SHA vs INT Fantasy Preview:
Inter Milan will have their task cut out as they travel to Kiev on Tuesday to square off against the unsung heroes of the first match-day as Shakhtar Donetsk handed stalwarts, Real Madrid a surprising defeat.
Shakhtar will be eyeing vengeance after their heavy defeat at the hands of Inter in the Europa League last season. Brazilian winger, Tete and Israeli forward, Manor Solomon hammered a goal apiece in the first half while Raphael Varane ended up tipping the ball in the net in humiliating fashion.
Inter, on the contrary, had to struggle until the very end to save the blushes as their Belgian marksman, Romelu Lukaku struck an incredible brace that included a 90-minute netter to steal a point from the very jaws of defeat.
This will be a delectable encounter with both the teams eyeing to wring a victory that can very well set them en route to the knock-outs. These are our fantasy picks for tomorrow’s game.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan
SHA vs INT: Head to head
These teams have so far met thrice in the tournament and Inter holds sway with two resonating victories that include a thumping 5-0 defeat imposed on Shakhtar in the preceding year’s Europa semi-final.
SHA vs INT: Probable Teams:
Anatoliy Trubin; Dodo, Valeriy Bondar, Davit Khocholava, Viktor Kornienko; Maicon; Tete, Marlos, Marcos Antonio, Manor Solomon; Dentinho.
Samir Handanovic; Danilo D’Ambrosio, Stefan de Vrij, Aleksandar Kolarov; Achraf Hakimi, Nicolo Barella, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Perisic; Christian Eriksen; Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez.
Picks to consider:
Lautaro Martinez will be extremely imperative for Inter Milan considering his goal-scoring instincts and he will be eager to open his Champions League account for the ongoing edition of the fray.
Manor Solomon was instrumental in Shakhtar’s exploits against Los Galacticos and will continue to dictate proceedings in this game too, given his new-found form.
1. Romelu Lukaku
2. Ivan Perisic
Match Prediction – Who will win today?
Given their new-found form against Real Madrid, it is expected that Shakhtar will put up a strong fight against Inter Milan but at the end of it all, the Italians will most likely emerge as the victors of the game.