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Fernandinho comes to Shakhtar's rescue

Published: Wednesday 29 July 2009, 22.45CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 FC Timişoara
Gheorghe Bucur found the net twice for the Romanian side but Fernandinho's late strike earned the UEFA Cup holders a draw.
Fernandinho comes to Shakhtar's rescue
Shakhtar's Tomáš Hübschman (right) battles with Lukáš Magera of Timişoara ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

Shakhtar DonetskTimişoara

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target20
 
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners15
 
0
Offsides4
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 29 July 2009, 22.45CET

Fernandinho comes to Shakhtar's rescue

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 FC Timişoara
Gheorghe Bucur found the net twice for the Romanian side but Fernandinho's late strike earned the UEFA Cup holders a draw.

Fernandinho struck with four minutes remaining to earn FC Shakhtar Donetsk a home draw with FC Timişoara as last season's UEFA Cup winners had to fight back from behind twice in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.

Bucur double
Shakhtar's Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu, who missed the game through illness, has set his sights on a lengthy UEFA Champions League campaign after lifting the UEFA Cup in May, but his ambitions received an early blow when Gheorghe Bucur struck on 20 minutes to put his compatriots ahead. Substitute Olexandr Gladkiy restored parity on the hour only for Bucur to score again with ten minutes to play. Fernandinho's late riposte, however, leaves Shakhtar on level terms ahead of next Wednesday's return, though Timişoara hold the advantage of two away goals.

Gladkiy levels
The outcome might have been different had Fernandinho and Darijo Srna not missed good early chances, yet Timişoara made the most of their let-off when Winston Parks surged past Vyacheslav Shevchuk and teed up Bucur on 20 minutes. The goal knocked Shakhtar out of their stride and it was not until Dmytro Chygrynskiy and Gladkiy had replaced Mykola Ischenko and Shevchuk at half-time that they began to threaten again. Timişoara goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon made a number of long-range stops and Luiz Adriano hit the bar before Gladkiy finally found a way through when he headed in Srna's cross from the right.

Pantilimon saves
With the scores level Shakhtar seized control. Jadson was unlucky to see a 30-metre free-kick hit the woodwork and Fernandinho and Gladkiy both came close. Against the run of play, however, Timişoara struck again as Bucur got the better of Olexandr Kucher before firing his side ahead. Fernandinho hit back for Shakhtar with four minutes to play, though, and the home side almost won it at the death, only for Pantilimon to produce a brilliant save from Tomáš Hübschman's last-minute effort.

Last updated: 30/07/09 11.44CET

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Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

timişoara

Timişoara

30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
29
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
2
Éder BonfimÉder Bonfim
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
5
AlexaDan Alexa (C)
Substitution71
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
Goal86
6
NibombeDare Nibombe
8
JádsonJádson
9
ParksWinston Parks
Substitution26
11
IlsinhoIlsinho
10
Artavazd KaramyanArtavazd Karamyan
Yellow Card39
13
ShevchukVyacheslav Shevchuk
Substitution46
11
Arman KaramyanArman Karamyan
17
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Substitution80
18
BucurGheorghe Bucur
Goal20
Goal80
Substitution90+3
22
WillianWillian
28
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský
32
IshchenkoMykola Ishchenko
Substitution46
55
BourceanuAlexandru Bourceanu
Yellow Card37
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
Yellow Card75
77
CurteanAlexandru Curtean

Substitutes

12
KhudzhamovRustam Khudzhamov (GK)
99
TabordaPedro Taborda (GK)
4
DuljajIgor Duljaj
3
LatovleviciIasmin Latovlevici
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
7
StancuStelian Stancu
Substitution71
Yellow Card74
21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
Substitution46
Goal60
16
LuchinSrgian Luchin
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
Substitution46
17
BorbélyBalázs Borbély
36
ChyzhovOlexandr Chyzhov
23
IonescuClaudiu Ionescu
Substitution90+3
77
AghahowaJulius Aghahowa
Substitution80
27
MageraLukáš Magera
Substitution26
Yellow Card74

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Ioan Sabău (ROU)

Referee

Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP), Javier Rodriguez (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Estrada (ESP)

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