Shakhtar Donetsk coach Luis Castro was full of pride after their 0-0 draw with Inter Milan.
Shakhtar now top their Champions League group, which also includes Real Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach.
“Straight after we won in Madrid, I decided to use the same XI against Inter," Castro told Football TV.
“It was very important that we repeat that same convincing performance we played against Real Madrid. It was a different result, but the main approach remained the same."
“We didn't defend well in the Europa League, as we should've covered Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez cutting in from the wings. This time, we tried to break up that movement. In football, you must learn from your mistakes and correct them.
“The semi-final was hugely disappointing, we needed to lift our heads and push forward. Inter are one of the best teams in the world with a fantastic strike force, so it'll be difficult for any opponent against them."