Today Shakhtar kicks off in the knockout stage of the Europa League

The footballers of Donetsk «Shakhtar» will hold on Thursday, February 18, the first match 1/16 finals of the UEFA Europa League in which the team of Mircea Lucescu at the Arena Lviv will host the German club «Shalke-04» from Gelsenkirchen.

The game will start at 22.05. Broadcast on TV channel «Ukraine».

The teams met at this stage of the drawing 11 years ago. After the draw in Donetsk (1:1), the Pitmen got a narrow win in Gelsenkirchen (1:0). This was the only time when Schalke countered the team from Ukraine.

Shakhtar are in third time will play in the 1/16 finals of the tournament after winning the UEFA Cup in 2009. On two previous occasions, the Pitmen were not on. In 2010, the Pitmen lost to the English «Fulham» (1:2, 1:1), and in 2014 — Czech «Victoria» (1:1, 1:2).

Donetsk team spent 16 matches against German clubs, having won five wins and five draws and six defeats.

His main victory over the representative of Germany, the Donetsk club has won the UEFA Cup in 2008/09, defeating SV Werder Bremen with the score 2:1 in Istanbul.

The last four home games against German teams Shakhtar ended in a draw.

Match «Shakhtar» — «FC Schalke 04» will serve referees from Turkey headed by Husaina Gocek. The second leg takes place on February 25 at «AufSchalke Arena» in Gelsenkirchen.

Today Shakhtar kicks off in the knockout stage of the Europa League 18.02.2016

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