MX23RW : Wednesday, September 26 03:26:09
Oct 21, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​City Stadium
BATEBATE Borisov
0-7
ShakhtarShakhtar Donetsk

Chernik (27'), Mladenovic (80')
FT(HT: 0-6)
Teixeira (11'), Adriano (28' pen., 37', 40', 44', 82'), Costa (35')
Adriano (88')

Preview: BATE Borisov vs. Shakhtar Donetsk

Sports Mole previews the match in the Champions League between BATE Borisov and Shakhtar Donetsk.

BATE Borisov go into their Champions League fixture with Shakhtar Donetsk in confident mood having defeated Athletic Bilbao on matchday two.

The Belarusian league leaders were considered the underdogs in a group also containing Porto, but despite being thrashed by the Portuguese giants in September, they are in contention for qualification from Group H.

BATE go into Tuesday's contest on the back of four successive wins, while they haven't suffered defeat at the Borisov Arena during the current campaign.

Shakhtar have endured a mixed few weeks on both the domestic and European front, but Mircea Lucescu would have been pleased to see his team hit six past Volyn last week.

That win came after Shakhtar had conceded two late goals to draw 2-2 with Porto before losing 1-0 away at rivals Dynamo Kiev.

Douglas Costa and Alex Teixeira could return to Lucescu's starting lineup after both made an impact from the substitutes' bench on Friday.

Recent form

BATE Borisov: DWWWW

Shakhtar Donetsk: LWDLW

Possible starting lineups

BATE Borisov: Chernik, Tubic, Khagush, Polyakov, Likhtarovich, Baga, Gordeychuk, Karnitskiy, Volodko, Yablonski, Signevich

Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Srna, Chygrynskiy, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Ilsinho , Dentinho, Douglas Costa, Fernando, Luiz Adriano, Alex Teixeira

Sports Mole says: 1-1

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Athletic Bilbao's forward Aritz Aduriz celebrates with his teammates after scoring his second goal during the UEFA Champions League play-off second leg football match Athletic Bilbao vs SSC Napoli at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on August 27, 2014
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