Shakhtar midfielder Taras Stepanenko said that after his mistakes rapid almost scored a goal.
“All four of the last match for us was hard, but this match was the most nervous. His head had been thought that in any case can not miss, because this made a lot of mistakes, not typical of our team.
In the first half we controlled the game, though, and conceded two goals. And at the end of the second sorokapyatiminutki from Rapid were two dangerous moment, when they were in the minority. My mistake was in that episode when Berić punched his head. I flicked the ball to Fred, but made it stronger than required. As for the free kick, he thought of the judge.
We often unlucky in such cases, but, fortunately, this time luck was on our side,” said Stepanenko.
Recall, Shakhtar Donetsk for the sixth time in a row, will play in the group stage of the Champions League. After an easy victory in Austria on rocking, Lucescu’s team drew the return match in Lviv 2:2 and advanced to the next round.
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