After 2-2 draw in the first leg, The German side looks good to take benefit from the away-goals advantage as Jürgen Klopp’s men were certainly one of only four sides to post a 100% home record in the group stage in spite of playing in a tough group, beating Ajax, Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Bundesliga title is out of their reach and they having been knocked out of the domestic cup by runaway leaders Bayern Munich mean this competition is the only chance for Borussia to win some trophy this season.
Shahktar should really be in way better form in the second leg though, they’ve just started their domestic season on Friday after having a three-month break by beating Volyn Lutsk in a match that ended 4-1.
The score draw away from home tipped the scales only slightly in Dortmund’s favour, and today it’s time for them to prove that Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson right when he pointed out them as one of the favourites for the title.
Dortmund director of sport Michael Zorc told Kicker magazine that they don’t want to watch the next round of Champions League games from their sofas.
Borussia Dortmund was not surprisingly the higher quality side in the first leg, but primarily due to Shakhtar Donetsk’s deficiency of competitive games, we’ve seen far better performances from the Ukranian side in the group stage.
Both teams will be complete and there isn’t any obstacle for a enjoyable match in which we expect a lot of goals.