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Shakhtar in strong position

Published: Tuesday 31 July 2007, 23.24CET
FC Pyunik 0-2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Goals either side of half-time from Oleksandr Gladkiy and Brandão gave Shakhtar the first-leg advantage.
by Khachik Chakhoyan
from Yerevan

Match statistics

PyunikShakhtar Donetsk

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 31 July 2007, 23.24CET

Shakhtar in strong position

FC Pyunik 0-2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Goals either side of half-time from Oleksandr Gladkiy and Brandão gave Shakhtar the first-leg advantage.

Goals either side of half-time from Oleksandr Gladkiy and Brandão enabled FC Shakhtar Donetsk to take a major step towards the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

Solo run
A constant thorn in FC Pyunik's side, new signing Gladkiy was worthy of his opening goal in Armenia and could have even broken the deadlock before his 45th-minute strike. The 19-year-old forward eluded his markers by embarking on a mesmerising solo run before racing into the penalty area to force a reaction save out of goalkeeper Gevorg Kasparov. Although the rebound fell kindly for Jadson Rodriguez, the midfielder was unable to convert the chance.

Opening goal
Pyunik lost the excellent Kasparov when he was injured in an aerial challenge with Brandão three minutes before half-time and within minutes his replacement Ignacio Javier Bordad Lopez was picking the ball out of the net after Gladkiy pounced on a defensive error to score from close range. It was to prove a debut to forget for the Uruguayan, who was beaten again soon after the interval.

Follow-up
Perhaps sensing the nervousness of the substitute, Jadson caught Bordad Lopez off guard with a powerful shot from long distance which the goalkeeper could only parry into the path of Brandão, who made no mistake. Shakhtar, bidding to reach the group stage for the second year running and the third time in four years, welcome the Armenian champions to Ukraine next Wednesday.

Last updated: 01/08/07 12.23CET

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Lineups

pyunik

Pyunik

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

16
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan
4
DuljajIgor Duljaj
Substitution53
9
AvetisyanArsen Avetisyan
Yellow Card24
Substitution46
21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
Goal45
Substitution52
14
DokhoyanKaren Dokhoyan
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
4
HovsepyanSargis Hovsepyan
Yellow Card71
25
BrandãoBrandão
Goal48
Substitution70
1
KasparovGevorg Kasparov (GK) (C)
Substitution44
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
15
MkhitaryanHamlet Mkhitaryan
Yellow Card20
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
17
MkrtchyanAgvan Mkrtchyan
30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
20
NazaryanRafael Nazaryan
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
19
PachajyanLevon Pachajyan
8
JádsonJádson
10
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
33
SrnaDarijo Srna
5
Artur EdigaryanArtur Edigaryan
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy (C)
Yellow Card90+4

Substitutes

30
Bordad LopezIgnacio Javier Bordad Lopez (GK)
Substitution44
24
FominRuslan Fomin
Substitution70
18
HzeinaFelix Hzeina
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
22
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
Substitution46
99
LucarelliCristiano Lucarelli
Substitution52
24
AndrikyanArtak Andrikyan
15
PriyomovVolodymyr Priyomov
Substitution53
7
DavtyanNarek Davtyan
1
ShustBohdan Shust (GK)
6
MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
37
TkachenkoSerhiy Tkachenko
11
SahakyanNorayr Sahakyan
Substitution46
55
YezerskiyVolodymyr Yezerskiy

Coach

Armen Gyulbudaghyants (ARM) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Stefan Messner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Klaus Strasser (AUT), Alexander Harkam (AUT)

Fourth official

Michael Robitsch (AUT)

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