Champions League - Group B
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Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Inter Milan: Wasteful Inter held by Ukrainian side in Champions League

By Michael EmonsBBC Sport
Inter Milan
The match was played in Kyiv because of an ongoing conflict in Donetsk and thousands of fans were allowed to attend the game

Shakhtar Donetsk remained top of Champions League Group B as they held on for a goalless draw against a wasteful Inter Milan side in Kyiv.

Inter twice hit the crossbar - Nicolo Barella from 18 yards out and then through Romelu Lukaku, whose powerful free-kick was tipped on to the bar by 19-year-old goalkeeper Anatolii Trubin.

Lautaro Martinez also shot wide from six yards after Trubin had parried Marcelo Brozovic's strike as Shakhtar followed up their shock 3-2 win at Real Madrid with another fine result.

Inter have not reached the knockout stages of the Champions League since 2011-12 and now have two points from two games.

But boss Antonio Conte will be wondering how his side did not gain the victory against a Shakhtar side who only had one shot on target.

Shakhtar caused a huge upset last week as the Ukrainians, without eight players because of Covid-19, scored three times in the opening 42 minutes on their way to victory against Spanish champions Real.

Manager Luis Castro rewarded his young Shakhtar team by naming the same starting 11, with eight players aged 21 or under.

However, Inter dominated throughout. Lukaku was one-on-one with Trubin but the goalkeeper blocked his effort, before Barella's rebound shot hit the woodwork.

Ex-Manchester United striker Lukaku, who had scored in each of his previous nine European games for Inter, then headed wide from a corner and later had a free-kick superbly saved by the impressive Trubin.

The teenager did well to parry Brozovic's effort but was fortunate that Martinez could not finish the rebound with the goal unguarded as Shakhtar held on for a draw.

Inter play away at Real Madrid next Tuesday, with Shakhtar at home to Borussia Monchengladbach before the reverse fixtures three weeks later.

Player of the match

BondarValerii Bondar

with an average of 8.19

Shakhtar Donetsk

  1. Squad number77Player nameBondar
    Average rating

    8.19

  2. Squad number15Player nameKorniienko
    Average rating

    7.96

  3. Squad number2Player nameDodô
    Average rating

    7.89

  4. Squad number7Player nameTaison
    Average rating

    7.78

  5. Squad number27Player nameMaycon
    Average rating

    7.63

  6. Squad number14Player nameTetê
    Average rating

    7.56

  7. Squad number22Player nameMatvienko
    Average rating

    7.08

  8. Squad number5Player nameKhocholava
    Average rating

    7.07

  9. Squad number81Player nameTrubin
    Average rating

    6.91

  10. Squad number11Player nameMarlos
    Average rating

    6.43

  11. Squad number8Player nameMarcos Antônio
    Average rating

    6.36

  12. Squad number19Player nameSolomon
    Average rating

    5.84

  13. Squad number9Player nameDentinho
    Average rating

    5.39

  14. Squad number21Player nameAlan Patrick
    Average rating

    5.00

Inter Milan

  1. Squad number24Player nameEriksen
    Average rating

    6.00

  2. Squad number15Player nameYoung
    Average rating

    5.81

  3. Squad number14Player namePerisic
    Average rating

    5.80

  4. Squad number6Player namede Vrij
    Average rating

    5.79

  5. Squad number1Player nameHandanovic
    Average rating

    5.74

  6. Squad number33Player nameD'Ambrosio
    Average rating

    5.48

  7. Squad number2Player nameHakimi
    Average rating

    5.24

  8. Squad number10Player nameMartínez
    Average rating

    5.18

  9. Squad number95Player nameBastoni
    Average rating

    5.17

  10. Squad number23Player nameBarella
    Average rating

    5.00

  11. Squad number99Player namePinamonti
    Average rating

    4.76

  12. Squad number36Player nameDarmian
    Average rating

    4.65

  13. Squad number22Player nameVidal
    Average rating

    4.61

  14. Squad number9Player nameLukaku
    Average rating

    4.42

  15. Squad number77Player nameBrozovic
    Average rating

    3.81

Line-ups

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • 81Trubin
  • 2Cordeiro Dos Santos
  • 77Bondar
  • 5KhocholavaSubstituted forMatvienkoat 62'minutes
  • 15Korniienko
  • 27de Andrade Barberan
  • 14Cardoso Lemos Martins
  • 11MarlosSubstituted forLourencoat 88'minutes
  • 8Marcos Antônio
  • 19Solomon
  • 9DentinhoSubstituted forTaisonat 15'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shevchenko
  • 6Stepanenko
  • 7Taison
  • 21Lourenco
  • 22Matvienko
  • 23Vakula
  • 28Robson Cipriano
  • 30Pyatov
  • 49da Silva Matos
  • 50Bolbat
  • 59V'Yunnik
  • 61Sudakov

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 33D'AmbrosioSubstituted forDarmianat 80'minutes
  • 6de Vrij
  • 95BastoniBooked at 31mins
  • 2Hakimi
  • 23Barella
  • 77Brozovic
  • 22VidalBooked at 64minsSubstituted forEriksenat 79'minutes
  • 15YoungSubstituted forPinamontiat 85'minutes
  • 9Lukaku
  • 10MartínezSubstituted forPerisicat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Kolarov
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 14Perisic
  • 24Eriksen
  • 27Padelli
  • 35Stankovic
  • 36Darmian
  • 42Moretti
  • 44Nainggolan
  • 46Vezzoni
  • 50Bonfanti
  • 99Pinamonti
Referee:
Georgi Kabakov
Attendance:
10,178

Match Stats

Home TeamShakhtar DonetskAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Inter Milan 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Inter Milan 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Pinamonti (Inter Milan).

  4. Post update

    Dodô (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Alessandro Bastoni (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tetê (Shakhtar Donetsk).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan).

  8. Post update

    Dodô (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan).

  10. Post update

    Dodô (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Shakhtar Donetsk. Alan Patrick replaces Marlos.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Andrea Pinamonti replaces Ashley Young because of an injury.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Matteo Darmian replaces Danilo D'Ambrosio.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Christian Eriksen replaces Arturo Vidal.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan).

  16. Post update

    Dodô (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marlos (Shakhtar Donetsk) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tetê.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Ivan Perisic replaces Lautaro Martínez.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Young (Inter Milan).

  20. Post update

    Tetê (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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