Donbass Arena - Donetsk 23/10/2012 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Group stage - Group E

Shakhtar Donetsk - Chelsea
2-1
 

Shakhtar Donetsk - Chelsea 2-1 - 23/10/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Scintillating Shakhtar see off Chelsea

Published: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 23.00CET
Scintillating Shakhtar see off Chelsea 
Shakthar Donetsk-Chelsea: Reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Shakhtar Donetsk are three points clear atop UEFA Champions League Group E after a 2-1 triumph against holders Chelsea FC.

Notwithstanding a record sequence of 21 successive victories in the Ukrainian Premier League, Shakhtar could scarcely have hoped for a more compelling performance considering the opponents. Alex Teixeira's third-minute opener set them on their way to a fourth win in five European home games against English opposition, and a total of 17 shots on target were testament to their dominance. Fernandinho's second-half strike was just reward for a wonderfully vibrant display, though Oscar's tap-in prompted a bout of late nerves.

Match in 5

  • Shakhtar beat holders to top Group E
  • Early Alex goal gives home side the lead
  • Chelsea struggle to contain fluid Shakhtar
  • Fernandinho doubles advantage in second half
  • Oscar's goal too little too late for Chelsea

Reaction

The match panned out exactly as we would have hoped. Perhaps, it was one of our best games in recent times.

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach

I am shocked at our performance. Only in the last 15 minutes did we go for it. Congratulations to Shakhtar for winning but we now have to look forward to our next match.

David Luiz, Chelsea defender

David Luiz, Chelsea defender

 

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Standings

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

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Match statistics

Shakhtar Donetsk
Chelsea

2

Goals scored

1

51

Possession (%)

49

23

Total attempts

15

17

Attempts on target

11

6

Attempts off target

4

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

7

Corners

7

0

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

14

14

Fouls suffered

10

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Shakhtar performed excellently against the European champions to come away with a victory. Chelsea rallied late in the second half but could not penetrate an excellent Ukrainian defence.
  • Goal
    88
    Oscar (Chelsea) scores!
    Branislav Ivanović drives to the byline who crosses for Eden Hazard but he dummies the ball to allow Oscar to stroke the ball into the net.
  • Substitution
    88
    Douglas Costa (in) - Willian (out) (Shakhtar Donetsk)
  • Yellow Card
    86
    Hübschman (Shakhtar Donetsk) is booked.
    Tomáš Hübschman comes across to meet Ramires as he drives in on goal and contacts the Brazilian's knee.
  • Substitution
    82
    Ilsinho (in) - Alex Teixeira (out) (Shakhtar Donetsk)

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