Inter are currently in second place with seven points or two points behind Group D leaders, Real Madrid. While Shakhtar Donetsk occupies the caretaker position with one point.
Inter’s performances so far have been quite impressive. Since being defeated by Lazio on October 16, Lautaro Martinez et al have never lost in all competitions.
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A very memorable win for Inter came last weekend, when they became the first team to beat Napoli in the Italian League this season. The win not only helped the Scudetto holders establish their title credentials, it made I Nerazzurri four points adrift of Napoli in the standings.
Seeing this good report card, it is not surprising that Inter will end their goal drought against Shakhtar Donetsk. Understandably, in the last three meetings by trying 43 kicks against the Ukrainian club, no goals were created.
But don’t underestimate the visitors. Shakhtar Donetsk are so far unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competitions.
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The motivation was even greater after the 13-time Ukrainian champions risked losing their place in the Europa League if they lost. For your information, in the last three seasons, the club nicknamed Kroty has always dropped to the Europa League after finishing in third place in the Champions League group stage.