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The match against rapid was the most difficult on the way to the group stage – Rakitskiy

Матч с Рапидом стал самым сложным на пути в групповой этап - Ракицкий

The Shakhtar defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy shared his emotions after the match with rapid.

“Perhaps, today’s game was the most difficult on the way to the group stage. We got married at the gate of the contender, and we scored twice. We, of course, was the installation not to miss. But it turned out as it happened.

It is logical that the opponent ran forward, counterattacked, they had to recoup. Rapid looked stronger today than in the last match. Especially in the second half. In the first half we had five points, with three to one, three to two, but were unable to implement them all.

But most importantly, we have twice upset the Rapid goalkeeper and passed the group stage of the Champions League.

Yes, lucky somewhere. But how many of us can not carry? More than a year living away from home, constantly in flight – all this makes itself felt. So thank Fortuna that we passed today,” quoted Rakitskiy official website of the miner.

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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Матч с Рапидом стал самым сложным на пути в групповой этап - Ракицкий