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Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk, Europa League Semifinal, Match Prediction

Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk face off each other in Dusseldorf in the second semifinal of UEFA Europa League 2019-20.

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European trends have been unpredictable, seeing some unexpected outcomes. Shakhtar Donetsk is entering the semifinal as underdogs and they can surprise Milan, as we saw from Atlanta against PSG, Leipzig against Atletico and Lyon against Manchester City in Premier League. 

The Ukrainian Giants secured a 4-1 victory in the quarterfinals FC Basel courtesy of the goals from Patrick, Taison, Moraes, and Santos. In the round of 16, they defeated Wolfsburg with 5-1 aggregate to progress in the final eight. Junior Moraes is what Lukaku for Milan, as Shakhtar forward netted three goals in the last two knock-out games. 

Inter Milan reached into the top four after beating strong sides Getafe and Bayer Leverkusen. Conte is now two wins away to claim the silverware. After finishing second in Serie A, they have already made into Champions League for next season. Barella and Lukaku strike for the Italian outfit in the 15th and 21st minutes to guide Milan to 2-1 victory over Leverkusen in quarterfinals. In the Round of 16, Milan secured a 2-1 victory against Getafe thanks to the strike from Lukaku and Eriksen. 

Lukaku's role at Inter and Junior Moraes’ role at Shakhtar would be important to claim the ticket of Europa league final. The winner of this game will face 5-times Europa League champion Sevilla in the final, who defeated Manchester United 2-1 in the first semifinal.

Team News & Lineups 

Inter Milan 

Inter will be without the service of Alexis Sanchez due to a muscular injury. Milan might go with the same XI as Matias Vecino will also miss this game. 

Inter Milan possible starting 

Lineup: Handanovic; Godin, De Vrij, Bastoni; D'Ambrosio, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Young; Martinez, Lukaku

Europa League form: W W W W

Shakhtar Donetsk 

Ukrainian Club could go on the same side. Davit Khocholava could get the game on Monday. 

Lineup: Pyatov; Dodo, Krivtsov, Bondar, Matvyenko; Antonio, Stepanenko; Marlos, Patrick, Taison; Moraes

Europa League form: W D W W W 

Key Players 

Inter Milan 

Romelu Lukaku (forward): 4 goals

Christian Eriksen (midfield): 2 goals

Nicolo Barella (midfield): one goal

Shakhtar Donetsk 

Moraes (forward): 4 goals

Alan Patrick (midfield): 3 goals 

Marcus Antonio (midfield): one goal 

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