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Lucescu savours Shakhtar success

Published: Tuesday 5 December 2006, 23.50CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu felt his side were deserved qualifiers after claiming a UEFA Cup spot with a draw against Olympiacos CFP.

Match statistics

OlympiacosShakhtar Donetsk

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target12
 
6
Corners7
 
8
Offsides0
3
Fouls committed11
 
26
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

5 December 2006

A Chelsea
2-0
Levski
A Barcelona
2-0
Werder
B Sporting
1-3
Spartak Moskva
B Bayern
1-1
Internazionale
C Galatasaray
3-2
Liverpool
C PSV
1-3
Bordeaux
D Olympiacos
1-1
Shakhtar
D Roma
1-0
Valencia

6 December 2006

E Dynamo
2-2
Real Madrid
E Lyon
1-1
Steaua
F Man. United
3-1
Benfica
F København
3-1
Celtic
G Porto
0-0
Arsenal
G Hamburg
3-2
CSKA Moskva
H Anderlecht
2-2
AEK
H Milan
0-2
Lille
 
Published: Tuesday 5 December 2006, 23.50CET

Lucescu savours Shakhtar success

FC Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu felt his side were deserved qualifiers after claiming a UEFA Cup spot with a draw against Olympiacos CFP.

Mircea Lucescu felt FC Shakhtar Donetsk were deserved qualifiers after a 1-1 draw against Olympiacos CFP secured the Ukrainian outfit a spot in the UEFA Cup Round of 32. Nery Alberto Castillo cancelled out Matuzalem's opener to earn the home side a point but it was not enough to lift Trond Sollied's team off the foot of UEFA Champions League Group D. uefa.com rounds up the reaction from Athens.

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach
My team deserve to qualify for the UEFA Cup. We played very well in the group stage and should have got more from tonight's game. We should have won but missed too many chances which was a pity. We had an advantage tonight because Olympiacos couldn't afford not to win and that allowed us to play our own game, plus I thought we defended very well. The Olympiacos supporters were impressive tonight and displayed a sense of fair play, acknowledging our superiority.

Trond Sollied, Olympiacos coach
Everyone did their best but it was not meant to be. I felt we played well, but as in other games during the group stage we conceded from a set-piece. Set-pieces are one of most important factors in football and not defending them has cost us. I take full responsibility but Rome wasn't built in a day. It was a very tight group, every game was very close and I think we deserve more, but we didn't have that extra edge to be successful.

Last updated: 06/12/06 1.15CET

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