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Mentor Rapida: We understand that we have little chance to pass miner

Наставник Рапида: Мы понимаем, что у нас мало шансов пройти Шахтер

The head coach of the Vienna Rapid Zoran Barisic spoke about the upcoming match with Shakhtar Donetsk

“We take into account the fact that the situation was not in our favor, for the account 0:1 is clearly not conducive to us. However, we will make every effort to pass on.

When I hear the name Lucescu, then you first feel a lot of respect for this man. He showed himself as a professional and a very good coach who has achieved great results in his career.

The miner is very difficult to fight for the ball. Most importantly, where and when we will own it. It is important to catch the moment when the opponent will move from defense to attack. We understand that Shakhtar have a lot of strong players and we didn’t have many chances to win, but they’re still there and we will fight to the last.

Playing at home is always different from the matches. At home we better keep the ball, because we have the support of native tribunes. But, it’s possible that this time the lack of home fans will help us.

Before this match, we must not focus on one aspect of the game, and need to prove themselves as focused

The group stage? Think about it would be a mistake. You need to concentrate on the next game. We are honored to play Shakhtar and we must prove themselves”, said Mr. Barisic at pre-match press conference.

The return match of the play-off round of the Champions League Shakhtar – rapid will be held in Lviv on August 25.

Live this match will show the channels Ukraine and Football 1. The broadcast starts at 21:45. We will add that on SPORTS bigmir)net will be available live text broadcast of the match Shakhtar – rapid.


Recall that the first match between Shakhtar and rapid, which was held in Vienna on 19 August, ended with the victory of “miners“ with the score 1:0.

See gallery: Winning the battle in Vienna: As a miner rapid Vienna beat
Наставник Рапида: Мы понимаем, что у нас мало шансов пройти Шахтер