Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Buoyed by a historical 3-2 win at Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Inter at their OSC Metalist. The Miners dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Vorskla Poltava in the national championship, but they are surely capable of making life difficult for Inter in their first home game in the 2020/21 Champions League campaign.
The Nerazzurri quickly bounced back from the loss to Milan in the Derby della Madonnina, with the team beating Genoa 2-0 in their last Serie A game. Antonio Conte’s men, though, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 2-2 draw with Borussia M’gladbach, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score this time out. Alex Sanchez remains in the recovery room for the visitors, as well as Radu, Gagliardini, and Vecino.
Highlighted Player (Oleksiy Shevchenko):
Oleksiy Shevchenko is a Ukrainian goalkeeper who was born in Dnipropetrovsk on February 24, 1992. The 188-cm tall shot-stopper played for his home-town club Inter Dnipropetrovsk during his youth career and he started his senior career at Metalurh Zaporizhya. Oleksiy Shevchenko made 13 appearances for Metalurh 2, while playing no more than 13 games for the first team.
In 2013 he moved to Dynamo Kyiv, but he was immediately sent on loan to Hoverla Uzhhorod. The Ukrainian goalkeeper played for the likes of Olimpik Donetsk, Torpedo Kutaisi and Dila Gori on loan as well before signing a contract with Zorya Luhansk in 2016.
Shevchenko made his debut for Zorya in the Ukrainian Premier League on April 10, 2016 in a 2-1 loss to Dnipro. He quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Zorya and he did well to keep ten clean sheets in 25 appearances for Zorya in the 2016/2017 Ukrainian Premier League campaign. Shevchenko received his first call-up for the Ukraine national football team in October 2016 for 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Turkey and Kosovo.
Highlighted Team (Inter):
Internazionale Milano, known as Internazionale, Inter or Inter named Milan, is a football club from Italy, founded on March 9, 1908 by a number of "rebels" who did not like in the regulations of the Milan Cricket and Football Club, now known as AC Milan. The main objection was that no foreign players were allowed. In 1928 the club merged with US Milanese and strongly entered a time when Ambrosiana-Inter survived.
The club, nicknamed the Nerazzurri or the blue / blacks has had many successes. This is how Inter Milan won 18 national titles, seven times the Italian Cup, the UEFA Cup 3x, and 3x times the Champions League, formerly known as the European Cup I.