Donbass Arena - Donetsk 27/11/2013 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Group stage - Group A

Shakhtar Donetsk - Real Sociedad
4-0
 

Shakhtar Donetsk - Real Sociedad 4-0 - 27/11/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Shakhtar forge on as La Real hopes end

Published: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 23.00CET
Shakhtar forge on as La Real hopes end
Shakhtar celebrate as La Real hopes were ended in the Donbass Arena ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Shakhtar Donetsk kept their UEFA Champions League Group A qualification hopes very much alive with a dominant win which ended Real Sociedad de Fútbol's European season.

In a dizzying encounter, Luiz Adriano, Alex Teixeira and Douglas Costa, on two occasions, demonstrated unerring finishing to punish a Real Sociedad side who battled valiantly throughout but could not do enough to extend their continental campaign beyond matchday six. Courtesy of Manchester United FC's victory at Bayer 04 Leverkusen, the Ukrainian champions sit a point above the German challengers, but face a tough final-day trip to Old Trafford with nothing guaranteed.

Match in 5

  • Shakhtar up to second with first Group A home win
  • Victory guarantees Shakhtar minimum of UEFA Europa League spot
  • Douglas Costa scores twice including great left-foot strike
  • La Real eliminated from all European competition
  • Shakhtar visit United next, La Real host Leverkusen

Reaction

We have two weeks to prepare for the game at Old Trafford. We have only one option, as we need to beat Manchester United.

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach

In this competition you pay for the mistakes you make. We have one match left and we have to give 100% to try and win against Leverkusen.

Jagoba Arrasate, La Real coach

Jagoba Arrasate, La Real coach

 

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Last updated: 28/11/2013 08:50 CET

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Match statistics

Shakhtar Donetsk
Real Sociedad

4

Goals scored

0

47

Possession (%)

53

14

Total attempts

15

9

on target

10

5

off target

5

3

blocked

4

1

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

5

4

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

17

16

Fouls suffered

16

497

Passes

638

346

completed

485

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Shakhtar seal a comfortable victory after an even first-half. The game's outstanding moment came with Douglas Costa's pile-driver of a third goal and he then added a neat header late on to ensure a miserable evening for La Real.
  • Goal
    87
    Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk) scores!
    The Brazilian puts the gloss on the victory with a back-post header from Taison's cross before wheeling away to celebrate acrobatically.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk) is booked.
  • Substitution
    75
    Eduardo (in) - Alex Teixeira (out) (Shakhtar Donetsk)
    Final change for the hosts as the former Arsenal striker takes to the field.
  • Substitution
    74
    Seferovic (in) - Vela (out) (Real Sociedad)
    Jagoba Arrasate makes a double change but it would take a monumental effort from his players to find a way back in at such a late stage now.

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