Europa League. Shakhtar defeated Wolfsburg and reached the quarterfinals

Today, almost five months after Shakhtar's first game against Wolfsburg, the winner of this pair has been determined.

The match in Kyiv at the Olimpiysky National Sports Complex was one of the first two to resume the 2019/2020 European Cup draw, which was interrupted by a coronavirus pandemic. The game took place without spectators. In the time that has passed since the previous meeting of the teams, the Pitmen won the fourth consecutive national championship title, and their rivals finished seventh in the Bundesliga.

In general, Shakhtar managed to keep the game under control in the first half. Given the overall advantage in the score after the first match, it is not surprising that Donetsk chose an average pace in which they had excellent control of the ball and built their attacks better than the opponent.

In a few episodes, only the bad luck and the wonderful game of the goalkeeper of "Wolfsburg" did not allow the orange and black to excel. In particular, Marlos scored in the post, and after the shots of Alan Patrick and Matvienko on the line, Castells was successful. In the first 45 minutes, the Wolves had reason to count on success only once, when two of his partners failed to close Victor's dangerous shot.

After the break, the game became more intense and open, and, as before, the hosts acted more sharply. Marlos showed excellent dribbling, Alan Patrick performed well-adjusted passes. Castells worked under load, but he wasn't wrong, and Tyson, punching into the free corner of the goal, was a few inches wrong. In turn, "Wolfsburg" struck the first blow in the plane only in the 60th minute: Pyatov coped with a dangerous shot by Arnold from the penalty spot.

In the middle of the second half, Shakhtar remained in the minority due to the removal of Khocholava, who broke the rules, interrupting the dangerous counterattack of the opponent. But the teams quickly leveled off - Brooks earned the second yellow card. At the end of the meeting, the champions of Ukraine finally opened the score: Moraes scored in the top corner after a shot by Dodo. And then Solomon realized the transfer of Konoplyanka, and Moraes made a double, using the pruning of opponents.

The Shakhtar national team players took part in the match: Pyatov, Kryvtsov (yellow card), Matvienko, Stepanenko, Marlos (substituted in the 77th minute), Moraes (two goals), Kovalenko came on as a substitute for the 74th minute. and minute), Konoplyanka (came on as a substitute in the 86th minute, goal pass).

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Europa League. 1/8 finals. Match answer

Shakhtar (Ukraine) - Wolfsburg (Germany) - 3: 0 (0: 0)

Goals: Moraes (89, 90 + 3), Solomon (90 + 1).

Shakhtar: Pyatov (k), Dodo, Kryvtsov, Khocholava, Matvienko, Marcos Antonio (Kovalenko, 74), Stepanenko, Marlos (Solomon, 77), Alan Patrick, Tyson (Konoplyanka, 86), Moraes.

Substitutions: Trubin, Bolbat, Bondar, Cipriano, Pihalonok, Maicon, Tete, Dentinho, Fernando.

Head coach: Louis Castro.

Wolfsburg: Castells (k), Brooks, Pongracic, Tisseran, Russion (Klaus, 83), Arnold, Schlager, Brekalo (Gilavogi, 76), Victor, Hinchek (Marmush, 61), Weghorst.

Substitutions: Pervan, Kasten, Gerhardt, Horn, Zirsleben, Justvan.

Head coach: Oliver Glasner.

Referee: Ivan Kruglyak (Slovakia).

Booked: Krivtsov (60) - Brooks (57), Schlager (71).

Removed: Hocholava (67) - Brooks (70).

August 5. Kiev. NSC Olimpiiskyi

The first match is 2: 1.

In the quarterfinals, Shakhtar will play the winner of the pair Basel (Switzerland) - Eintracht (Germany).

Semi-final matches:

05.08.2020

1. Shakhtar (UKRAINE) - Wolfsburg (Germany) - 3: 0 (2: 1)

4. Copenhagen (Denmark) - Istanbul Basaksehir (Turkey) - 3: 0 (0: 1)

6. Manchester United (England) - LASK (Austria) (5: 0) 22.00

7. Inter (Italy) - Getafe (Spain) 22.00

06.08.2020

2. Basel (Switzerland) - Eintracht (Germany) (3: 0)

3. Wolverhampton Wanderers (England) - Olympiacos (Greece) (1: 1)

5. Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) - Rangers (Scotland) (3: 1)

8. "Sevilla" (Spain) - "Roma" (Italy)

In brackets are the results of the first matches.

Matches of the 1/4 finals. August 10-11

9. Shakhtar (Ukraine) - winner 2

10. Winner 6 - "Copenhagen" (Denmark)

11. Winner 7 - winner 5

12. Winner 3 - winner 8

Matches of the 1/2 finals. August 16-17

13. Winner 12 - winner 10

14. Winner 11 - winner 9

Final. August 21. Cologne

Winner 13 - winner 14

Two matches of the 1/8 finals (7, 8), quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of this season will be held without spectators at four stadiums in Germany ("Cologne"), "MSV Arena" (Duisburg), "Dusseldorf Arena" (Dusseldorf) and "AufSchalke" (Gelsenkirchen)). All rounds will consist of one match.

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