SHA Vs INT Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Shakhtar Donetsk thump Real Madrid to take a surprise lead in Group B.
When the Champions League groups were drawn up, Shakhtar Donestk were left despondent and disgruntled at the group they had been enlisted in. Paired alongside Real Madrid and Inter Milan, the club from Ukraine knew it stared at a mammoth challenge with an Europa League spot being the best thing on offer for the club.
Riddled with Coronavirus with 10 names out of the side ahead of their tournament opener, Shakhtar Donestk were touted to be routed by Real Madrid on the day. However, in what was undoubtedly the result of the day, Shakhtar Donestk not only stunned their naysayers but even the most boisterous of their supporters as well.
Racing into a 3-0 lead against the Spanish giants at halftime, Shakhtar Donetsk showed composure to hang onto their lead at they pulled off a 3-2 win on the day. It was an unprecedented result, one no one had envisaged coming especially given the paper thin quality of the Ukraine based club.
SHA Vs INT Fantasy Probable Winner
The result saw them emerge as the only side with a win to its name after the first round ties in Group B. Sitting atop of the points tally ahead of their upcoming contest against Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donestk are now armed with the knowledge that they can pull off the improbable.
They’ll be buoyed by that performance, momentum which should see them pull off a draw against the Italians today.
Probable Playing 11
- Viktor, Maksym, Yevhen, Ismaily and Serhii are all ruled out with injuries while Moraes has been diagnosed with COVID.
- Inter Milan will have to make do without the services of the injured duo of Sensi and Vecino while Skriniar and Roberto have both tested positive for Coronavirus.
Trubin, Dodo, Bondar, Khocholava, Kornienko, Maycon, Tete, Marlos, Alan Patrick, Solomon, Dentinho
Handanovic, D’Ambrosio, Bastoni, Kolarov, Hakimi, Barella, Vidal, Eriksen, Perisic, Martinez, Lukaku
Champions League 2020-21
Match: Shakhtar Donetsk Vs Inter Milan Group B
Date And Time: 27th October, Tuesday- 10:25pm IST
Venue: NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev
- Tete: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
- Lukaku: 2 Goals
Shakhtar Donetsk Vs Poltava: 1-1
Genoa Vs Inter Milan: 0-2
Anatoliy Trubin from the home side will be finding a place in our setup as the goal-keeper for the day’s clash. As Real Madrid unleashed the full brunt of their attacking might on him in the second half, the shot stopper was required to show grit and pluck, traits he was more than willing to dish out onto the table.
Antonio Conte has just failed to shrug off his Champions League jitters. The Italian has never flourished in the competition and was left irked after his side’s first round match as well, one where the club ended up shipping two goals to Borussia Monchengladbach.
However, despite those goals, we’ll still be roping in a trio from the club for the day’s contest. Their defensive acumen is unparalleled, one which always sees them stand in good stead of pulling off a cleansheet from any contest.
Along with that, the wingback pairing of Aleksandr Kolarov and Achraf Hakimi are amongst two of the most endearing attacking defenders in the world. Linking up is Danilo D’Ambrosio, a player who himself is quite capable of making his presence felt in the side’s attacks.
The home side on the other hand will see us indulge in the services of Viktor Kornienko for the upcoming tie after his assist against Real Madrid.
Mateus Tete Cardoso ensured that Shakhtar Donestk didn’t suffer the void left by Coronavirus cases. The popped up with a match winning performance on the day, scoring one and assisting one for his side to make him the first part of this slot.
Inter Milan elsewhere see us opt for the pick of Nicolo Barella given his assist the last time around and Arturo Vidal.
Romelu Lukaku is in extremely fine touch currently. He scored both of his side’s goals the last time around, strikes which ensured the club was able to salvage a point from the affair.
Lautaro Martinez will partner him up while the opposition will see us indulge in the services of Manor Solomon after his goal against Real Madrid.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Lukaku’s two goals see him be our captain for the day while Tete is the vice-captain.
Trubin, Kornienko, Hakimi, Kolarov, Danilo, Mateus, Nicolo, Vidal, Martinez, Solomon, Lukaku
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