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Shakhtar undone by Adriano

Published: Thursday 11 August 2005, 0.55CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-2 FC Internazionale Milano The Brazilian striker scores one goal and creates the other.

Match statistics

Shakhtar DonetskInternazionale

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 11 August 2005, 0.55CET

Shakhtar undone by Adriano

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-2 FC Internazionale Milano The Brazilian striker scores one goal and creates the other.

A superb display from Adriano gave FC Internazionale Milano a valuable lead against FC Shakhtar Donetsk in their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.

Doubling up
The Brazilian international provided a sublime assist for Obafemi Martins to open the scoring in the 68th minute of this first-leg match before heading the second goal of the night shortly afterwards. The Italian side had several clear chances during the opening half and were unlucky to see Marco Materazzi's effort come back off the woodwork five minutes before the break.

Century of matches
Indeed, with coach Roberto Mancini fielding two new signings in goalkeeper Julio Cesar and midfield player Santiago Solari, Inter looked particularly keen to prove their supremacy in this, their 100th game in the European Champion Clubs' Cup.

Shakhtar resistance
Nevertheless, they faced some initial resistance from the Ukrainian Premier League champions, who were the more threatening team in the early stages. First, Brazilian striker Brandão sent a powerful header narrowly wide of Inter's far post. Then, on 18 minutes, Julio Cesar was forced to dive to his right to keep out Anatoliy Tymoschuk's free-kick.

Inter threat
However, the visitors gradually increased the tempo and twice came close to breaking the deadlock. Shakhtar goalkeeper Jan Laštuvka was forced to come off his line to clear a dangerous ball inside his area with Dejan Stankovic ready to score. Then it was from a Stankovic assist that Martins had a wonderful opportunity to register but the Nigerian forward failed to find the target.

Laštuvka to the rescue
Ten minutes before the break, Laštuvka was made to stretch to block Esteban Cambiasso's close-range shot with his left leg and moments later Materazzi's header rebounded off the post. Shortly after the restart, Inter defender Iván Córdoba had to make amends for giving the ball away with a fine clearance that denied Brandão a clear sight of goal.

Martins strikes
With 66 minutes played, Mancini made his first substitution with Zé Maria replacing Solari. And two minutes later, Inter's exertions finally paid dividends, a double-marked Adriano producing a back-heeled pass to find Martins inside the box and the latter edging past a defender to shoot beyond Laštuvka.

Nearly three
It was not long before the Nerazzurri increased their advantage. Adriano latched on to Zé Maria's cross to make it 2-0, and the Brazilian international may have added to that tally with one minute remaining but his left-footed strike was saved by Laštuvka.

Last updated: 11/08/05 14.00CET

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Lineups

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Shakhtar Donetsk

internazionale

Internazionale

16
LaštůvkaJan Laštůvka (GK)
12
Júlio CésarJúlio César (GK)
33
SrnaDarijo Srna
2
CórdobaIván Córdoba
Yellow Card17
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
4
ZanettiJavier Zanetti (C)
4
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
5
StankovićDejan Stanković
9
MatuzalémMatuzalém
Yellow Card39
10
AdrianoAdriano
Yellow Card59
Goal78
25
BrandãoBrandão
Yellow Card63
14
VerónJuan Verón
Substitution76
20
BielikOlexiy Bielik
Substitution71
15
SolariSantiago Solari
Substitution64
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
16
FavalliGiuseppe Favalli
6
DuljajIgor Duljaj
Yellow Card35
Substitution69
19
CambiassoEsteban Cambiasso
Yellow Card62
36
ElanoElano
Substitution57
23
MaterazziMarco Materazzi
2
BarcauanCosmin Barcauan
30
MartinsObafemi Martins
Goal68

Substitutes

1
PletikosaStipe Pletikosa (GK)
1
ToldoFrancesco Toldo (GK)
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
6
ZanettiCristiano Zanetti
14
StoicanFlavius Stoican
8
PizarroDavid Pizarro
Substitution76
28
Tolga SeyhanTolga Seyhan
9
CruzJulio Cruz
38
JádsonJádson
Substitution57
13
Zé MariaZé Maria
Substitution64
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
Substitution69
20
RecobaÁlvaro Recoba
29
MaricaCiprian Marica
Substitution71
25
SamuelWalter Samuel

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Roberto Mancini (ITA)

Referee

Alain Hamer (LUX)

Assistant referees

Francis Crelo (LUX), Jean-Philippe Izzo (FRA)

Fourth official

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

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