Roma lost in the first leg and needed to score to qualify, so Shakhtar Donetsk used a reactive approach. They waited for the Italians to attack and defended in 4-4-2 with Taison and Facundo Ferreyra in the first line. They didn’t pressure Federico Fazio and Kostas Manolas during Roma’s build-up and focused to eliminate the passing lanes toward Daniele De Rossi. The Roman captain was too dangerous when left alone. His passes always found his teammates to transition into the attacking phase.
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