• This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.
  • The record between Shakhtar and English opposition in the Champions League is perfectly balanced (3 home wins, 3 away defeats).
  • Shakhtar have won all three of their home games against English opposition in the Champions League (7 goals for, 2 against).
  • Shakhtar have always scored against English opposition in the Champions League (6 games).
  • Manchester Utd are unbeaten against Ukrainian clubs in the Champions League (3 wins, 1 draw).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have played 55 games in the Champions League but have never had a goalless draw, a record.
  • Shakhtar have won only 2 of their last 8 home games in the Champions League (3 draws, 3 defeats). Their last home win was against an English side, Chelsea in October 2012 (2-1).
  • Manchester Utd have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 8 games in the Champions League.
  • Manchester Utd scored with 4 of their 5 shots on target against Bayer Leverkusen on the opening matchday.
  • Shakhtar only had 6 shots against Real Sociedad, the lowest tally on the opening matchday alongside Basel.
  • Wayne Rooney is the top English scorer in the Champions League (29 goals since 1992/93).
  • Robin van Persie has now scored in each of the last 10 Champions League seasons.