On Tuesday, September 19, the champion of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk will start the group tournament of the Champions League with a nominal home match in Hamburg, Germany.
Both clubs directly made their way to the main draw of the most prestigious club tournament in Europe — “Miners” as champions of Ukraine, “Dragons” as vice-champions of Portugal. For “Shakhtar” this is the 18th participation in the group tournament of the Champions League, for “Porto” – the 27th.
Both teams have had a successful start to the new season in their national championships. “Miners” lead the standings after seven rounds, having scored 17 points (5 wins and 2 draws, goal difference – 15:7), and “Dragons” lead with 13 points after five rounds (4 wins and 1 draw, goals – 8:4).
Previously, the rivals met twice in the group stage of the most prestigious club tournament of the Old World. In the 2011/2012 season, the “dragons” were twice stronger (2:1 in Porto and 2:0 in Donetsk), and in the 2014/2015 draw, it was not possible to determine the winner twice (2:2 on the Shakhtar field and 1: 1 on the “Porto” field).
This time, bookmakers see the Portuguese club as a clear favorite. For example, Favbet analysts accept bets on the victory of “Porto” with a coefficient of 1.87, on a draw – 4.10, on the success of “Shakhtar” – 4.45.
The match is live “Shakhtar” – “Porto” on the territory of Ukraine (beginning — o 22:00) will show the media service RAINBOW.
Champions League. Group N. 1st round
September 19 (Tuesday)
“Fuck” — “Fuck” 22:00 MEGOGO
Let’s add that in another match of Group H, Catalan “Barcelona” will host Belgian “Antwerp” on its field.
Earlier, “FACTS” reported that the elder brother of Shakhtar’s main goalkeeper Dmytro Riznyk died in the war.
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