Shakhtar vs Dinamo Zagreb. Donetsk club will continue the fight for Champions League rankings in Kharkiv.
Both teams held national championship matches at the weekend. Both Luis Castro and Nenad Bjelica actively use the rotation of the team, which makes it impossible to approach the Champions League matches in the best form. And the level of reserve teams is enough only for the national championship. Yes, Dinamo Zagreb beat Gorizia on the field. Meanwhile, Shakhtar destroyed Kolos 6:0.
The main acting player in the guests’ team should be considered forward Mislav Oršić. He has already scored 12 goals in 15 appearances since the start of the season. He sent three goals to the Atalanta’s gates. So if Miners stall him, they will reduce the tension of the potential goal to a safe minimum.
"When we approach any match, we look at it only through the prism of victory. And we understand that Dinamo also wants to win. The match statistics mean nothing to me. What is an important thing for me is how my players are set up and what they will show on the field. We'll find out soon," the head coach of Shakhtar stated.
Teams have played against each other five times. Shakhtar won two matches in the group stage of the Champions League in 2008. Shakhtar and Dinamo Zagreb played three times more in the friendly matches – Miners won twice and one match ended in a draw.