Donetsk team will then try to score first points in this Champions League draw.
In the first round of the Champions League, both teams had decisive loses. The Miners surrendered to Manchester City in Kharkiv and Atalanta was defeated in Zagreb.
- Dynamo Zagreb - 3 points
- Manchester City - 3
- Shakhtar - 0
- Atalanta - 0
At the weekend Shakhtar played with Vorskla. Luis Castro gave a rest to the leaders of the team, which did not prevent the Miners from easily defeating their opponent. Konoplyanka even scored his first goal for Shakhtar with a penalty. Atalanta also achieved a victory at the weekend - defeated Sassuolo on the away match. Ruslan Malinovskyi appeared on the field and was presented a yellow card in the second half of the match.
Atalanta is the debutant of the Champions League and has lost support for its home stadium, which does not meet the requirements of UEFA. But Shakhtar, with its constant confidence in its own game, adding years of experience in Eurocup, can play on such trifles. Moreover, after the defeat in the first round, it is necessary to prove their ambitions.
"As soon as Atalanta picks up the ball, it is close to the offense. Our defensive line should be fully prepared for this. I think our meeting will be very strategic as both teams failed in the first round. We need to be very careful in order to leave with a positive result", - the head coach of Shakhtar stated.