Shakhtar Donetsk, Istanbul Baṣakṣehir look to use first leg advantage to move on in UEFA Europa League action. Both matches begin at 12:55 pm EDT.
The return of the UEFA Europa League tournament sees two really intriguing ties right out of the gate.
Both Shakhtar Donetsk and Istanbul Baṣakṣehir hold one-goal leads going into the Round-of-16 second legs, but it is Shakhtar Donetsk that goes home with the lead, and the away goals advantage. Istanbul Baṣakṣehir must travel to face a decent F.C. Copenhagen side in Denmark to move on to the quarterfinals, and almost certainly a matchup with Manchester United.
These games are really tough to call, but I think Shakhtar Donetsk has the edge over Wolfsburg, which has not played in a month, while Istanbul Baṣakṣehir should find enough with its veteran squad to move on into the quarters.
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UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE EARLY WINDOW ROUND-OF-16 SECOND LEGS
Shakhtar Donetsk (+165) vs. Wolfsburg (+150) draw (+255), 12:55 p.m. EDT (CBS All-Access and ; Shakhtar leads 2-1 on aggregate)
F.C. Copenhagen (+170) vs. Istanbul Baṣakṣehir (+170), draw (+220), 12:55 p.m. EDT (CBS All-Access and ; Baṣakṣehir leads 1-0 on aggregate)
Istanbul Baṣakṣehir pick (-110)
Shakhtar Donetsk pick (+100)