Did you know that…
…both teams can still qualify for the last 16?
Although neither team has yet to pick up a win in the group stages, both Shakhtar Donetsk and TSG Hoffenheim can still make it through to the last 16. But whichever one loses on Tuesday evening will definitely wave goodbye to their chances of progression.
…Hoffenheim will at least reach the Europa League with a win?
A win for TSG Hoffenheim would guarantee them a third-place finish above Shakhtar and secure a berth in the knockout stages of the Europa League, irrespective of the outcome of the group's other game and the Matchday 6 fixtures. Were that to happen, Julian Nagelsmann's team would still be in with a chance of reaching the Champions League last 16 on the final matchday against Manchester City.
…TSG have found the net in every previous European game?
TSG Hoffenheim have previously played 12 matches at European level and have scored at least one goal on every single occasion.
…Shakhtar have only lost one of their last six matches against German teams?
Shakhtar seem to be suited to German teams: the Ukrainian champions have only lost one of their last six meetings with Bundesliga sides − a 7-0 drubbing at the hands of Bayern Munich. Their record against German opposition in the other five games reads one win (3-0 at Schalke 04) and four draws.