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Superb Shakhtar complete Roma conquest

Published: Tuesday 8 March 2011, 23.10CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 AS Roma (agg: 6-2)
Two Willian goals and another from substitute Eduardo ensured the home side's first knockout campaign will continue into the quarter-finals.
by Richard van Poortvliet
from Donbass Arena

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Match statistics

Shakhtar DonetskRoma

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners7
 
4
Offsides3
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 8 March 2011, 23.10CET

Superb Shakhtar complete Roma conquest

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 AS Roma (agg: 6-2)
Two Willian goals and another from substitute Eduardo ensured the home side's first knockout campaign will continue into the quarter-finals.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the first time after an impressive display completed a comfortable aggregate win against AS Roma.

Mircea Lucescu's side had gone through in each of the previous five UEFA competition ties in which they had won the away leg and rarely looked like relinquishing the 3-2 advantage gained in Rome three weeks ago.

Willian's cross-shot extended the lead in the 18th minute but the visitors spurned a golden chance to swiftly draw level when Marco Borriello's penalty was saved by Andriy Pyatov and the dismissal of Philippe Mexès effectively ended Roma's hopes before the break. Second-half goals from Willian and Eduardo completed an impressive win for Shakhtar, who now go into next Friday's draw for the last eight.

Despite the final margin of victory, Shakhtar were on the back foot in the opening exchanges as Roma pushed forward in numbers and enjoyed the majority of possession. That early momentum was checked when the opening goal arrived at the other end just past the quarter-hour, Willian evading his marker on the left and delivering a low cross which, with Tomáš Hübschman at close quarters, evaded Doni.

Roma continued to press and within ten minutes had the chance to get back into the contest when Borriello was pulled down by Henrik Mkhitaryan. The striker took responsibility himself from the spot, but his low kick was well saved by Pyatov down to his left. The away team's night went from bad to worse when Mexès collected his second yellow card for a foul on Luiz Adriano four minutes before the break.

Both sides had chances at the start of the second half, but Willian extinguished any slender hopes that Vincenzo Montella's side might have had of completing an improbable comeback on 58 minutes with Shakhtar's second goal. Darijo Srna's corner made its way to the Brazilian with time and space inside the penalty area and his precise right-foot shot found the top corner, giving Doni no chance.

With progress all but assured, Shakhtar were content to sit back and keep possession. A memorable evening was given an appropriate conclusion as Eduardo added a third goal three minutes from time, the substitute capitalising on a short back-pass from Aleandro Rosi to slide a shot under the goalkeeper and send the home fans into raptures.

Last updated: 27/11/12 14.59CET

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Quotes

  • Mircea Lucescu

    Read more"I expected a result like this because I have trust in my team; I trust in our preparations, in the atmosphere at our stadium"

  • Vincenzo Montella

    Read more"I think we are improving and we shouldn't be demoralised by this defeat – that was the main problem in the team when I arrived"

Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

roma

Roma

30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
32
DoniDoni (GK)
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
4
JuanJuan
8
JádsonJádson
5
MexèsPhilippe Mexès
Yellow Card23
Red Card41
9
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Substitution75
7
PizarroDavid Pizarro
Yellow Card57
10
WillianWillian
Goal18
Goal58
9
VučinićMirko Vučinić
Substitution65
20
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
Substitution60
11
TaddeiRodrigo Taddei
Substitution46
22
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
Yellow Card28
Substitution67
16
De RossiDaniele De Rossi (C)
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
17
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
Yellow Card82
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
20
PerrottaSimone Perrotta
Yellow Card65
Substitution86
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
Yellow Card45+4
22
BorrielloMarco Borriello
Penalty28
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
29
N. BurdissoNicolás Burdisso

Substitutes

12
KhudzhamovRustam Khudzhamov (GK)
1
LobonţBogdan Lobonţ (GK)
11
EduardoEduardo
Substitution60
Goal87
3
CastelliniPaolo Castellini
15
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
10
TottiFrancesco Totti
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
23
GrecoLeandro Greco
29
Alex TeixeiraAlex Teixeira
Substitution67
33
BrighiMatteo Brighi
Substitution65
32
IshchenkoMykola Ishchenko
47
CaprariGianluca Caprari
Substitution86
99
Marcelo MorenoMarcelo Moreno
Substitution75
87
RosiAleandro Rosi
Substitution46

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Vincenzo Montella (ITA)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Peter Kirkup (ENG)

Fourth official

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Andre Marriner (ENG), Michael Jones (ENG)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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