Brazilians add flavor to Porto-Shakhtar game

The Champions League game between FC Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk

on Tuesday promises to be quite a Brazilian affair.

The Portuguese champion features nine Brazilians in its squad,

while the Ukrainian league leader has seven. Both teams rely

heavily on their South American players.

Porto won the Europa League, Europe’s second-tier competition,

last season but then lost coach Andre Villas-Boas and top scorer

Radamel Falcao.”

Shakhtar Donetsk, a Champions League quarterfinalist last year,

won the UEFA Cup in 2009.

Joint Russian league leader Zenit St. Petersburg travels to

Apoel Nicosia in the group’s other game.