Champions League.  Shakhtar defeated RB Leipzig 4-1 - news from Ukraine, Sport

Champions League. Shakhtar defeated RB Leipzig 4-1 – news from Ukraine, Sport

Donetsk “Shakhtar” defeated the German “RB Leipzig” in the match of the first round of the Champions League. The match, which took place at the stadium “Red Bull Arena” in Leipzig, ended with the victory of the Ukrainian team with a score of 4:1.

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Marian Shved (16 and 58 minutes), Mikhail Mudrik (76 minutes) and Lassina Traore (85 minutes) excelled. The only goal for the Germans was scored by Mohammed Simakan (57 minutes).

The German team, after five rounds, ranked 11th in the German Bundesliga, was the favorite for the match. Bookmakers took bets on the victory of the German club with a coefficient of about 1.25. To win Shakhtar – 12-13.

Shakhtar will play their next match on September 14 against Celtic.

Shakhtar takes part in the Champions League as the champion of Ukraine following the season interrupted due to a full-scale war. In the summer, the Pitmen changed their coach, the team was headed by Igor Jovicevich, ex-coach of Dnipro-1.

Most of the legionnaires also left the team – only forward Lassina Traore remained. In the summer, Croatian midfielder Neven Djurasek and Brazilian defender Lucas Taylor moved to the Pitmen’s camp.

RB Leipzig are in the Champions League as they finished fourth last season in the Bundesliga.

Andriy Vodyanyi

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