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Eduardo strike sinks former club Arsenal

Published: Wednesday 3 November 2010, 22.30CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Arsenal FC
The hosts avenged their 5-1 defeat two weeks ago and joined Arsenal at the top of Group H thanks to Eduardo's winner on the cusp of half-time.
by Richard van Portvliet
from Donbass Arena

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Match statistics

Shakhtar DonetskArsenal

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target11
 
8
Attempts off target4
 
3
Corners7
 
3
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
16
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 3 November 2010, 22.30CET

Eduardo strike sinks former club Arsenal

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Arsenal FC
The hosts avenged their 5-1 defeat two weeks ago and joined Arsenal at the top of Group H thanks to Eduardo's winner on the cusp of half-time.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk took a giant step towards qualifying for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages for the first time after an enthralling 2-1 victory against Group H leaders Arsenal FC.

Despite falling behind to Theo Walcott's solo effort in the tenth minute, the Ukrainian outfit − roared on by a partisan crowd − fought back admirably before the break through Dmytro Chygrynskiy's deflected header and Eduardo. Arsenal, who struggled throughout to deal with the fluid movement of Shakhtar's attacking Brazilian quartet, could have qualified with a win but now have their opponents for company on nine points at the top of the section.

Things did not start well for the home side, though, as the Gunners took the lead with the simplest of goals. Jack Wilshere's incisive pass from deep inside his own half put Walcott in the clear and the 21-year-old, exhibiting too much pace for the Shakhtar defence, coolly slotted past Andriy Pyatov.

That stung Shakhtar into life, however. The pace and movement of Willian and Jadson was causing the Arsenal back four all sorts of problems and on 18 minutes the latter could have equalised but his header, from just a few metres out, hit the post. Shakhtar's pressure finally paid off just before the half-hour mark, though, as Chygrynskiy rose highest in the area and his header was helped past the helpless Łukasz Fabiański by the unfortunate Craig Eastmond.

The Ukrainian champions were dominant and they took a thoroughly deserved lead on the stroke of half-time through their former Arsenal striker. Darijo Srna, who was a constant menace down the right all evening, dispossessed Gaël Clichy before finding Eduardo completely unmarked to sweep past Fabiański and cap an enterprising opening 45 minutes for Mircea Lucescu's men.

The second half continued in a similar vein, with both sides playing a high-tempo game, while the chances continued to come thick and fast, perhaps none better than Wilshere's ten minutes after the restart. The teenager, however, saw his curling effort go just wide as the visitor's upped their search for an equaliser. Shakhtar were still providing Arsenal with cause for alarm, mainly on the counterattack as the Premier League club continued to pour forward, but they were mainly restricted to long-range efforts which failed to test Pyatov.

Last updated: 08/12/13 4.45CET

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Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

arsenal

Arsenal

30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
21
FabiańskiŁukasz Fabiański (GK)
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
Yellow Card27
7
RosickýTomáš Rosický (C)
8
JádsonJádson
Substitution73
8
NasriSamir Nasri
9
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Substitution88
14
WalcottTheo Walcott
Goal10
Substitution82
10
WillianWillian
18
SquillaciSébastien Squillaci
11
EduardoEduardo
Goal45
19
WilshereJack Wilshere
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
Yellow Card47
Substitution62
20
DjourouJohan Djourou
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
Yellow Card83
22
ClichyGaël Clichy
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
Goal28
27
EbouéEmmanuel Eboué
Yellow Card27
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
40
EastmondCraig Eastmond
Substitution59
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
52
BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
Substitution73

Substitutes

12
KhudzhamovRustam Khudzhamov (GK)
53
SzczęsnyWojciech Szczęsny (GK)
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
3
SagnaBacary Sagna
14
KobinVasyl Kobin
6
KoscielnyLaurent Koscielny
15
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
11
VelaCarlos Vela
Substitution59
20
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
Substitution73
29
ChamakhMarouane Chamakh
Substitution73
29
Alex TeixeiraAlex Teixeira
Substitution62
41
Emmanuel-ThomasJay Emmanuel-Thomas
Substitution82
99
Marcelo MorenoMarcelo Moreno
Substitution88
46
LansburyHenri Lansbury

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Arsène Wenger (FRA)

Referee

Massimo Busacca (SUI)

Assistant referees

Matthias Arnet (SUI), Francesco Buragina (SUI)

Fourth official

Bruno Grossen (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Claudio Circhetta (SUI), Stephan Studer (SUI)

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