Shakhtar v Celtic preview
Celtic will be looking to end their away day woes as they travel to Shakhtar Donetsk in Group D.
By Peter O'Rourke
Last Updated: 18/09/07 9:59am
Celtic will be looking to end their away day woes in Ukraine as they tackle Shakhtar Donetsk in their opening game of the UEFA Champions League.
Gordon Strachan's men have yet to win in 13 away matches in Europe's premier competition losing 12 and drawing one of those games.
The Scottish champions are aiming to repeat their success of last season by reaching the last 16, but they face a stiff task in Group D.
The two sides have met once before in the Champions League with Shaktar winning 3-0 in Ukraine and Celtic winning 1-0 in Glasgow.
Celtic have no fresh injury worries to contend with ahead of the game with Steven Pressley side sidelined with a back operation.
Paul Hartley could return to the starting line-up having missed last weekend's win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Shakhtar are without captain Dmytro Chygrynskiy because of suspension with Darijo Srna set to deputise.
Italian striker Cristiano Lucarelli is set to lead the attack for Shakhtar as they look to get their campaign off to a winning start.