Parken - Copenhagen 20/11/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group E

Nordsjælland - Shakhtar Donetsk
2-5
 

Nordsjælland - Shakhtar Donetsk 2-5 - 20/11/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Shakhtar push past Nordsjælland to seal progress

Published: Tuesday 20 November 2012, 23.00CET
Shakhtar push past Nordsjælland to seal progress 
Nordsjælland-Shakhtar reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Shakhtar Donetsk came through a difficult night in Copenhagen with three crucial points which, combined with Juventus's victory against Chelsea FC, puts the Ukrainian team into the knockout phase for the second time in three seasons.

The visitors twice came from behind before finally easing themselves well clear of FC Nordsjælland with three second-half goals. The Danish side, who will finish at the foot of Group E, led through Morten Nordstrand and again when Kasper Lorentzen scored but Shakhtar carried more firepower, Luiz Adriano helping himself to a hat-trick while Willian weighed in with a double.

Match in 5

  • Shakhtar victory confirms progress from Group E
  • Ukrainian side record biggest away win in competition
  • Nordsjælland go ahead twice, through Lorentzen and Nordstrand
  • Luiz Adriano hat-trick and Willian double seal the win
  • Lucescu's side host second-placed Juventus next

Reaction

I am annoyed by the many goals we let in, but we should not forget that we also did a lot of things right in the match which we can take forward with us.

Kasper Hjulmand, Nordsjælland coach

Kasper Hjulmand, Nordsjælland coach

We were very nervous at the beginning, as the players felt the pressure and realised the importance of these three points.

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach

 

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Standings

Last updated: 21/11/2012 08:26 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Nordsjælland
Shakhtar Donetsk

2

Goals scored

5

47

Possession (%)

53

6

Total attempts

16

2

Attempts on target

10

4

Attempts off target

6

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

6

Corners

4

0

Offsides

4

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

11

10

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Shakhtar confirm a place in the knockout phase with their biggest ever away win in the UEFA Champions League. The result, coupled with Juventus' defeat of Chelsea, secures progress for Mircea Lucescu's men, but it was not always straightforward as Luiz Adriano's and Willian were needed to help them come from behind twice before powering to victory.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Parkhurst (Nordsjælland) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    Christiansen (Nordsjælland) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    86
    Ilsinho (in) - Willian (out) (Shakhtar Donetsk)

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