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Shakhtar own goal confirms Juventus progress

Published: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 23.01CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-1 Juventus
Olexandr Kucher put into his net 11 minutes into the second half, a goal which sent Juventus through as Group E winners ahead of their hosts.
by Richard van Poortvliet
from Donbass Arena

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Match statistics

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Goals scored0
1
on target6
 
4
off target4
 
11
Corners7
 
2
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed15
 
12
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)51
 
49

Standings

Last updated: 19/01/2013 04:44 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 23.01CET

Shakhtar own goal confirms Juventus progress

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-1 Juventus
Olexandr Kucher put into his net 11 minutes into the second half, a goal which sent Juventus through as Group E winners ahead of their hosts.

Juventus overhauled FC Shakhtar Donetsk at the top of UEFA Champions League Group E after a narrow victory in Ukraine.

Though a point would have been enough for the Serie A leaders to progress alongside their opponents, the Bianconeri showed their attacking intent as they dominated the first half. They continued to create chances after the break and finally got the goal they deserved on 56 minutes when Shakhtar centre-back Olexandr Kucher, under pressure from Sebastian Giovinco, turned Stephan Lichtsteiner's low cross past Andriy Pyatov.

The hosts had enjoyed a bright beginning, with the dangerous Willian providing a threat via his incisive running. However, it was clear from the outset that the Pitmen were missing the suspended Luiz Adriano, such a crucial component in Shakhtar's usually well-oiled attacking machine.

As the half wore on, Juventus grew in confidence and should have taken the lead on the 30-minute mark. An innocuous long ball out of defence caused Mircea Lucescu's side all sorts of problems. A slip by Taras Stepanenko put Mirko Vučinić through, he squared to Giovinco, but with plenty of time and the goal at his mercy, the forward shot wide of Pyatov's left-hand post. Juventus were in control, yet for all their pressure and good approach play, Pyatov was largely untroubled for the remainder of the period.

The game got off to an express start after the resumption as Lucescu sent on Marko Dević for Eduardo in attack. Indeed, Alex Teixeira, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Andrea Pirlo all had presentable opportunities to put their respective teams in front, though each failed to hit the target.

However, the deadlock was finally broken before the hour, as Lichtsteiner was put through on the right by Vučinić. The Swiss international's centre took a slight deflection and, with Giovinco lurking, Kucher diverted the ball into his own net. It capped a disappointing night for the defender, who was booked in the first half and will miss the first leg of Shakhtar's last-16 tie as a consequence.

With their grip on pole position slipping, the Ukrainian champions poured forward in search of an equaliser. They almost got it when Kwadwo Asamoah deflected Răzvan Raţ's testing delivery past Gianluigi Buffon and against the upright. That was as close as Shakhtar would come – their evening was summed up by Mkhitaryan's wild effort from distance with five minutes remaining. The only sour mark for Juventus was the late caution for Giorgio Chiellini which rules him out of their next UEFA match.

Last updated: 07/12/12 1.07CET

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Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

juventus

Juventus

30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK) (C)
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
Yellow Card40
Goal56
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
Yellow Card87
6
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
Yellow Card20
6
PogbaPaul Pogba
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
9
VučinićMirko Vučinić
Substitution88
10
WillianWillian
12
GiovincoSebastian Giovinco
Substitution90+2
11
EduardoEduardo
Yellow Card30
Substitution46
15
BarzagliAndrea Barzagli
22
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
Yellow Card71
19
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
21
PirloAndrea Pirlo
29
Alex TeixeiraAlex Teixeira
Substitution65
22
AsamoahKwadwo Asamoah
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Yellow Card8
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
26
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner

Substitutes

32
KanibolotskiyAnton Kanibolotskiy (GK)
30
StorariMarco Storari (GK)
14
KobinVasyl Kobin
4
Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
18
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution46
20
PadoinSimone Padoin
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
24
GiaccheriniEmanuele Giaccherini
Substitution90+2
20
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
27
QuagliarellaFabio Quagliarella
38
KryvtsovSerhiy Kryvtsov
32
MatriAlessandro Matri
Substitution88
77
IlsinhoIlsinho
Substitution65
39
MarroneLuca Marrone

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Angelo Alessio (ITA)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Mathias Klasenius (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)

Fourth official

Stefan Wittberg (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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