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Match Preview: Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk – Lineups, Stats, & Prediction

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Inter will look to bounce back in matchday 2 of Champions League as they fly off to Ukraine to play the fixture against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Both Shakhtar and Inter started their UEFA Champions League campaigns on a disappointing note, Shakhtar lost to Sheriff Tiraspol while Inter lost to Real Madrid.

Both sides are well capable of making out of this tricky group but they will need to be at their best to qualify. Sheriff Tiraspol has shown greater desire while Real Madrid still is the favorites to top the group.

Inter’s been in good form in the Serie A, and so is Shakhtar Donetsk in their domestic league. Both sides will lock horns to claim valuable points in this round.

Statistics & Encounters

This will be the sixth meeting between Inter and Shakhtar. Shakhtar has lost twice and drawn 3 times.

The two sides played out a 0-0 draw the last time they met each other in the Champions League.

Shakhtar’s form guide (all competitions): W-L-W-W-W

Inter’s form guide (all competitions): D-L-W-W-D

Suspensions, Injuries & Team News

Junior Moraes is out with a ruptured cruciate ligament injury while teammates Dentinho and Fernando have also been sidelined with injuries.

Arturo Vidal, Sensi (ligament), and Correa (ribs) will miss the fixture due to their injuries.

Probable Line-ups

Shakhtar (4-2-3-1): Andriy Pyatov, Dodô, Vitão, Marlon, Mykola Matviyenko, Maicon, Alan Patrick, Tetê, Marcos Antonio, Manor Solomon, Lassina Traore

Inter (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar, Alessandro Bastoni, Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Federico Dimarco, Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko

Prediction

Inter: 3

Shakhtar: 2