AS Roma - Shakhtar Donetsk
"We must play freely and we need to show the desire to harm our rival. We have only one thing in mind, which is to take the ball into our legs and create a problem for the rival." one of the statements by coach E. Di Francesco. Yes, I agree that this should be played and that they presented such a game against Napoli but it s not the same when you play without pressure and does not play on the result which is not the case for this match.
Shakhtar Donetsk is a team full of Brazilians which means that they are technically gifted and as such are very dangerous from the counter attack and also know well to defend.
You watched the first game and it s a wonder that only two balls ended up in the net of Goalkeeper Alisson and I think that is what the coach E. Di Francesco is aware of and I believe that they are going to come out here for the result where I expect a tight game, because Roma need only one goal without to concede one.
If they were rushing as in the first game I think that their chances of passage are minimal and the general will not be surprised if this match ends in favor of Shakhtar Donetsk with victory but I decided in any case to for a safer option which is well paid.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 13.03. 20:45h