The match on the group stage of Champions league is the first for The Portuguese coach of “Shahter” . The team from Ukrain left the third qualification round in the last season, having lost to “Young Boys”. Now “Shahter” has become the champion of Ukrain and entered the group stage.
The team bets on Latin-American players in the attacking line. Facundo Ferreira, Tison, Bernard, Dentinho, Fred, Marlos have a great team-work. “Shahter” makes successful combinations, controls the ball very well and scores a lot. The team was the most productive team of the group stage of Europe League despite the fact that there were many top-clubs.
“Shahter” still can’t play in Donetsk. However, Harkov is the second home for the team. There are a lot of people from Donetsk in this city, who support “Shahter”. It is going to be a sold-out and 40 000 fans must help “Shahter”.
But we must tell about the disadvantages of Fonseca. Firstly, it is defense. “Shahter” lost its central full-back Sergey Krivtsov was injured, but there is not anyone who can change him. 35-year-old Dario Srna is rather old player of defense.
“Napoli” will score points in this match. The team is one of the most productive in European football. “Shahter” will play against “Napoli” for the first time. Dris Mertens, Lorenco Insinye, Hose Kalehon and Arcadus Milik will break “Shahter” defense.
The possible score is 1-2.