The Ukrainian team overturns the match after having suffered Roma’s goal. The return game will be thrilling.
A very exciting match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Roma. The Lupi scored the opener with the Turkish talent Cengiz Under playing a great first-half in which they would have deserved to double the lead.
The Ukrainian side, instead, dominated the possession during the second 45 minutes putting the giallorossi under pressure several times. Roma doesn’t have the right personality to face Champions League matches. Although Di Francesco‘s crew had the game in hand for 50 minutes, Nainggolan & Co. disappeared from the field after the break suffering two goals.
Eusebio Di Francesco was furious during the first-half. His players wasted several chances to double the lead and put the qualification on their side. The duo Dzeko–Fazio have not been able to kick the ball into the net. Manolas missed another great chance. In addition, the Bosnia International has not been able to stub Pyatov who saved his team.
Roma’s right flank didn’t work properly today. Florenzi repeatedly suffered Shakhtar’s attacks on that side even due to his precarious physical conditions. Under, instead, played another positive match scoring an important away goal, his first in the Champions League.
Shakhtar Donetsk won the first UCL round but Roma could overturn the result at the Stadio Olimpico.