Football News –Feyenoord-Shakhtar Donetsk
Feyenoord hosts Shakhtar Donetsk in a match from Group F of the UEFA Champions League.
After the first two rounds being played, it looks like Feyenoord are the underdog in this group. The Dutch champion have not won a single point from the matches against Manchester City and Napoli, so now they will try to do it against Shakhtar. Feyenoord’s goal difference is also not telling anything good for their performance in the group stages so far. The Dutch team have scored just one goal in the competition so far and conceded seven.
Shakthar Donetsk on the other side are doing better. They have won against Napoli on home soil, before losing to the big favourite in the group Manchester City. If Shakhtar manage to win two times against Feyenoord, they could make a huge step towards the next phase of the competition.
It’s the same thing for Feyenoord, of course. Despite of losing their first two matches in the group, they still have chances to chase something more in this group. But they must start winning, if they want it. And they won’t have a better chance of start doing it than doing it at home.
We could say that this won’t be a game with defensive approach. Both teams are offensive minded and like to play in attack. We all know that Dutch philosophy is mainly about going for the goals, while Shakhtar’s team is filled with Brazilian players. We believe that the viewers of this match will see a very interesting clash between two teams who will want to win.
If we accept that Manchester City is the big favourite in the group, and they really are, then everyone else is going to fight for the second spot. The battle is going to be fiece, so every point matters.