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Match facts: Shakhtar v Chelsea

Published: Saturday 20 October 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Shakhtar v Chelsea
Henrik Mkhitaryan has been in fine goalscoring form this season ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 20 October 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Shakhtar v Chelsea


UEFA Champions League statistics
• Matchday one ended Shakhtar's four-game winless run in the UEFA Champions League at the Donbass Arena. The Pitmen had lost two and drawn two since their 3-0 round of 16 triumph over AS Roma in March 2011.

• Shakhtar have scored 248 goals in UEFA competition.

International duty
• Seven Shakhtar players were on senior duty during the international break: Andriy Pyatov, Olexandr Kucher (Ukraine), Tomáš Hübschman (Czech Republic), Darijo Srna, Eduardo (Croatia), Henrik Mkhitaryan (Armenia) and Răzvan Raţ (Romania).

• Mkhitaryan scored Armenia's goal in a 3-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying defeat by Italy on 12 October.

• Eduardo was on target in Croatia's 2-0 home win against Wales on 16 October.

• Pyatov saved a penalty but could not avoid defeat as a Ukraine side also including Kucher went down 1-0 at home to Montenegro on 16 October. Pyatov had kept a clean sheet four days earlier in a 0-0 draw in Moldova.

• Mircea Lucescu side's beat FC Illychivets Mariupil 2-1 on Friday, their 21st successive top-flight victory – a Ukrainian Premier League record. They are the first team to win the first 12 games of a Ukrainian top-flight season and their run of scoring in each of their last 31 league matches is also a national record.

• Mkhitaryan has scored 14 goals in 12 league games this term; already his best ever return for a season.

• Shakhtar beat FC Dynamo Kyiv 4-1 in the Ukrainian Cup on 23 September, with Dynamo coach Yuri Semin sacked the following day. The Donetsk outfit will travel to FC Hoverla Uzhgorod in the last 16 on 31 October.

• Shakhtar signed 24-year-old striker Maicon Oliveira, last season's 14-goal joint highest Premier League scorer, from FC Volyn Lutsk during the summer and loaned him to FC Zorya Luhansk.


UEFA Champions League statistics
• Chelsea's 4-0 victory at FC Nordsjælland on matchday two was the fifth time the Blues have scored four or more goals in an away UEFA Champions League game.

• Chelsea became the fifth successive UEFA Champions League holders to draw on matchday one of the following season. As with the previous four, they won comfortably on matchday two.

• Before matchday one, Chelsea had only once previously let slip a two-goal lead in the UEFA Champions League, against AS Monaco FC in the 2004 semi-final.

• Chelsea have conceded 99 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

International duty
• Thirteen Chelsea players were called up during the international break: Cole, Gary Cahill, Frank Lampard, Ryan Bertrand (England), John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses (Nigeria), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Branislav Ivanović (Serbia), Petr Čech (Czech Republic), Fernando Torres (Spain), David Luiz, Oscar and Ramires (Brazil).

• Cole won his 99th cap as England were held to a 1-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying draw in Poland on 17 October, a match delayed by a day due to torrential rain. Cahill started the 5-0 win against San Marino five days earlier, a game Lampard (calf) and Bertrand (illness) missed.

• Mikel and Moses (2) scored as Nigeria beat Liberia 6-1 on 13 October to book a place in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Two days earlier Oscar scored twice two goals as Brazil beat Iraq 6-0 in a friendly in Sweden.

• Oriol Romeu played both legs as Spain beat Denmark 8-1 on aggregate in their play-off tie to book a place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

• Chelsea are enjoying their best start to a league campaign since 2005/06, when they won the title.

• John Terry and César Azpilicueta played for Chelsea U21s on 17 October in a 2-0 friendly win against Arsenal FC.

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