Wed 09 December 2020 | 23:36

"Blocked off Inter attacks" - Castro

Shakhtar Donetsk coach, Luis Castro admitted the tactical changes he made to "close off Inter initiatives in attack."

The Ukrainians could’ve been in the Champions League Round of 16 with one victoryat San Siro, but seemed happy with a 0-0 draw that carries them into the Europa League.


said in his press conference: “

We decided to replicate Inter’s tactical system, using Stepanenko between the center-backs,

We wanted to close off their initiatives in attack, so we sought to create some solidity with a midfield block.


We wouldn’t let Inter through the middle, and we have struggled with the wings so far in the Champions League this season, but tonight we were up to the task.

Shakhtar Donetsk

drew 0-0 with Inter in this Champions League group in both home and away game, meaning they lost the Europa League semi-final 5-0 in August.

source: SportMob

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