Description: SHA Vs WOL Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Wolfsburg face a daunting challenge as they look to overturn a one goal deficit in their round of 16 encounter.
With most of the league’s being successfully resumed and brought to a close across Europe, the focus now shifts to the region’s premier footballing tournament. Starting today, the round of 16 will restart in the Europe League with UEFA having conceptualised a newly worked format, one worked around the one most of the footballing leagues have adopted in the Coronavirus era.
With six of the eight round of 16 ties having seen their first round being played prior to the curtailment induced by COVID, the ongoing stage will go ahead in its usual format. Today sees the second round of the double-headers get underway in a bid to give us the first quarter-finalists of the 2019-20 edition of the competition.
Beginning things over again in the Europa League will be Shakhtar Donetsk and Wolfsburg with the home side carrying a crucial 2-1 lead from the first round of the scrimmage. It’s one which accords the side the freedom to control this tie and close it out, one where Shakhtar Donetsk will be looking to dictate play and force Wolfsburg into exposing themselves as they look to push for two away goals.
Oliver Glasner, Wolfsburg coach spoke ahead of the impending encounter, “Shakhtar are now in a better position than we are. To win the round, we need to score at least two goals. We believe that Shakhtar will play at the same high level as in the last game. But I want to note that we still have a chance of winning.”
SHA Vs WOL Dream11 Probable Winner
Although Wolfsburg are well rested with Bundesliga 2019-20 having being completed almost a month back, the one goal deficit which they carry into the affair will end up making all the difference today. The Bundesliga showed that defence has been a cause of concern for Wolfsburg this season, a jittery backline which will be devoid of support as the team consistently pushes forward in a bid to restore parity in the contest.
Probable Playing 11
- The injured Ismaily, Maksim and Vakula are all going to be devoid of action for the forthcoming encounter.
- Kevin was diagnosed with Coronavirus, an illness which rules out the Wolfsburg player for the day’s outing while the trio of Otavio, William and Ignacio are all injured for the side.
Pyatov, Dodo, Krivtsov, Matvyenko, Cipriano, Marlos, Kovalenko, Stepanenko, Patrick, Taison, Moraes
Casteels, Pongracic, Brooks, Tisserand, Steffen, Schlager, Arnold, Roussillon, Mehmedi, Weghorst, Brekalo
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Shakhtar Donetsk Vs Wolfsburg
Date And Time: 5th August, Wednesday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: NSK Olimpiyskiy, Kyiv
Television: Sony Ten 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Patrick: 2 Goals
- Brekalo: 3 Goals, 3 Assists
Wolfsburg Vs Shakhtar Donetsk: 1-2
Wolfsburg’s goal-keeper, Koen Casteels will be embedded in our Dream 11 side as the first pick for the imminent square off. The side’s shot stopper helped rescue a tottering defence from embarrassing results in the Bundesliga, gallant performances which saw him help his side wade its way past some stern tests.
Although Schalke aren’t endowed with the most articulate and well versed of defences, the likelihood of them keeping a cleansheet flickers. With Wolfsburg seeing their hand being forced on the day as they looked to fill their shoes with the goals, Shakhtar Donetsk can sit back and soak in the pressure, a gameplan which could see them spurn the visiting team in its travails.
It’s a discourse which sees a partnership represent us from the home side in the form of Dodo and Mykola Matviyenko while his attacking persuasion sees wingback Jerome Roussillon be indulged in from Wolfsburg.
Looking to perturb the home side with a string of onslaughts in the attacking docket, Wolfsburg will massively rely on top scoter Josip Brekalo today. He’s popped up with the three goals and three assists for the club this season, a figure which has seen him spur his side’s journey into this stage.
With the three assists for the club, Maximillian Arnold will join him up to see us opt for a lethal attacking partnership from the club. Shakhtar Donetsk’s triad on the other hand begins with the pick of leading scorer Alan Patrick courtesy of the two goals he’s strung together for the side.
The one goal for Taras Stepanenko and the one assist for Taison see the move canter their way into our side as well, two players capable of blowing a wavering Wolfsburg defence into shreds.
Striker Junior Moraes wraps up the set of attacking picks from the home side given the one assist he’s managed to string for the club till now while the two goals for Wout Weghorst make the Wolfsburg striker our pick from the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With two goals, Patrick will slot his way into our side as the captain while Brekalo is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Casteels, Dodo, Roussillon, Mykola, Patrick, Brekalo, Arnold, Taison, Taras, Moraes, Wout
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