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Match Preview: Inter Vs. Shakhtar – Europa League Semi-Final

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The Semi-final stage is set for the Europa League between Inter and Shakhtar. An evenly poised match up given the recent form of both teams.

Inter, who are favorites on paper but have struggled against their opponents to reach this stage. Shakhtar on the other hand has cruised their way by beating their opponents comfortably.

Inter’s tough schedule has taken a toll on its players as they prepare for their 17th game in just over two months.

Inter’s frontline led by Lukaku will be the focal point of this match as he continues his record-breaking season for Inter. He will be hoping for a final against his former employers Manchester United.

Shakhtar’s Brazilian flair will test Inter’s back 3 as they have against most of their opponents. Godin who has regained his form recently and Bastoni who’s also proving his worth to Conte.

This will surely be an exciting matchup between the two sides.

Expected Line-up:

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic (C), Godin, De Vrij, Bastoni, D’Ambrosio, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Young, Lukaku, Lautaro

Shakhtar (4-2-3-1): Pyatov, Bondar, Krivtsov, Matvyenko, Dodo, Patrik, Stepanenko, Antonio, Moraes, Taison, Marlos

Form guide (all competitions):

Inter: W/W/W/W/W

Shakhtar: W/W/W/D/W

Expected result: 

Inter: 2 Shakhtar: 1