At the end of the first half in the knockout stages of the Champions League Shakhtar midfielder Taras Stepanenko received a severe cut on the head. Player urgently had to be hospitalized. Doctors have left the country seven stitches.
“About Taras Stepanenko know that he has a strong section, said after the game, teammate Oleksandr Kucher. If I am not mistaken, he has seven stitches”.
Rapid – physically strong and well prepared team. Expected that there will be a lot of joints and struggle. The Austrians were pressing us, went forward, tried to recoup, because of this, there were a lot of fighting. To give no one wanted. Well, that kept the winning score. We cannot relax because the second leg will be difficult.”
“Shakhtar” won “Rapid” is the first play-off match of the Champions League