• This is the first competitive meeting between these two teams.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have played 56 games in the Champions League but have never had a goalless draw, a record.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won their last seven games at home in the group stages of the Champions League.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have only failed to score twice in 33 home games in the Champions League.
  • Leverkusen’s last four Champions League games have produced 21 goals (6 scored, 15 conceded).
  • Leverkusen’s Champions League games have historically produced 220 goals (100 for, 120 against), an average of 3.28 per game, the highest among this season’s 32 teams.
  • Shakhtar have won only five of their last 18 Champions League games.
  • Shakhtar’s only previous encounter with a German side in the Champions League was in February/March of this year in the last 16 against Borussia Dortmund. They drew 2-2 at home before losing 3-0 in Germany.
  • Shakhtar have had 12 shots, the lowest tally in the Champions League this season.