Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia M’gladbach go head to head at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in the third round of the Champions League group stages. The Miners have been performing above expectations in the elite competition this term, with the team shocking Real Madrid on the road, while sharing the spoils with Inter at home. A win over die Fohlen will see the Ukrainian champions cement top position in the standings, and they are surely capable of beating the Germans at home ground.
Borussia M’gladbach dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid, and seeing that they are not regarded as good travellers, we are tempted to put our money on the in-form hosts. Dentinho is out of contention for the hosts as he suffered an injury in the draw with Inter, while the likes of Poulsen, Zakaria, and Doucoure should miss out for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Oleksiy Shevchenko):
Oleksiy Shevchenko is a Ukrainian goalkeeper who was born in Dnipropetrovsk on February 24, 1992. The 188-cm tall shot-stopper played for his home-town club Inter Dnipropetrovsk during his youth career and he started his senior career at Metalurh Zaporizhya. Oleksiy Shevchenko made 13 appearances for Metalurh 2, while playing no more than 13 games for the first team.
In 2013 he moved to Dynamo Kyiv, but he was immediately sent on loan to Hoverla Uzhhorod. The Ukrainian goalkeeper played for the likes of Olimpik Donetsk, Torpedo Kutaisi and Dila Gori on loan as well before signing a contract with Zorya Luhansk in 2016.
Shevchenko made his debut for Zorya in the Ukrainian Premier League on April 10, 2016 in a 2-1 loss to Dnipro. He quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Zorya and he did well to keep ten clean sheets in 25 appearances for Zorya in the 2016/2017 Ukrainian Premier League campaign. Shevchenko received his first call-up for the Ukraine national football team in October 2016 for 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Turkey and Kosovo.
Highlighted Team (Monchengladbach ):
Borussia Monchengladbach is a German football club founded in 1900 in West Germany. The club is currently playing in the highest German football division: The Bundesliga. The club from Northrine Westfalia hosts its home games in the Borussia-Park stadium. The Borussia Park stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in Germany and holds a capacity of 55 000 spectators.
The club colors of Borussia Monchengladbach are black and white. The most known nickname for Borussia Monchengladbach is Die Fohlen which literally means the foals. Borussia Monchengladbach is one of the most successful clubs in Germany holding the German title for 5 times. The DFB Pokal 3 times and the UEFA cup 2 times.
The are a lot of world class players with a Borussia Monchengladbach history such as: Thorgan Hazard, Effenberg, ter Stegen, BIerhoff, Matthaus, Heynckes, Reus and Elber.