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UCL: FCSD vs Inter Milan


Inter Milan travel to the east of Europe in search of their first Champions League win of the season as Shakhtar Donetsk awaits them at the Metalist Stadium. The Nerazzurri had a 2-2 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach at home on opening day from a Romelu Lukaku brace

Donetsk is flying high after experiencing one of the biggest surprises in recent European history, beating Real Madrid 3-2 in the Spanish capital. In the first half, Tete and Manor Salomon scored in the middle of Raphael Varane's own own goal to surprise the former champions and rock the continent with an unlikely victory. A similar result on Tuesday will boost hopes of entering the knockout stages of the Ukrainian champions. The home team hasn't returned Maksym Malyshev, he underwent knee surgery more than a year ago, while Ismaily and Yevgen Konoplyanka will only return in December. Sergiy Kryvtsov and Viktor Kovalenko will also be absent, in when Junior Moraes continued to recover from COVID-19. Shakhtar, with confidence bolstered after Madrid's shock.

Only 3 times before meeting between the parties, Inter Milan has won 2 times, including a 5-0 bury in the Europa League semi-finals in August this year. Their only previous league clash came in 2005 when they drew together in the Champions League qualifiers, with the Serie A giants entering the tournament after winning a 3-1 overall. Inter Milan also had a few absences, as Matias Vecino is still recovering from a knee injury, while Milan Skriniar, Roberto Gagliardini and Ionut Radu are still in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 on week five. two of October. However, the good news for the visitors is that Achraf Hakimi has successfully recovered from his corona and that after entering from the bench over the weekend in Genoa, he will be back in the squad. starting this match. 




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