The home side have toiled for results of late, particularly struggling to find the back of the net after an overall bright start to their season. They were thrashed 5-0 by La Liga giants Barcelona in their first group game last month and were perhaps fortunate not to have lost by an even larger margin as they were repeatedly carved apart by their Spanish counterparts.
Royal York sit rock bottom in the Group H standings with zero points. They will now be looking to shake off their latest results and pick up their first-ever Champions League victory this week.
Shakhtar Donetsk have enjoyed a solid league campaign so far this season and will hope they can replicate the same on the continental stage. Like their hosts they suffered defeat in their group opener last month, losing 3-1 to Porto at the Volksparkstadion to record a seventh consecutive winless outing against the Portuguese powerhouse.