Champions League: Sheriff snatches a draw versus Shakhtar Donetsk
KHARKIV. Sheriff managed to snatch a late draw against Shakhtar Donetsk with a late goal from B. Nikolov.
KHARKIV. Sheriff succeeded in capture a draw against Shakhtar Donetsk with a late goal from B. Nikolov scored in the (90′) after Shakhtar Donetsk got a lead with a goal from Fernando (42′). Shakhtar Donetsk was far superior when it came to possession ball (68%)
The match was played at the Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist stadium in Kharkiv on Tuesday and it started at 10:00 pm local time. The referee was Donatas Rumšas who had the assistance of Aleksandras Radiušas and Dovydas Sužiedėlis. The 4th official was Robertas Valikonis. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 3 degrees Celsius or 37.38 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 93%.
Shakhtar Donetsk was in firm control of the ball 68% while Sheriff was struggling with a 32% ball possession.
Shakhtar Donetsk was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Shakhtar Donetsk to win the match.
Shakhtar Donetsk shot 19 times, 5 on target, 14 off target. On the opposite side, Sheriff shot 12 times, 4 on target, 8 off target.
Shakhtar Donetsk received 2 yellow cards (Fernando and M. Mudryk). On the opposite side, Sheriff received 2 yellow cards (E. Addo and G. Dulanto).
After this match, Shakhtar Donetsk will have 1 points to stay in the 4th place. On the opposite side, Sheriff will have 6 points to stay in the 3rd place.
Shakhtar Donetsk: Formation and Lineups
Shakhtar Donetsk started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Roberto De Zerbi chose to play with the following team: Andriy Pyatov , Dodô , Valeriy Bondar , Serhiy Kryvtsov , Viktor Korniienko , Marcos Antonio , Marlos , Artem Bondarenko , Heorhii Sudakov , Manor Solomon and Fernando .
Shakhtar Donetsk made 5 changes: G. Sudakov for Tete (46′), Fernando for M. Mudryk (46′), A. Bondarenko for Maycon (67′), V. Korniienko for Ismaily (67′) and A. Pyatov for O. Shevchenko (86′).
Top player: Serhiy Kryvtsov
Probably the most impressive player in Shakhtar Donetsk was Serhiy Kryvtsov.
His rating iswith 116 passes (93% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 3.
Sheriff: Formation and Lineups
Sheriff started with a christmas tree line-up (4-3-2-1).
On the other side, Yury Vernydub played with: Giorgos Athanasiadis , Fernando Costanza , Danilo Arboleda , Gustavo Dulanto , Cristiano , Adama Traore , Edmund Addo , Bruno , Dimitrios Kolovos , Sebastien Thill and Momo Yansane .
Sheriff made only 1 change substituting D. Kolovos for B. Nikolov (46′).
Top player: Fernando Costanza
Probably the most impressive player in Sheriff was Fernando Costanza.
His rating iswith 23 passes (78% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
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