Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0-0, Inter 0-1-0
10/27/20 1:55 pm
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Shakhtar Donetsk is hosting Inter at Olimpiysky National Sports Complex in round 2 in the UEFA Champions League.
Shakhtar hasn’t lost any of their last 7 games, but they have won only 3 of those 7 games. In their last Ukrainian Premier League, Shakhtar was playing against Vorskla on the road, and that match ended in a 1-1 draw. Shakhtar is in 3rd place in the Premier League with 13 points. In their first Champions League game, Shakhtar was playing against Real Madrid on the road, and they had a fantastic game. Shakhtar has had 42% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 4 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. With 3 scored goals in the first half, Shakhtar was leading 0-3 at half time. Real Madrid woke up in the second half, and they were able to score 2 goals. Shakhtar was able to defend well, and they have won this match 2-3. Tete and Solomon have each scored 1 goal for Shakhtar in the Champions League, while Tete and Korniienko added 1 assist each. Malyshev, Ismaily, Konoplyanka, Kryvtsov, Moraes, and Kovalenko are all injured, and they will miss this match. Shakhtar’s win against Real Madrid really made their chances of advancing past the group stage a lot better, or at least to get to the Europa League.
Inter is creating a ton of chances, but they are struggling a little bit with finishing those chances. Inter has won their last Serie A game against Genoa, but it took them a while to score the first goal. Inter has won this game 0-2. In Serie A, Inter is in 4th place in the standings with 10 points, 13 scored goals, and 8 conceded goals. In their first Champions League game last week, Inter was hosting Borussia M’gladbach, and they were the better team with 57% of ball possession in that game, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. The first half ended without goals, while Inter got ahead in the 49th minute. In the 63rd minute, Borussia tied the score from the penalty spot. After that, there were a few questionable calls by the referee, and VAR and Inter conceded a goal in the 84th minute because of the call like that. In the 90th minute, Inter was able to score a goal in the 90th minute, and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. Inter is playing well, and I think they are still the biggest favorite to win the Serie A title, but they need to fix their consistency issues as soon as possible.
Shakhtar and Inter have met only 3 times in the past and Inter has won 2 of those games while 1 game ended in a draw. Both teams are struggling with injuries, but Inter has more depth, and I see them winning this match.