Let’s go with a bit of history for this Group B meeting in the UEFA Champions League.
Shakhtar Donest receives Inter Milan.
It can be considered a risky encounter because of what the Ukrainian team has been doing, it has very good Brazilian players who in most of them are the ones who cause the exceptional plays, filtering balls, leaving the rival defenses in oblivion. He comes from winning his first away game at Real Madrid 3-2, a game that at the same time shows that his defense is not unbeatable.
In the local tournament they occupy the third position achieving 13 points in 7 matches, they have zero losses, 4 draws and 3 victories. Averaging a positive goal difference in eight. The three victories he maintains in the Ukrainian Premier are at home, quite forcefully; 3-1 / 2-0 / 5-1 the last match in the courtyard was this Saturday and he achieved a 1-1 draw.
Without forgetting that last year they played good games in the Champions League that did not show up at all well in their results, they managed to win a visit to Atalanta, and they achieved third place in that group (c) reaching 6pts and -5 goals in favor.
While Inter is coming off a draw at home for the champions, 2-2 against Borussia M.Gladbach, a result that I think depended more on the coach’s tactical scheme. In the series A of Italy, inter occupies the 4th position with 10 points and 5 goals in favor, in 5 games achieving 3G / 1E / 1P, Two of those three victories were away. He comes from winning as a visitor in the last match (recent Saturday) by 0-2 against Genoa.
Inter has faced three Ukrainian teams obtaining the following results.
4 games before Dinamo Kiev, 2G / 2E / 0P, achieving 7 goals for and 5 against.
2 games against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, 2G / 0E / 0P, achieving 3 goals for and 1 against.
3 games against Shakhtar Donetsk, 3G / 1E / 0P, achieving 8 goals for and 1 against.
These 3 meetings of inter against the local team was 1 in the previous round of CL, at home; 1-1 with goals from Alvaro recoba for Inter and a goal from Elano at Giuseppe Meazza in 2006.
The second match was as a visitor in Ukraine 2-0 with goals from Obafemi Martins at minute 68 and the second from Adriano at minute 79. at the RSC Olympiyskiy stadium (Donetsk / Ukraine). on August 10, 2005. And the most recent match was on Monday, August 17, 2020 in the semifinals of the Europa League by 5-0 at the Merkur Spiel-Arena stadium (Düsseldorf / Germany) With a double by Lautaro, Double from Lukaku and a goal from D´Ambrosio.
Given that both squads seem to have the same chips they faced a couple of months ago, I am not ruling out that Inter Milan could take away the victory. everything will depend on the tactical order with which they face after the experience in Germany, one for the defeat received and the other for the victory obtained. They may come out with more caution.