Donbass Arena - Donetsk 19/09/2012 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Group stage - Group E

Shakhtar Donetsk - Nordsjælland
2-0
 

Shakhtar Donetsk - Nordsjælland 2-0 - 19/09/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Mkhitaryan too hot to handle for Nordsjælland

Published: Wednesday 19 September 2012, 22.00CET
Mkhitaryan too hot to handle for Nordsjælland 
Shakthar Donetsk-Nordsjælland reaction ©Getty Images

Henrik Mkhitaryan's first and second UEFA Champions League goals earned a 2-0 reward for FC Shakhtar Donetsk after a dominant performance against group stage newcomers FC Nordsjælland.

The attacking midfielder has been in deadly form this term, netting 12 times in just nine Ukrainian Premier League games. He continued that rich vein of form at the Donbass Arena in this Group E opener, his well-taken goals at the end of each half clinching a deserved three points. The hosts did not have it all their own way, though, especially in the first 44 minutes.

Match in 5

  • Mkhitaryan scores 13th and 14th goals this season
  • Mkhitaryan grabs first UEFA Champions League goals
  • Shakhtar have 20 attempts on goal to the visitors' three
  • Nordsjælland keeper Hansen makes string of saves
  • Shakhtar's 11th win in as many outings this term

Reaction

The game went just as we had expected, we knew it would be difficult. I am happy with the result, we collected an important three points.

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach

There was a UEFA Europa League game in Lisbon a few years ago where I was as busy as I was tonight, but apart from that I have never had so much to do.

Jesper Hansen, Nordsjælland goalkeeper

Jesper Hansen, Nordsjælland goalkeeper

 

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Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Shakhtar Donetsk
Nordsjælland

2

Goals scored

0

44

Possession (%)

56

20

Total attempts

3

13

Attempts on target

3

7

Attempts off target

0

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

5

Corners

4

2

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

17

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    82
    Mtiliga (Nordsjælland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    81
    Douglas Costa (in) - Willian (out) (Shakhtar Donetsk)
  • Substitution
    81
    Laudrup (in) - John (out) (Nordsjælland)
  • Yellow Card
    78
    John (Nordsjælland) is cautioned by the referee.

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