A few things I’ve noticed ahead of the big game tonight:

  • Fulham haven’t conceded in their last four games.
  • Fulham have won their last two Europa League fixtures.
  • Fulham have not lost a European home tie. They were knocked out of the 2002-03 UEFA Cup after a draw at Loftus Road with Hertha Berlin.
  • Shakhtar have won six of their eight Europa League fixtures this season.
  • They scored 14 goals in their six group games – making them the third highest scorers in the competition.
  • Shakhtar skipper Darijo Srna has played against Fulham before in our UEFA Cup first round tie against Hajduk Split in 2002.