Donetsk Shakhtar misplaced to Barcelona within the third spherical of the Champions League. The match on the Lluis Kumpansha Olympic Stadium within the capital of Catalonia ended with a rating of two:1.
From the primary seconds, Barcelona put whole strain on the Ripper’s purpose. The Ukrainians didn’t have a single centimeter of free area, forcing them to play sq. nearly within the goalkeeper’s space. Having no room for error, Shakhtar gamers misplaced the ball a number of occasions, which just about value them a purpose.
Within the eleventh minute, for the primary time, the Ukrainian soccer gamers had been in a position to set up one thing resembling an assault, which ended with a slight blow from Zubkov into the fingers of ter Stegen. The match happened at low speeds. “Barca” tried to attain a purpose with out significantly straining “from expertise”.
As quickly because the Barcelona gamers picked up the tempo, Shakhtar started to have issues in protection. It was clear that the hosts may add extra at any second.
Within the twenty ninth minute, a go from deep introduced Lopez head to head with the Ripper. The 20-year-old midfielder hit the crossbar, the ball flew to Torres and the left winger of the Spanish nationwide crew shot the Ukrainian goalkeeper.
At first, the Slovak referee recorded an offside place, however after a immediate from VAR, he counted the purpose. The replay confirmed that Azarov was nearer to his purpose than the Spaniard.
Within the thirty sixth minute the rating grew to become 2:0. Once more Torres and Lopez organized a small courtyard, which the latter locked with a jewellery blow beneath the crosspiece. Once more Azarov failed in his duties.
After the break, the sample of the sport didn’t change. Barcelona merely pressed the Pitmen to the purpose with excessive strain, forcing the Ukrainians to suppose completely about protection. The guests’ assault resulted in second or third gear.
The “blue garnets” felt necessary on the sphere, defiantly calmly rolling the ball round in their very own half with out shifting. Within the 62nd minute, Xavi Hernandez’s crew paid for such a careless perspective in the direction of the opponent.
Azarov made an ideal go to Sudakov and the midfielder of the Ukrainian nationwide crew despatched the ball previous Ter Stegen into the web with a cannon shot.
Instantly, the brand new coach of Shakhtar made a change, changing Kryskiv with Neverton, and seven minutes later changing Sikan with Kelsey.
The “blue garnets” tried to stage an assault: they hit the publish, scored a purpose from offside, requested for a penalty, however this didn’t have an effect on the rating. Shakhtar additionally didn’t sit again in protection, creating stress within the opposing goalkeeper’s space a number of occasions.
Allow us to remind you that within the 2nd spherical of the group stage of the Champions League, the Pitmen sensationally beat the Belgian Antwerp. The match on the Beausail stadium ended with the rating 2:3.
Within the first spherical of the Champions League towards Porto, Shakhtar misplaced (1:3).