Shakhtar Donetsk in Rome will try for the second time in history to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
The transformation in the second half, Kharkiv match brought Shakhtar to the new European breakthrough. Now in the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico, Shakhtar will need to win that this season has failed at Chelsea and Lazio.
Both teams approached the match without any serious personnel problems – Paulo Fonseca, and Eusebio Di Francesco are ready to release the first minutes of their strongest performers.
The score of the first match forces Roma from the first minute to actively move forward and try to break the defense of Shakhtar. Three weeks ago in Kharkov Romans powerfully looked in the first half, but it was enough to score them as “miner” after the break firmly seized the initiative and almost created a tangible advantage ahead of the away to Italy.
If Shakhtar made the right conclusions after last year’s away defeat against Napoli (0:3) when in the first half, the Pitmen lost their chances and fell apart after a stray Gol Lorenzo Insigne, today’s match in the Champions League for the Ukrainian giants will not
Roma: Alisson — Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov — De Rossi, Strootman — Under, Nainggolan, Perotti — .
Shakhtar: Pyatov — Butko, Rakitskiy, Ordets, Ismaily, Stepanenko, Fred, Marlos, Taison, Bernard Ferreira
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