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Brandão rides to Shakhtar's rescue

Published: Wednesday 29 August 2007, 21.45CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 FC Salzburg (agg: 3-2) Substitute Brandão was the hero as the home team came within three minutes of elimination in Ukraine.
by Pavle Gognidze

Match statistics

Shakhtar DonetskSalzburg

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards5
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 29 August 2007, 21.45CET

Brandão rides to Shakhtar's rescue

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 FC Salzburg (agg: 3-2) Substitute Brandão was the hero as the home team came within three minutes of elimination in Ukraine.

Substitute Brandão was FC Shakhtar Donetsk's hero as his side came within three minutes of UEFA Champions League elimination before the Brazilian midfielder struck to complete an excellent comeback against FC Salzburg.

Lucarelli busy
The Ukrainian outfit looked to be heading for an ignominious exit when Remo Meyer headed in on five minutes to give the visitors a 2-0 aggregate lead. With away goals counting double, it left Shakhtar needing to score three times and although Cristiano Lucarelli soon reduced the arrears, they found Salzburg difficult to break down. Lucarelli earned a penalty eleven minutes from time, however, Nery Castillo dispatching the spot-kick to set up a thrilling finale in which Brandão powered in after superb build-up play to steal a hard-earned place in the group stage.

Meyer opener
That had appeared a world away when the home side conceded early on – as they had done in the first leg – with Meyer finishing after Ibrahim Sekagya had directed a corner into his path. Yet Mircea Lucescu's men did not lose their composure and instead upped the tempo. It nearly bore immediate dividends but although Lucarelli squandered one chance, the Italian striker did not have to wait long to get on the scoresheet as he applied an emphatic finish to Oleksandr Gladkiy's pass.

Inspired substitutions
Gladkiy had chances to score himself but failed to find the net and as Shakhtar frustrations grew, chances fell to Salzburg. Alexander Zickler came closest after half-time with an effort that rose over the bar and that proved the cue for more pressure from the home team as Gladkiy and Fernandinho both threatened. With time running out Lucescu introduced Brandão and Castillo and it proved an inspired decision. When Lucarelli was brought down by Sekagya it was Mexican international Castillo that stepped up before Brandão secured a thrilling win, applying an emphatic finish to a fine move involving Igor Duljaj and Razvan Rat.

Last updated: 30/01/12 5.47CET

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Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

salzburg

Salzburg

21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
Substitution55
28
AufhauserRené Aufhauser
Yellow Card36
Substitution89
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
5
CarboniEzequiel Carboni
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
Yellow Card35
Substitution57
6
N.KovačNiko Kovač
99
LucarelliCristiano Lucarelli
Goal9
Yellow Card35
24
LeitgebChristoph Leitgeb
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
18
MeyerRemo Meyer
Goal5
30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
17
MiyamotoTsuneyasu Miyamoto
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
1
OchsTimo Ochs (GK)
8
JádsonJádson
23
SekagyaIbrahim Sekagya
Yellow Card77
33
SrnaDarijo Srna
20
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy (C)
Yellow Card62
10
VonlanthenJohan Vonlanthen
11
IlsinhoIlsinho
Substitution72
7
ZicklerAlexander Zickler (C)

Substitutes

4
DuljajIgor Duljaj
Substitution72
8
AlexAlex
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
22
IlićSaša Ilić
25
BrandãoBrandão
Substitution55
Goal87
Yellow Card88
27
JanočkoVladimír Janočko
1
ShustBohdan Shust (GK)
9
LokvencVratislav Lokvenc
Substitution89
10
VukićZvonimir Vukić
14
ObermairMichael Obermair
55
YezerskiyVolodymyr Yezerskiy
30
ÖzcanRamazan Özcan (GK)
9
CastilloNery Castillo
Substitution57
Goal79
Yellow Card90+2
16
PitákKarel Piták

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Giovanni Trapattoni (ITA)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Fabrice Meslin (FRA), Christophe Capelli (FRA)

Fourth official

Thierry Auriac (FRA)

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