Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto: Champions League Group Stage Preview

Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto will go head-to-head in their opening match of the 2023/24 Champions League group stage. Both teams have had a flawless start to their respective domestic leagues, with no defeats so far this season.

Kick off time and live stream

  • Kick off time: 8pm BST
  • Live stream: discovery+ app/website

If you can’t make it to the stadium, you can catch all the action live on the discovery+ app or website.

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Match Preview

Both Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto have been in excellent form in their respective leagues. Shakhtar Donetsk currently sits at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League table, having won all of their matches so far. They have been dominant in their performances, scoring plenty of goals and conceding very few.

Porto, on the other hand, is leading the way in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. They have also won all of their matches and have been equally impressive in their performances. Porto boasts a strong attacking lineup and has been able to find the back of the net with ease.

This match promises to be a thrilling encounter between two teams in top form. Both sides will be looking to continue their winning streaks and make a statement in the Champions League group stage.

Key Players to Watch

Shakhtar Donetsk will heavily rely on their star striker, Junior Moraes, who has been in sensational form this season. Moraes has already scored a hat-trick in the league and will be a constant threat to Porto’s defense.

Porto will look to their talented midfielder, Otavio, to create opportunities and dictate the tempo of the game. Otavio has been instrumental in Porto’s success so far and will play a crucial role in breaking down Shakhtar Donetsk’s defense.

Head-to-Head Record

Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto have faced each other on several occasions in European competitions. The two teams have had some memorable encounters, with both sides enjoying success against each other.

In their last meeting in the Champions League, Porto emerged victorious with a 3-1 win. However, Shakhtar Donetsk will be eager to avenge that defeat and come out on top this time around.


The clash between Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto promises to be an exciting contest between two in-form teams. With both sides unbeaten in their respective leagues, this match could go either way.

Make sure to tune in to the live stream on the discovery+ app or website to catch all the action. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Paddy Power welcome offer and place your bets for this thrilling Champions League encounter.

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