Fonseca: 'Roma can thank Alisson'


Shakhtar Donetsk Coach Paulo Fonseca believes they “might perhaps perhaps’ve obtained with an even bigger margin than 2-1. Roma can must peaceable thank Alisson.”

The Giallorossi had the better of the first 1/2 and went in entrance thru Cengiz Beneath, nonetheless Facundo Ferreyra pounced on a defensive error and Fred changed into a free kick in off the underside of the bar.

Bruno Peres furthermore cleared Ferreyra’s effort off the road in stoppages and the 2nd leg of this Champions League Spherical of Sixteen will be played in Rome on March thirteen.

“We had started very successfully and we created the first scoring opportunity, although there was as soon as no one there to scheme it off,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“At 1/2-time, I gave indications to my team on assault Roma and I’m chuffed with the formulation they utilized my solutions.

“We were in barely correct form physically, which I’m able to inform you is no longer easy after this kind of prolonged iciness ruin. We are able to also’ve obtained with an even bigger margin and Roma must thank Alisson, as their goalkeeper performed some phenomenal saves.”

Shakhtar have obtained all their dwelling games in the Champions League this season and furthermore beat Napoli 2-1 right here in the team piece.

“I heart of attention on it’s a accident. It’s very grand to play in opposition to Italian sides, especially at the same time as you plod at the lend a hand of, as they are successfully-organised defensively.”

Shakhtar misplaced defender Serhiy Kryvstov to a badly sprained ankle in the first 1/2.

“After preliminary examination, I’m able to suppose he’ll be out for a form of weeks.”

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