Coach of Shakhtar Mircea Lucescu after defeating rocking said that the team tried their best not to risk it in the first match.
“Was a tough game from both sides. It is seen that rapid tuned into this match from the first minute, there were a lot of challenges in the middle of the field. Overall, I think that the match was entertaining and the fans enjoyed it.
We dominated in the first half, created many chances, we managed to score. Tried to translate the game to half of the field Rapida, knowing that they are usually very well pressure the opponent. Therefore, in the first half we had the advantage. In the second half, of course, rapid came out more assertive. We had a match of the Champions League, in which it was impossible to take risks, knowing that there will be another home game. A very important victory over a good team.
I expected more from Smooth. Too much static it was today, not always felt, how the situation will develop. He had a good point when he struck six meters wide. But overall it’s good that we won today.
‘ll perform the analysis and then draw the right conclusions. I’m happy with the result. It is no coincidence that rapid is in first place in the championship of Austria. Knowingly come to the stadium for 45 thousand spectators to support the team, it means that she plays well and gives hope to their fans,” said Lucescu.
We will remind, in Donetsk Shakhtar got a narrow win over rapid Wien in the first leg play-off round of Champions League qualification.
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