Free-scoring duo to deliver in Lyon
Hosts and Shakhtar both found the net twice in matchday one
BT Sport 3, 8pm Tuesday
Group F always looked like being fun and so it has proved already with plenty of goals in the opening round of fixtures.
Shakhtar’s defence was unable to cope with the movement and pace of the Hoffenheim attack a fortnight ago which does not bode well against Lyon’s slick forward line which showed up so well at the Etihad.
Lyon followed that Manchester victory with a 4-2 triumph over Marseille, but their inconsistencies were highlighted by a 1-1 draw against Nantes on Saturday.
Shakhtar have scored 26 goals in their last six matches so clearly pose a threat, even if they can’t match the quality of players such as Nabil Fekir.
Over 2.5 goals
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Lyon Amine Gouiri is likely to be Lyon’s only absentee.
Shakhtar Wellington has travelled but Dentinho and Ivan Ordets have remained in Ukraine.
Shakhtar have lost seven of their last eight away Champions League fixtures.
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