The defender had been suffering with chickenpox, but he has recovered in time to be named in Shakhtar's starting lineup.
Meanwhile, Taison makes his competitive debut for the Ukrainians after his recent move from Metalist Kharkiv.
SHAKHTAR DONESTSK: Pyatov; Raţ, Chygrynskiy, Rakitskiy, Hubschman; Fernandinho, Alex Teixeira, Srna, Luiz Adriano; Mkhitaryan, Taison
Subs: Kanibolotskiy, Shevchuk, Ishchenko, Stepanenko, Douglas Costa, Eduardo, Devic
BORUSSIA DORTMUND: Weidenfeller; Hummels, Piszczek, Felipe Santana, Schmelzer; Kehl; Bender, Gotze, Reus; BLaszczykowski, LewandowskI
Subs: Langerak, Subotic, Halstenberg, Leitner, Nuri Sahin, Bittencourt, Schieber