The Shakhtar defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy commented on the victory over rapid.
“We have been waiting for such a difficult match. Mr so us and set up: tough, aggressive game. Today the opponent is very well put pressure, but, thank God, we scored and conceded.
From Rapid strong team game and in attack and defense. So there was a lot of fighting, some battles: someone in an episode of the Coachman hand played, and someone forehead Stepanenko hit. Taras was taken to the hospital for stitches…
As for the game itself, I will say this: Mr. said that during counterattacks and standards I was connected. Here I was, done half the job – gave a pass to Marlos, and he’s already figured cool in the penalty area, sending the ball into the far corner. I, of course, there were a couple of moments, but I, unfortunately, missed – ‘ll work on that,” said Rakitskiy.
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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