DÜSSELDORF - We’re here! At 21:00 CEST at the Düsseldorf Arena, Antonio Conte’s Inter take on Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in the semi-final of the Europa League. A place in the final (Friday 21 in Cologne) is up for grabs, where the winner of tonight’s clash will take on Sevilla, who ran out 2-1 winners over Manchester United last night.
This is the eighth time that the Nerazzurri have reach the semi-finals of the this competition, and will be theri first played as a single-legged tie. In their seven UEFA Cup semi-finals, Inter have progressed to the final on four occasions.
These are the 22 players, who will start the match on both sides.
INTER (3-5-2): 1 Handanovic; 2 Godin, 6 de Vrij, 95 Bastoni; 33 D'Ambrosio, 23 Barella, 77 Brozovic, 5 Gagliardini, 15 Young; 9 Lukaku, 10 Lautaro.
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 7 Sanchez, 11 Moses, 12 Sensi, 13 Ranocchia, 20 Valero, 24 Eriksen, 30 Esposito, 31 Pirola, 34 Biraghi, 37 Skriniar, 87 Candreva.
Coach: Antonio Conte.
SHAKHTAR DONETSK (4-2-3-1): 30 Pyatov; 98 Dodô, 4 Kryvstov, 5 Khocholava, 22 Matviyenko; 8 Marcos Antonio, 6 Stepanenko; 11 Marlos, 21 Alan Patrick, 7 Taison; 10 Junior Moraes.
Substitutes: 81 Trubin, 9 Dentinho, 14 Tetê, 15 Konoplyanka, 19 Solomon, 20 Kovalenko, 27 Maycon, 28 Marquinhos, 50 Bolbat, 76 Pikhalonok, 77 Bondar, 99 Fernando.
Coach: Luis Castro.
Referee: Marciniak (POL).
Linesmen: Sokolnicki (POL), Listkiewicz (POL).
4th Official: Collum (SCO)
VAR and Assistant VAR: Gil (POL), Kwiatkowski (POL).
SUSPENDED AND THOSE ONE AWAY FROM A BAN
One away from a ban: n/a.
The match will be played as a single-legged tie: In case of a draw at the end of the 90 minutes, extra time and, eventually, penalties are in play.
Five substitutions are available to coaches, but they must be made in three blocks. Changes made at the break or at half-time in extra time will not be counted as one of these three blocks. One additional substitution will be permitted during extra time.