Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Inter will be looking to book their place in the Champions League last 16 when they host Shakhtar Donetsk at their Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Wednesday evening. The Nerazzurri recorded a very important 3-2 win over Borussia M’gladbach in round 5, but they face yet another must-win game against the Miners. The Serie A outfit have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Shakhtar Donetsk, and we are positive that they will prove their worth on the field.
A man to watch in the home team will be Romelu Lukaku, who found the net in the Serie A win over Bologna at the weekend, while both Nainggolan and Vecino are likely to miss the game with injuries. The Ukrainians did well to beat Real Madrid at home in their last group game, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza showdown.
Highlighted Player (Romelu Lukaku):
Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli, born on 13th of ay 1993 is a Belgian player with roots form Congo. Lukaku played for several youth teams before he got picked up by RSC Anderlecht. After playing for only 2 seasons for Anderlecht Chelsea picked him up for around12 million euro.
Lukaku was never able to get a spot in the starting eleven of Chelsea and after playing for WBA he moved to Everton for approximately 35 million euro.Lukaku made his debut in February 2010 by the age of 16 and is one of the youngest players that player for the highest Belgian national team.
The biggest achievement of Lukakui is winning the Eerste klasse in Belgium and the English FA Cup. With his strength and goal scoring abilities Lukaku can be considered as one of the deadliest strikers of the world. Nicknames for Lukaku are Big Rom and the Tank.
Highlighted Team (Shakhtar):
Despite the fact that they were founded back in 1936, Shakhtar Donetsk were struggling to win the Ukrainian Premier League trophy until 2002. The Miners have established themselves as the dominant force in Ukrainian football and it has to be noted that they won their ninth domestic trophy in 2014.
Shakhtar Donetsk were playing at Donbass Arena in the past, but due to war in Donbass the club temporarily moved to Arena Lviv. In 2009 the Miners won the UEFA Cup trophy under Romanian boss Mircea Lucescu, beating Werder Bremen in the title game. Croatian full back Dario Srna was named the man of the match. Dynamo Kiev are considered Shakhtar Donetsk’s main rivals and there have always been fireworks in meetings between the two sides.
Shakhtar have a rivalry with Metalurh Donetsk as well and the two local rivals face each other in the Donetsk Derby. Chelsea ace Willian, Manchester United star Mkhitaryan and Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho all played for Shakhtar in the past.