraes 4, Taison 83
18/10/2019LeagueKolos Kovalivka (H)W 6-0Júnior Moraes 5, 61, Konoplyanka 26, Dodô 32, Taison 43, 45
22/10/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (H)D 2-2Konoplyanka 16, Dodô 75
27/10/2019LeagueFC Olexandriya (H)D 0-0
30/10/2019CupFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)L 1-2 aetStepanenko 90+2
02/11/2019LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (A)W 3-0Boryachuk 10, Kovalenko 58, Tetê 65
06/11/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (A)D 3-3Alan Patrick 13, Júnior Moraes 90+3, Tetê 90+8 (P)
10/11/2019LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)W 1-0Kryvtsov 18
22/11/2019LeagueFC Lviv (H)W 4-1Júnior Moraes 11, 53, 77 (P), Alan Patrick 85
26/11/2019UCLManchester City FC (A)D 1-1Solomon 69
01/12/2019LeagueFC Mariupol (A)D 1-1Taison 15 (P)
06/12/2019LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (H)W 3-0Matviyenko 4, Marlos 77, Ismaily 90+1
11/12/2019UCLAtalanta BC (H)L 0-3
14/12/2019LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (A)W 2-1Júnior Moraes 54, Marlos 84 (P)
20/02/2020UELSL Benfica (H)
23/02/2020LeagueDesna (H)
27/02/2020UELSL Benfica (A)
01/03/2020LeagueFC Vorskla Poltava (A)
07/03/2020LeagueDnipro-1 (H)
14/03/2020LeagueKolos Kovalivka (A)
1FC Shakhtar Donetsk18162050950
2FC Dynamo Kyiv181134361236
3FC Zorya Luhansk181044341634
4Desna 181035291333
5FC Olexandriya181035231733
6FC Mariupol18576172622
7Kolos Kovalivka186210183120
9FC Olimpik Donetsk185310163218
10FC Lviv184311143215
11FC Vorskla Poltava184212123314
12FC Karpaty Lviv182511153311
SL BenficaFixtures and results
10/08/2019LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)W 5-0Nuno Tavares 26, Pizzi 32 (P), 74, Seferović 70, Carlos Vinícius 84
17/08/2019LeagueOs Belenenses (A)W 2-0Rafa Silva 58, Pizzi 90+2
24/08/2019LeagueFC Porto (H)L 0-2
01/09/2019LeagueSC Braga (A)W 4-0Pizzi 25 (P), 47, Bruno Viana 51 (og), Ricardo Esgaio 73 (og)
14/09/2019LeagueGil Vicente FC (H)W 2-0Nogueira de Paula 45 (og), Pizzi 53
17/09/2019UCLRB Leipzig (H)L 1-2Seferović 84
21/09/2019LeagueMoreirense FC (A)W 2-1Rafa Silva 85, Seferović 90+1
28/09/2019LeagueVitória FC (H)W 1-0Carlos Vinícius 63
02/10/2019UCLFC Zenit (A)L 1-3De Tomás 85
18/10/2019CupCova da Piedade (A)W 4-0Pizzi 47, 49, Carlos Vinícius 64, 90+1
23/10/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)W 2-1Rafa Silva 4, Pizzi 86
27/10/2019LeagueCD Tondela (A)W 1-0Ferro 19
30/10/2019LeaguePortimonense SC (H)W 4-0André Almeida 17, Rúben Dias 47, Carlos Vinícius 63, 65
02/11/2019LeagueRio Ave FC (H)W 2-0Rúben Dias 31, Pizzi 51
05/11/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)L 1-3Seferović 76
09/11/2019LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)W 2-1Carlos Vinícius 54, Pizzi 78
23/11/2019CupVizela (A)W 2-1De Tomás 70, Carlos Vinícius 87
27/11/2019UCLRB Leipzig (A)D 2-2Pizzi 20, Carlos Vinícius 59
30/11/2019LeagueCS Marítimo (H)W 4-0Pizzi 8, Carlos Vinícius 17, 55, Grolli 31 (og)
06/12/2019LeagueBoavista FC (A)W 4-1Carlos Vinícius 34, 62, Cervi 52, Gabriel 90+2
10/12/2019UCLFC Zenit (H)W 3-0Cervi 47, Pizzi 58 (P), Azmoun 79 (og)
14/12/2019LeagueFC Famalicao (H)W 4-0Carlos Vinícius 39, Pizzi 48, 63, Caio 89
18/12/2019CupSC Braga (H)W 2-1Pizzi 19, Carlos Vinícius 62
04/01/2020LeagueVitória SC (A)W 1-0Cervi 23
10/01/2020LeagueCD Aves (H)W 2-1Pizzi 76 (P), André Almeida 89
14/01/2020CupRio Ave FC (H)W 3-2Cervi 13, Seferović 64, 71
17/01/2020LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)W 2-0Rafa Silva 80, 90+9
26/01/2020LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)W 2-0Rafa Silva 39, Carlos Vinícius 47
31/01/2020LeagueOs Belenenses (H)W 3-2Carlos Vinícius 31, Taarabt 38, Chiquinho 78
04/02/2020CupFC Famalicao (H)W 3-2Pizzi 53 (P), Rafa Silva 78, Gabriel 90+5
08/02/2020LeagueFC Porto (A)L 2-3Carlos Vinícius 18, 50
11/02/2020CupFC Famalicao (A)D 1-1Pizzi 24
15/02/2020LeagueSC Braga (H)L 0-1
20/02/2020UELFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)
24/02/2020LeagueGil Vicente FC (A)
27/02/2020UELFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)
02/03/2020LeagueMoreirense FC (H)
08/03/2020LeagueVitória FC (A)
15/03/2020LeagueCD Tondela (H)
22/03/2020LeaguePortimonense SC (A)
05/04/2020LeagueRio Ave FC (A)
11/04/2020LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)
19/04/2020LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
22/04/2020LeagueBoavista FC (H)
26/04/2020LeagueFC Famalicao (A)
03/05/2020LeagueVitória SC (H)
10/05/2020LeagueCD Aves (A)
17/05/2020LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
24/05/2020CupFC Porto (H)
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4Sporting Clube de Portugal211137322336
5FC Famalicao21966343733
6Rio Ave FC21966292133
7CD Santa Clara21858172129
8Boavista FC21777181928
9Vitória SC21777342428
10Gil Vicente FC21687232726
11Vitória FC21687152326
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16FC Paços de Ferreira214413123016
17Portimonense SC212910153015
18CD Aves214116224013

Last updated 18/02/2020 10:53CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Shakhtar Donetsk

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    Manchester City FC642016414
    Atalanta BC62138127
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk61328136
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb612310135
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City FC
    0-1 Mahrez 24, 0-2 Gündoğan 38, 0-3 Jesus 76
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Taison, Júnior Moraes (77 Dentinho), Marlos, Solomon (46 Konoplyanka), Alan Patrick (74 Marcos Antônio), Matviyenko, Ismaily, Bolbat
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Atalanta BC 1-2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 Zapata 28, 1-1 Júnior Moraes 41, 1-2 Solomon 90+5
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Taison, Júnior Moraes, Marlos (86 Konoplyanka), Kovalenko, Alan Patrick (69 Solomon), Matviyenko, Ismaily, Bolbat (93 Dodô)
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 GNK Dinamo Zagreb
    1-0 Konoplyanka 16, 1-1 Olmo 25, 1-2 Oršić 60 (P) , 2-2 Dodô 75
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Taison, Júnior Moraes, Marlos (84 Kovalenko), Konoplyanka (66 Solomon), Alan Patrick, Matviyenko, Ismaily, Bolbat (66 Dodô)
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb 3-3 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    0-1 Alan Patrick 13, 1-1 Petković 25, 2-1 Ivanušec 83, 3-1 Ademi 89, 3-2 Júnior Moraes 90+3, 3-3 Tetê 90+8 (P)
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko (90 Marcos Antônio), Taison, Júnior Moraes, Marlos, Kovalenko, Alan Patrick (84 Tetê), Matviyenko (86 Dentinho), Ismaily, Dodô
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Manchester City FC 1-1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 Gündoğan 56, 1-1 Solomon 69
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Júnior Moraes (91 Sikan), Tetê, Konoplyanka (65 Solomon), Kovalenko (81 Marcos Antônio), Alan Patrick, Matviyenko, Ismaily, Dodô
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Atalanta BC
    0-1 Castagne 66, 0-2 Pašalić 80, 0-3 Gosens 90+4
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Taison, Júnior Moraes, Tetê (59 Marlos), Kovalenko (71 Solomon), Alan Patrick, Matviyenko, Ismaily, Dodô
  • UEFA Europa League - Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (20/02/2020)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 8 (27/02/2020)
    SL Benfica-FC Shakhtar Donetsk

SL Benfica

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    RB Leipzig632110811
    Olympique Lyonnais6222988
    SL Benfica621310117
    FC Zenit6213797
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    SL Benfica 1-2 RB Leipzig
    0-1 Werner 69, 0-2 Werner 78, 1-2 Seferović 84
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Fejsa, Rúben Dias, De Tomás, Cervi (76 Seferović), Pizzi (76 Rafa Silva), Taarabt, Jota (67 David Tavares), Tomás Tavares, Ferro
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    FC Zenit 3-1 SL Benfica
    1-0 Dzyuba 22, 2-0 Rúben Dias 70 (og) , 3-0 Azmoun 78, 3-1 De Tomás 85
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Fejsa (60 Caio), Rúben Dias, Gabriel, Seferović (80 De Tomás), Pizzi (60 Carlos Vinícius), Rafa Silva, Jardel, Taarabt, Tomás Tavares
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    SL Benfica 2-1 Olympique Lyonnais
    1-0 Rafa Silva 4, 1-1 Depay 70, 2-1 Pizzi 86
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Rúben Dias, Gabriel, Cervi (78 De Tomás), Seferović (59 Carlos Vinícius), Rafa Silva (20 Pizzi), Florentino, Gedson Fernandes, Tomás Tavares, Ferro
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Olympique Lyonnais 3-1 SL Benfica
    1-0 Andersen 4, 2-0 Depay 33, 2-1 Seferović 76, 3-1 Traoré 89
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Rúben Dias, Gabriel, Cervi (73 Pizzi), Chiquinho, Florentino, Gedson Fernandes (46 Seferović), Tomás Tavares, Carlos Vinícius, Ferro (16 Jardel)
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    RB Leipzig 2-2 SL Benfica
    0-1 Pizzi 20, 0-2 Carlos Vinícius 59, 1-2 Forsberg 90 (P) , 2-2 Forsberg 90+6
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Rúben Dias, Gabriel, Cervi (98 Jota), Chiquinho, Pizzi (93 Caio), André Almeida, Taarabt, Carlos Vinícius (82 De Tomás), Ferro
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SL Benfica 3-0 FC Zenit
    1-0 Cervi 47, 2-0 Pizzi 58 (P) , 3-0 Azmoun 79 (og)
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Rúben Dias, Gabriel (81 Samaris), Cervi (81 Seferović), Chiquinho, Pizzi, Taarabt, Tomás Tavares, Carlos Vinícius (89 Caio), Ferro
  • UEFA Europa League - Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (20/02/2020)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 8 (27/02/2020)
    SL Benfica-FC Shakhtar Donetsk

Last updated 17/12/2019 10:35CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBobby Madden (SCO)
  • Assistant refereesDouglas Ross (SCO) , David Roome (SCO)
  • Video Assistant RefereePaul Tierney (ENG)
  • Fourth officialDonald Robertson (SCO)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeWilliam Collum (SCO)
  • UEFA DelegateOlzhas Abrayev (KAZ)
  • UEFA Referee observerShmuel Shteif (ISR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Bobby Madden25/10/19783267

Bobby Madden

Referee since: 2002
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship


UEFA Europa League matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/10/2012UELGSClub Atlético de MadridA. Académica de Coimbra2-1Madrid
18/09/2014UELGSPSV EindhovenEstoril Praia1-0Eindhoven
27/11/2014UELGSFC Internazionale MilanoFC Dnipro2-1Milan
01/10/2015UELGSSC BragaFC Groningen1-0Braga
14/09/2017UELGSTSG 1899 HoffenheimSC Braga1-2Sinsheim

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/10/2012UELGSClub Atlético de MadridA. Académica de Coimbra2-1Madrid
18/09/2014UELGSPSV EindhovenEstoril Praia1-0Eindhoven
27/11/2014UELGSFC Internazionale MilanoFC Dnipro2-1Milan
01/10/2015UELGSSC BragaFC Groningen1-0Braga
14/09/2017UELGSTSG 1899 HoffenheimSC Braga1-2Sinsheim
24/10/2018UCLGSFC Lokomotiv MoskvaFC Porto1-3Moscow
12/12/2018UCLGSSL BenficaAEK Athens FC1-0Lisbon

Last updated 19/02/2020 03:05CET



Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • QUAL: All UEFA qualifiers
  • UEL: Current season total UEFA Europa League appearances from the group stage onwards prior to the current matchday
  • UEL: Total appearances in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on