Champion of Ukraine Donetsk “Shakhtar” with a home fixture against Napoli will start in the group stage of the Champions League.
Shakhtar in the group stage draw for the first time was in the first basket, but the draw for the Pitmen turned out to be very difficult. Will there be Ukrainian club to fight for a spot in the playoffs, it will be clear today when the team Paulo Fonseca in Kharkiv will play against the powerful Napoli.
Before the start of the UEFA competition, Shakhtar is not impressive: champion almost every game in the Premier League have conceded first, but then finds the strength to turn the course of the game. With “Napoli” such a focus may not be the Italians one of the most powerful attacking lines in Serie A, and therefore to give guests a space for counter-attacks highly undesirable.
Shakhtar need to establish ball control and positional attacks to look for his chance. It is not excluded that the “miners” in an attempt to score a quick goal to start the game very actively. If the owners manage to open the score, Shakhtar will go to the favorite counter-attacking football, where the role of Tyson, Bernard and Marlos will be decisive.
The Pitmen’s important to understand that their ambitions in the Champions League being resolved right now. The defeat will certainly instantly eliminate Shakhtar from the fight for the playoffs.
Shakhtar: Pyatov — Srna, Ordets, Rakitskiy, Ismaily, Fred, Stepanenko, Marlos, Taison, Bernard Ferreira
Napoli: Reina — Hisi, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam — Hamsik, Jorginho, Allan Callejón, Milik, Insigne
Stream: TRK “Ukraine” and “Football 2”, 21:45
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