This week, Ukrainian football teams are to cross swords with the champions of top-level European member countries of UEFA. Shakhtar Donetsk goes first, and it stands against Inter Milan.
Kyiv and the NSC Olimpiysky stadium host the game, which starts at 7.45 p.m. local time.
It is clear that both teams definitely expected something more than no points after the games they played in Round 1. Inter lost to Real Madrid, while Shakhtar, quite surprisingly, succumbed to the pressure of Sheriff from Tiraspol.
Group D, UEFA Champions League
- Sheriff - 3 pts
- Real Madrid - 3
- Inter - 0
- Shakhtar - 0
Inter and Shakhtar need the points badly. Shakhtar is in even worse situation because next, it will have to play two games against Real back-to-back. Inter will next play against Sheriff, which means they have more chances to get their points and move on to the play-offs. So, Shakhtar needs to show everything it's got on the pitch tonight to avoid more trouble in the next rounds.