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Group stage - Group A

Real Sociedad - Shakhtar Donetsk
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Real Sociedad - Shakhtar Donetsk 0-2 - 17/09/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Teixeira on target as Shakhtar ruin Real's night

Published: Tuesday 17 September 2013, 23.00CET
Teixeira on target as Shakhtar ruin Real's night 
Two-goal Teixeira delight at Shakhtar win ©Getty Images

FC Shakhtar Donetsk drew on all their experience to withstand a barrage of pressure and then produce an Alex Teixeira double that ruined Real Sociedad de Fútbol's long-awaited return to the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 Group A victory.

Despite Real Sociedad hitting the bar and forcing goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov into numerous saves on their first appearance in the competition since 2003/04, two cracking second-half drives from midfielder Teixeira gave Mircea Lucescu's side three valuable away points on matchday one. A dark night in San Sebastian ended with home substitute Esteban Granero carried off injured.

Match in 5

  • Shakhtar claim fifth opening-day victory in six campaigns
  • La Real lose in first UEFA Champions League match since 2003/04
  • Alex Teixeira scores both goals for visitors
  • Ukrainian side's maiden clean sheet on Spanish soil in competition
  • Shakhtar host Manchester United next

Reaction

In the first half we were the superior team but we didn't score and in the second we paid for that. We knew it was going to be a difficult game.

Xabi Prieto, Real Sociedad midfielder

Xabi Prieto, Real Sociedad midfielder

We were really well-organised tactically. We had studied Real Sociedad very closely and I advised the players to keep their discipline and concentration.

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach

 

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Standings

Last updated: 18/09/2013 11:59 CET

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Match statistics

Real Sociedad
Shakhtar Donetsk

0

Goals scored

2

49

Possession (%)

51

15

Total attempts

6

9

on target

4

6

off target

2

4

blocked

1

1

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

2

2

Offsides

6

2

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

21

18

Fouls suffered

14

503

Passes

460

364

completed

314

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Alex Teixeira scores more than once in a UEFA competition match for the first time in his career and that proved to be the difference in an entertaining opening UEFA Champions League group stage meeting.
  • Goal
    87
    Alex Teixeira (Shakhtar Donetsk) scores!
    Shakhtar go two up with a sublime strike from the Brazilian. Cutting in from the left he drifts to the edge of the area before driving low into the far corner and sealing the points for the visitors.
  • Substitution
    87
    Fred (in) - Fernando (out) (Shakhtar Donetsk)
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    83
    Fernando (Shakhtar Donetsk) is booked.

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