Final score

9 December 2020 21:00

Inter
0 - 0
Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Slavko Vincic / Linesmen: T.Klancnik, A.Kovacic / Fourth official: R.Obrenovic / Assistants: P.Gil, J.Praprotnik
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46' The first half comes to a close here at the Meazza, with the game tied at 0-0 despite Inter's attacking ambition. Real are leading Borussia 2-0 in the group's other fixture; therefore, meaning the Nerazzurri need a win
45' One minute of injury time added on
44' A right-footed effort from Gagliardini fails to threaten Trubin
42' Bastoni has a pop from outside the area but it misses the target
41' An enticing cross from Lukaku finds Lautaro's head, although the Argentine's well-timed effort is saved by Trubin
40' A powerful right-footed effort from Dodo forces a save from Handanovic
39' Hakimi is the latest player to be shown a yellow card after he brings down Taison
36' Vitao is forced off with an injury, with Kocholava his replacement
35' A cross from Hakimi is too strong for Gagliardini at the back post
31' Chance for Inter but Skriniar fires a left-footed effort wide of Trubin's post
30' Gagliardini is booked for dissent
29' Vitao shown a yellow card for a nasty foul on Lukaku
26' Brozovic tries to pick out Hakimi but Trubin is alert to the danger
23' A melee in the penalty area leads to yet another corner for the Nerazzurri
22' Inter with their second corner of the match after Vitao clears a cross from Barella
20' Shakhtar attempt a response through Kovalenko, although his long-range strike fails to trouble Handanovic
17' Lautaro threatens once again but his left-footed effort flies over the crossbar!
16' Superb play from Lautaro who attempts to link up with Lukaku but the ball just doesn't come off
12' Hakimi breaks down the right before trying to find Lukaku in the middle; however, the referee blows for a foul from the Nerazzurri No.9
7' CROSSBAR!!! What a chance for Lautaro who smashes the woodwork following a cross from Barella
5' A hesitant start from both sides early on
1' Away we go! The Nerazzurri need to win and hope that the other group match between Real Madrid and Borussia Mönchengladbach doesn't end in a draw in order to qualify
1' We're all set for Inter vs. Shakhtar Donetsk at San Siro, a decisive match on matchday six in Group B of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League
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53' As in Ukraine, it ends all square here between Inter and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Meazza as the Nerazzurri finish fourth in Group B
51' Trubin is booked for time wasting
50' A header from Perisic doesn't trouble Trubin
47' Trubin tips a scorching strike from Eriksen over
46' Conte receives a yellow card for dissent alongside Shakhtar's Coach
45' Four minutes of injury time added on
44' So unlucky for Inter after a powerful header from Sanchez is on target but blocked by Lukaku's head!
43' Yet another corner for Inter after a strike from Eriksen is deflected out
42' A Sanchez header from a D'Ambrosio cross sneaks over the crossbar
40' Shakhtar also make a change, with Dentinho replacing Taison
39' D'Ambrosio is the third and final arrival, as he comes on to replace Bastoni
39' Hakimi also makes way for Darmian
39' A triple change for Conte, with Eriksen replacing Lautaro and Sanchez joining Lukaku up top
38' Sanchez tries to slip in Hakimi but Trubin is alive to the danger
35' Perisic tries to break down the left but the ball goes out of play
30' Conte makes a second change, with Sanchez replacing Gagliardini
27' Bondar slides in to stop Lautaro from meeting a cross from Barella
26' A corner ends with the ball falling to Lautaro, although El Toro can't keep his shot down
23' Inter make their first change, with Young making way for Perisic
19' Shakhtar make a double change, with Solomon and Alan Patrick replacing Marlos and Tete
18' An opportunity for Shakhtar on the counter, as Tete forces a strong save from Handanovic
17' Inter awarded a corner after a right-footed strike from Brozovic is blocked by a Shakhtar defender
16' Brozovic booked for a foul on Taison
15' Skriniar meets a corner from Brozovic but his header goes over
10' Lautaro meets a cross from Bastoni but his effort is wayward
9' An acrobatic save from Trubin keeps out a flicked header from Lukaku
5' A left-sided cross from Young picks out Lukaku whose header is too central to trouble Trubin
3' Trubin flies out to punch clear a cross from Barella
1' Here we go for the second half with no changes for either side. Let's do this! FORZA INTER!!!

Handanovic
5.7
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D'Ambrosio
4.63
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Brozovic
4.6
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Perisic
3.29
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Gagliardini
3.45
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Skriniar
5.92
5.92
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Martínez
4.83
4.83
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de Vrij
5.71
5.71
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Barella
5.3
5.3
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Bastoni
5.72
5.72
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Lukaku
3.76
3.76
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Sanchez
5.2
5.2
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Young
3.28
3.28
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Eriksen
7.73
7.73
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Hakimi
4.84
4.84
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Darmian
4.86
4.86
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Average rating 4.93 SEND RATINGS
4 shots on target 3
11 shots off target 2
13 fouls committed 9
13 corners 0
4 offsides 1
56% ball possession 44%

Inter Milan are unbeaten across their previous four meetings with Shakhtar Donetsk in European competition, incl. qualifying games (W2 D2), while they’ve only conceded one goal across these four games, keeping three clean sheets.

Shakhtar Donetsk have only played away from home against Inter Milan on one previous occasion in European competition, with that coming in the second leg of a UEFA Champions League qualifying tie back in 2005-06 – that game finished 1-1, however Inter Milan progressed after winning the first leg 2-0 away from home.

This will be the third time Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk have faced each other in 2020, with the first of those meetings being a 5-0 win for Antonio Conte’s side in the semi-final of last season’s UEFA Europa League.

A draw or defeat will see Inter Milan bow out of the UEFA Champions League at the group stage for a third consecutive season – before this run, they had progressed from 11 of their 12 group stages (including second group stage) in the competition.

Shakhtar Donetsk could qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League for a fifth time, last doing so in 2017/18. Shakhtar’s goal difference after five games is -7 (GF5 GA12), with only two sides progressing with as poor a goal difference after five group stage games: Galatasary in 2013/14 and Atalanta in 2019/20 (both -7).

Inter Milan are winless in both home UEFA Champions League matches this season (D1 L1) – they have never failed to win a home match in the group stage in a single season before, winning at least once in 14 previous group stages in the competition.

Shakhtar’s Manor Solomon has scored in three of his five substitute appearances in the UEFA Champions League (60%) – among players to make at least five sub apps in the competition, only former  FC Kaiserslautern striker Jürgen Rische has scored in a higher percentage – Rische scored in four of his five sub games in 1998/99 (80%).

Inter Milan pair Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez have both been directly involved in three goals in two career appearances against Shakhtar Donetsk, with both of them scoring a brace and providing one assist in their 5-0 win in last season’s UEFA Europa League semi-final.

Manor Solomon has scored four UEFA Champions League goals for Shakhtar – the only Israeli player to score more in the history of the competition is Yossi Benayoun (7).

Romelu Lukaku has been directly involved in 17 goals in his 15 matches in the UEFA Europa League/Champions League for Inter (13 goals, 4 assists).

Lukaku has scored four goals in four Champions League appearances this season, as many as in his previous 14 matches in the competition.

wins(0) draws(1) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 81 Trubin
Skriniar 37 2 Dodo
de Vrij 6 77 Bondar
Bastoni 95 49 Vitao
Hakimi 2 22 Matvienko
Barella 23 6 Stepanenko
Brozovic 77 20 Kovalenko
Gagliardini 5 14 Tete
Young 15 11 Marlos
Lukaku 9 27 Maycon
Martínez 10 7 Taison

substitutes

Stankovic 35 1 Shevchenko
Radu 97 30 Pyatov
Sanchez 7 5 Kocholava
Kolarov 11 8 Marcos Antonio
Sensi 12 9 Dentinho
Ranocchia 13 19 Solomon
Perisic 14 21 Alan Patrick
Eriksen 24 28 Marquinhos
D'Ambrosio 33 50 Bolbat
Darmian 36 59 Vyunnik
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