28 September 2021 18:45
|48'||The first half ends goalless in Kyiv|
|47'||Dzeko knocks the ball down for Lautaro but he fouls Matviyenko|
|44'||There will be three minutes of added time|
|40'||Dumfries wins the ball off two opponents in a crowded box only to see his shot blocked by Solomon|
|34'||Dzeko is presented with a gilt-edged opportunity from a corner but contrives to blast it over from just a few yards out!|
|33'||Dumfries whips in a teasing cross that Matviyenko nearly slices into his own net!|
|30'||Pedrinho has a dig from distance: well over|
|29'||Great chance for Lautaro! Bastoni's long ball picks him out, El Toro beats the offside trap and shoots: just wide|
|25'||Solomon breaks into the area from the left but is shut out by Skriniar|
|24'||Following a corner, Bastoni sends the ball in towards Skriniar but he can't keep his volley down|
|21'||Lautaro spots the keeper off his line and takes a cheeky shot from the halfway line but it sails over the bar|
|20'||Two chances for Shakhtar: Alan Patrick's effort is charged down then Tete fails to hit the target|
|15'||BARELLA HITS THE BAR! Our No.23 cuts in from the left and attempts an outrageous curling finish that rattles the woodwork!|
|12'||Traore is stretchered off. Tete comes on in his place|
|9'||Traore goes down with what seems like a serious injury after colliding with Dumfries|
|7'||Dumfries is played in behind the backline and rolls it towards Dzeko but the Bosnian's effort is blocked|
|5'||The first real chance goes to the hosts as Solomon carries the ball forward to the edge of the box and rifles just wide of the post|
|3'||Dodo's cross-shot is easy for Handanovic to gather up|
|1'||We're under way in Kyiv. FORZA INTER!!!|
|1'||Our second match of UEFA Champions League Group D sees Simone Inzaghi's side visit Shakhtar Donetsk coached by Italian Roberto De Zerbi|
|47'||Shakhtar v Inter ends goalless. Barella hit the bar and Pyatov pulled off a miracle save to thwart Correa and De Vrij at the death|
|45'||Two minutes of stoppage time|
|44'||Calhanoglu fires wide from the edge of the box|
|42'||Pyatov with a brilliant save to turn Correa's curler behind!|
|40'||Shakhtar Donetsk bring on Marlos for Alan Patrick|
|36'||Inzaghi makes his last two changes: Gagliardini is on for Vecino|
|36'||Dumfries is booked for a foul on Mudryk|
|33'||Shakhtar switch out Salomon and Ismaily for Mudryk and Kryvstov|
|27'||Sanchez replaces Lautaro|
|23'||Dodo has a go from the edge of the box but fails to trouble Handanovic|
|21'||Lautaro is offered a huge chance: Pyatov fluffs his clearance and Calhanoglu nods the ball towards El Toro but it flies over|
|20'||Barella volleys over following a corner|
|19'||De Zerbi is shown the yellow card for protesting|
|16'||Ismaily shoots from out wide. Dumfries does enough to put him off and it ends up in the hoardings|
|10'||Correa comes on for Dzeko|
|10'||Inzaghi makes a double change: Calhanoglu replaces Brozovic|
|7'||Another great block by Skriniar to thwart Solomon! Shakhtar have started the second period with the bit between their teeth|
|5'||Superb defending by Skriniar to slide in and keep out Pedrinho's shot!|
|2'||Dimarco plays in Lautaro, who sends in a perfect cross towards the centre of the box but there's no one on the end of it|
|1'||The second half begins with no changes for either side. FORZA INTER!|
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|2||shots on target||2|
|5||shots off target||8|
This will be the sixth meeting between Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan in European competition, with the Ukrainian side still looking for their first victory in this fixture (D3 L2).
Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk have been drawn in the same UEFA Champions League group for a second consecutive season.
Both of their meetings in 2020-21 finished goalless, despite Inter attempting 32 shots and recording an expected goals total of 3.1 across the two games.
Shakhtar Donetsk have only scored one goal in their previous five meetings with Inter Milan, while they’ve failed to score in each of their most recent three, which have all come since the start of 2020 (0-5 in the UEFA Europa League and two goalless draws in last season’s UEFA Champions League).
Inter Milan are unbeaten in the UEFA Champions League against Ukrainian sides (W2 D4), with all six games coming in the group stage of the competition (W2 D2 v Dynamo Kyiv and D2 v Shakhtar Donetsk).
Shakhtar Donetsk have only won one of their last nine home games in the UEFA Champions League (D4 L4), however that victory did come in their most recent game in this run – 2-0 v Real Madrid in the group stage last season.
Shakhtar Donetsk manager Roberto De Zerbi has only won one his seven previous meetings with Inter Milan (D2 L4) - all of which came in Serie A - while he has seen his sides concede an average of two goals per game against them (14 in total).
Inter’s Lautaro Martínez had seven shots from inside the box against Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League last season, however he failed to score with all of them – no player had more attempts from inside the box against an opponent without finding the net in 2020-21.
Shakhtar Donetsk were beaten 0-2 by UEFA Champions League debutants Sheriff Tiraspol in their opening game of the 2021-22 campaign. Roberto De Zerbi’s side attempted 20 shots in the game – second only to Liverpool (23) on MD1 - yet only for a cumulative total of 0.85 xG.
Inter striker Edin Džeko has either scored or assisted in both of his previous appearances against Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League (one goal and one assist), including scoring the winning goal in his last game against them in the competition (1-0 while playing for Roma in March 2018).
Inter Milan were beaten 0-1 at home by Real Madrid on MD1, despite attempting 18 shots in the game. Their xG total of 2.5 was the highest of any team who failed to score in the opening round of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League.
|Pyatov 30||1 Handanovic|
|Dodo 2||37 Skriniar|
|Marlon 5||6 de Vrij|
|Matviyenko 22||95 Bastoni|
|Ismaily 31||2 Dumfries|
|Maycon 7||8 Vecino|
|Stepanenko 6||77 Brozovic|
|Pedrinho 38||23 Barella|
|Alan Patrick 21||32 Dimarco|
|Solomon 19||10 Martínez|
|Traore 23||9 Dzeko|
|Trubin 81||97 Radu|
|Vitao 3||21 Cordaz|
|Kryvstov 4||5 Gagliardini|
|Marcos Antonio 8||7 Sanchez|
|Marlos 11||11 Kolarov|
|Tete 14||13 Ranocchia|
|Bondarenko 15||14 Perisic|
|Mudryk 20||19 Correa|
|Konoplia 20||20 Calhanoglu|
|Korniienko 44||22 Vidal|
|Sikan 45||33 D'Ambrosio|
|Bondar 77||36 Darmian|