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UEFA Champions League
2 - 0
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 7:45 PM
November 24, Milan, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, 19:45
All options in group D remain available. Shakhtar have a chance of staying in the competition in case of their victory over Inter, but the outcome of the match between Sheriff and Real Madrid is also important – they will lock horns in Tiraspol a couple of hours later.
The Miners have a point scored in the 0-0 home draw in September. After it, the vice-champions of Ukraine twice met with Real Madrid, with the game in Madrid turning out to be more competitive (1-2 with a double by Benzema and a goal by Fernando).
Before the match, Shakhtar held a training session at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, and Roberto De Zerbi shared the personnel updates. The head coach said that Ismaily, Alan Patrick and Heorhii Sudakov would not help the team. Also, the coaching staff will decide on Taras Stepanenko and Pedrinho on Wednesday afternoon.
Preliminary squad list
Goalkeepers: Shevchenko, Pyatov, Trubin
Defenders: Dodo, Vitao, Kryvtsov, Marlon, Matviienko, Konoplia, Korniienko, Bondar
Midfielders: Stepanenko, Maycon, Marcos Antonio, Marlos, Tete, Bondarenko, Solomon, Mudryk, Pedrinho, Konoplyanka
Forwards: Sikan, Fernando
Inter broke away from Shakhtar by six points after the two legs vs Sheriff in which the Nerazzurri claimed 3-1 wins. In Milan, the visitors responded to Dzeko's goal with a precision shot by Till, but Vidal and de Vrij quickly sealed the win. In Tiraspol, the first half ended in a goalless draw, while in the second one Brozovic, Skriniar and Alexis Sanchez secured the second victory.
Yesterday, Simone Inzaghi pointed out at the press conference that it all depends on his side. This is true, plus an additional motivating factor, besides the expected support of several tens of thousands of fans in the stands, is the opponents’ past performance figures – Inter have not made it to the Champions League knockout stages in the last three seasons.
We want to note that in their domestic league, the Black-and-Blues currently have the third position, being four points adrift of Milan and Napoli. Inter met with both giants in November and looked more than worthy – a 1-1 draw and a 3-2 victory, respectively. Our opponents have the best scoring performance in Serie A (the Italian champions scored in absolutely all of their games, boasting 32 goals).
Inter won two games in European competitions, along with four draws. The Nerazzurri scored eight goals and conceded one.
Three times in a row, the UCL matches between Shakhtar and Inter ended in a goalless draw. In Kyiv on September 28, the updated teams of Roberto De Zerbi and Simone Inzaghi met in Kyiv and created many chances, ultimately sharing the points.
Internazionale Vs. Shakhtar history
UEFA Champions League
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan
Man of the Match