Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Champions League: Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Benfica

The News: In one of two CL games tonight, Freddy Adu and Benfica travel to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk with a UEFA Cup berth on the line.

Of Note: Benfica have no possibility of qualifying for the next round of the Champions League. However, should they win, they will finish in third place in the group, guaranteeing them entry into the next stage of the UEFA Cup. Shakhtar need a win, coupled with a heavy Celtic loss to Milan, to have any hope of progressing to the next stage. Benfica were pegged back at the weekend, falling 1-0 to title rivals Porto, and they’ll need to regain their focus in the sub-zero climate of Donetsk if they want to continue playing for a continental trophy this year.

Up Next: Read the match preview here, and follow the game at UEFA.com from 2:30 p.m. ET.

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