Bruno Petkovic (25) Luka Ivanusec (83) Arijan Ademi (89)
UEFA Champions League
3 - 3
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:00 PM
Alan Patrick (13) Junior Moraes (90) Tete (90, pen.)
November 6, Zagreb, Maksimir, 22:00
Live broadcast on Futbol 2 TV channel
Before the match
After 3 rounds, Group C has clear leaders: Manchester City claimed 3 wins, being very close to the knockout phase with 9 points. Shakhtar and Dinamo Zagreb have 4 points each. In the previous round in Kharkiv, the opponents saw no winners revealed.
The Miners will arrive in Zagreb in the afternoon of November 5th. At 18:00, Shakhtar manager Luis Castro and striker Junior Moraes will answer the reporters' questions at a pre-match press conference, after which the team will conduct a training session on the pitch of Stadion Maksimir. Together with the senior team, Shakhtar U19 -having an even more complicated group situation - will fly to Croatia. The UEFA Youth League match will take place on Wednesday, at 15:00 Kyiv time (EET).
Before the first leg vs Shakhtar, the Zagreb outfit were 2 points clear of Hajduk Split. Now, their lead has increased to 4 points, with Nenad Bjelica’s men having another game to play. In the recent domestic league rounds, Dinamo defeated Osijek (through a goal by Damian Kadzior) and Inter Zapresic (through a goal by the 17-year-old Josko Gvardiol assisted by the above Pole). In those games, the manager fully rotated the defensive third. We also want to mention that striker Bruno Petkovic is fully available now.
The Blues held their last rehearsal before the European match, enjoying total dominance: they had the 71% possession vs Inter, with 22 shots on goal and 13 corners. They fielded with the following line-up: Livakovic, Stojanovic, Gvardiol, Peric, Leovac, Gjira, Situm, Kadzior, Olmo (Ivanusec, 71’), Orsic (Hajrovic, 78’), Petkovich (Shiposh, 85’).
In the Champions League, the strongest Croatian team’s historic chance of reaching the Round of 16 is no smaller than that of Shakhtar, given the home game factor. In the opening round, the Dinamo players have shown how dangerous they are at Maksimir by demolishing Atalanta 4-0. In general, their unbeaten home run in European competitions has already seen 9 matches.
The clubs met in the Champions League on three occasions: Shakhtar won twice, with the most recent match in Kharkiv ending 2-2. Yevhen Konoplyanka put the Orange-and-Blacks in front, Dani Olmo equalised, Mislav Orsic scored the second goal for Dinamo from the spot, and the substitute Dodo beat the goalkeeper and made it level after being fed by Alan Patrick.
Dinamo Zagreb Vs. Shakhtar history
UEFA Champions League
Referee: Felix Brych
Man of the Match