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Shakhtar Donetsk - Internazionale
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Two minutes added.
Calhanoglu with a chance to hit it from the edge of the area! Wide.
Late Inter pressure here... can they sneak a winner?
Here's the resuting corner... de Vrij! Another strong hand from Pyatov.
Correa... cutting in onto that right... great save by Pyatov.
- OffAlan PatrickShakhtar Donetsk
- OnMarlosShakhtar Donetsk
Marlos is on for Alan Patrick.
- OffFederico DimarcoInternazionale
- OnIvan PerišicInternazionale
Ivan Perisic is on as well as left wing-back for Dimarco.
- OffMatías VecinoInternazionale
- OnRoberto GagliardiniInternazionale
Gagliardini on for Inter.
- Yellow cardDenzel DumfriesInternazionale
Dumfries is booked after a cynical foul.
- OffIsmailyShakhtar Donetsk
- OnSerhiy KryvtsovShakhtar Donetsk
As too Serhiy Kryvstov.
- OffManor SolomonShakhtar Donetsk
- OnMykhaylo MudrykShakhtar Donetsk
Mudryk comes on for Shakhtar.
- OffLautaro MartínezInternazionale
- OnAlexis SánchezInternazionale
Alexis Sanchez comes on for Lautaro Martinez.
The ball comes out to Dodo on the edge of the area! He's skied it when he had the chance to lay it off!
Alan Patrick storming through the middle of the pitch... he's looking for Tete... but the striker can't control it.
Dimarco's free kick is a deep one... it comes out to Correa...but he can't win the corner and it's a goal kick for the home side.
Defensive slip from Matvienko... Martinez nips in! He's skied it.
Alan Patrick... does welll... Ismaily down the left on the overlap! Dumfries recovers well.
Half an hour to play in Kiev. Who can make the breakthrough?
Free kick, Inter. Won by Dimarco after the foul by Solomon.
Correa's first invovlement is being caught offside.
- OffEdin DzekoInternazionale
- OnJoaquin CorreaInternazionale
Joaquin Correa replaces Edin Dzeko.
- OffMarcelo BrozovicInternazionale
- OnHakan ÇalhanogluInternazionale
Two changes for Inter: Brozovic is replaced by Calhanoglu.
Dodo has been hauled back for a foul on Bastoni after the right-back had skinned his man, and the home side are furious!
To soak up the Shakhtar pressure, Inter have gone for the flat back five when defending, with the bank of three in front behind the two strikers. Quite a rigid 5-3-2 at the moment.
The home side are playing with confidence here. Inter need to sort themselves out with retaining the ball, because the Ukrainians are all over them at the moment.
So close for the hosts! They carved Inter open down the middle, shifting it right to Dodo, whose cross was turned behind at the last by de Vrij! Corner again.
Dealt with by Skriniar.
Early teasing cross from Dodo towards Alan Patrick at the far post, but Dumfries gets across well to cover! Corner, Shakhtar.
We're back underway.
- End of 1st Half
There's the half time whistle. Plenty to digest from a very even first half, we'll be back in 15.
Three added minutes.
Shakhtar come forward yet again. They want a goal before half time.
Great ball in behind Dimarco... Dodo... there's the pull-back, but Solomon nor Pedrinho can get on the end of it.
Long from de Vrij... Dumfries underneath it... worked out to the other side for Dimarco... here's the cross... it's fallen for Dumfries, who can't get the shot away!
Pedrinho is lively cutting in on his left. Shakhtar come again.
Corner, Inter. Dimarco over the set piece... it falls to Dzeko at the back post! What a miss!
CLOSE! The long-range effort from Pedrinho flies just over the bar, but it can't quite dip quickly enough.
Beautiful ball from Bastoni... Martinez... tries a curler! Just wide.
Oooo... Dimarco takes down Dodo, who's chopped inside the left wing-back from the Inter byline, but the referee says no penalty.
Inter are trying to up the tempo here and take the game by the scruff of the neck. Barella is seeing more of the ball, and is trying his utmost with the wing-backs to give Martinez and Dzeko sufficient service.
Corner, Inter. Dimarco with the delivery... flapped at by Pyatov, but gathered eventually as the ball dribbles out for the goal kick.
Given away sloppily by Marlon, and Martinez takes an immediate, audacious shot to catch Pyatov off his line, but it's high and wide.
CLOSE! A melee in the Inter box as a flurry of Shakhtar shots are well blocked; the first coming from Maycon, then Alan Patrick, who drags the last shot wide!
Ismaily manages to sneak in behind Dumfries thanks to a deflected through pass, but the Dutchman does really well to recover and shepherd the ball back towards his goalkeeper.
Slick pattern of passing from the hosts as they advance with pace.. Alan Patrick darts inside onto his favoured right foot, and shoots from range! Held by Handanovic.
Tete stretches his legs for the first time... he takes on Bastoni... but the big centre-half stands firm. Barella now in the opposition half... he advances... he's gone for a curler! He's rattled the crossbar!
Nervy at the back on the ball for Inter at the moment. Handanovic puts de Vrij in trouble with a risky pass, and Dimarco is forced into knockng the ball off Solomon as the Israeli corners him, forcing the throw deep in Inter territory.
We think Traore may have suffered a leg fracture, but we'll keep you updated on his condition when we find out more.
- OffLassina TraoréShakhtar Donetsk
- OnTetêShakhtar Donetsk
He'll have to come off here, Traore. The stretcher is on, the new signing is crying. He's replaced by Tete.
Free kick, Shakhtar. Dumfries is penalised for s strong aerial challenge on Traore, and the Shakhtar striker is down injured.
Dumfries... driving through the heart of the Shakhtar defensive unit... it falls for Dzeko! He can't quite get the shot off.
CLOSE! Huge chance for the home side! Pedrinho comes close and forces Handanovic to work as he drags his shot wide after a mazy run. Inter are shaken early!
Free kick, Shakhtar, Handball against Lautaro Martinez.
Instantly you can see both sides' shapes: Brozovic is dropping deep to pick up possession from the Inter centre-backs, and Steparenko is doing the exact same for the home side.
The players are out, the music blares. The anticipation builds.
Ten minutes to kick off.
Both sides will be looking to better their records and put first points on the board... Shakhtar went down 2-0 to Sheriff, whilst Inter were unfortunate to lose 1-0 at home to Real Madrid.
15 minutes to kick off. Who's excited?
Inter: Handanovic, Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Vecino, Dimarco, Martinez, Dzeko.
Shakhtar: Pyatov, Dodo, Marlon, Matvienko, Isamily, Steparenko, Solomon, Maycon, Alan Patrick, Pedrinho, Traore.
If you've just joined us and you've missed the team line-ups, here they are...
Half an hour to kick off.
Inter will certainly have thrust down the flanks with Dumfries and Dimarco, and there'll certainly not be a shortage of quality crosses, even with Calhanoglu only on the bench. Dimarco will stay wide but could sit slightly deeper than Dumfries as he looks to float crosses from deep onto the head of Dzeko either for a headed chance or a knock down for Martinez or an onrushing team-mate, and Dumfries will push higher in an attempt to pin Ismaily back.
The hosts could look to overload the wide areas and beat the Italians down the flanks with numbers: Ismaily will seek to overlap Pedrinho down the left, and Dodo will be keen to do the same with Solomon on the opposite side, but both wingers will want to create a shooting opportunity for themselves, or to deliver a cross into the box for Lassina Traore and Alan Patrick to attack.
For Inter, it'll very much be a case of looking to retain possession and dictate play. Brozovic in the middle will look to do that, ably assisted by the three centre-backs who are all decent in possession. Matias Vecino is in the side not just for fresh legs and to rest Hakan Calhanoglu, but also to add a little more defensive bite to the middle of the park. He'll mostly be up against Maycon, with Nicolo Barella tasked in tandem with Brozovic of keeping an eye on Alan Patrick.
Let's start thinking about the game's key battles and how proceedings could play out tactically...
Inter, on the other hand, are in their 3-5-2: Samir Handanovic is protected by the trio of Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni, with Denzel Dumfries and Federico Dimarco maintaining the width in the system. In the engine room, Marcelo Brozovic is flanked by Nicolo Barella and Matias Vecino, with Lautaro Martinez partnering Edin Dzeko up top as usual.
Shakhtar are in a 4-1-4-1 shape, with standout names in their back four coming in the shape of Dodo at right-back, Marlon and Mykola Matvienko shielding Andriy Pyatov in the middle, and Ismaily on the left of the quartet. Taras Stepanenko is the sole pivot, with Alan Patrick and Maycon more advanced as the eights. Manor Solomon and Pedrinho line up on the flanks, with the youngster Lassina Traore leading the line.
Let's dissec these line-ups then...
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Here's your hosts...
Team news very shortly...
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