• This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.
  • Real Sociedad are taking part in their second Champions League campaign, after 2003/04 when they reached the last 16 before being knocked out by Lyon.
  • Real Sociedad have won none of their last six Champions League games (3 draws, 3 defeats).
  • Shakhtar are making their ninth appearance in the Champions League, only Dynamo Kiev have made more among Ukrainian sides (14).
  • Shakhtar have won only four of their last 16 Champions League games.
  • Shaktar’s best performance in the Champions League was a quarter-final in 2010/11 – they were then knocked out by Barcelona.
  • Real Sociedad’s four Champions League home games have only produced four goals (1 win, 2 draws, 1 defeat).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have conceded 12 goals in their four Champions League games played in Spain (1 win, 3 defeats).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have played 54 games in the Champions League but have never had a goalless draw.