The captain of Shakhtar Darijo Srna admitted that he did not expect such a tough and aggressive game from Rapid.
“We are preparing for the fact that rapid will play tough and aggressive, but didn’t think so. A lot of struggle and a lot of fouls.
What at some point happened on the field, had to remind the football. But, rapid has proven to be more organized team than Fenerbahce,” said Darijo Srna.
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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