Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Roma live stream info, TV channel: How to watch Champions League on TV, stream online
Roma host Shakhtar Donetsk at the Stadio Olimpico with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on Tuesday, March 13.
Roma must overturn a first-leg deficit to stand a chance of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Shakhtar Donetsk.
Cengiz Under notched a vital away goal three weeks ago, only for the Ukrainian hosts to roar back through Facunda Ferreyra and Fred, and could have had more on the night.
The Italians have not reached the last eight of the competition in a decade. The last time Shakhtar reached the quarter-finals in 2011 they thumped Roma 6-2 at this stage.
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When: Tuesday, March 13 at 3:45 p.m. ET
Eusebio Di Francesco’s side have secured three wins on the bounce in the Serie A since their shock 1-0 defeat to Sampdoria back in January, with the recent form of Cengiz Ünder a massive boost ahead of the Champions League knockout stages.
Shakhtar Donetsk will be playing just their second competitive fixture following a two-month winter break after the Miners secured a 5-0 victory over Chornomorets Odesa in the Ukranian Premier League on Friday.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game in Kharkiv:
Shakhtar Donetsk have won their last three games against AS Roma, two of which have come on home soil. Their most recent victory in Rome saw the likes of Douglas Costa, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Willian star for the Ukranian giants in a five-goal thriller at the Stadio Olimpico.
Veteran midfielder Simone Perrotta was able to put Roma into a first-half lead with a deflected header at the back post.
However, the Giallorossi saw their lead extinguished immediately when Jádson saw a speculative effort deflect past Roma’s stranded goalkeeper, Doni.
Douglas Costa then scored an Arjen Robben style long-shot with his dangerous left foot before Luiz Adriano made it 3-1 before the half-time whistle.
Roma looked as though they could spark a comeback when midway through the second half Jérémy Ménez popped up with a fantastic goal from distance. However, Claudio Ranieri’s side were unable to find a third goal and would eventually be knocked out of the competition by a 6-2 aggregate scoreline.
Cengiz Ünder vs Ismaily
Eusebio Di Francesco will be hoping that the form of his Turkish superstar Cengiz Ünder will carry over to the Champions League this week after the 20-year-old scored four goals in his last three matches.
The former Medipol Basaksehir star has had a largely frustrating time in Italy after moving to Rome in a €13m deal last summer.
However, his match-winning performances against Hellas Verona, Benevento and Udinese in recent weeks have seen the youngster find his best form in a Giallorossi shirt.
The man that will be tasked with keeping Ünder quiet, and off his deadly left foot, on Wednesday is Brazilian fullback Ismaily. The 28-year-old is still an unknown quantity for most football fans, but his stunning performance against Manchester City in the group stages should give Roma cause for concern.