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Shakhtar forge on as La Real hopes end

Published: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 23.10CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 Real Sociedad de Fútbol
The hosts control their own fate in Group A after moving second with a dominant victory against the Basque visitors.
by Bogdan Buga
from Donbass Arena

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Match statistics

Shakhtar DonetskReal Sociedad

Goals scored4
 
0
Possession (%)47
 
53
Total attempts14
 
15
on target9
 
10
off target5
 
5
blocked3
 
4
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners6
 
5
Offsides4
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
17
Fouls suffered16
 
16
Passes497
 
638
completed346
 
485

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 19:32 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 23.10CET

Shakhtar forge on as La Real hopes end

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 Real Sociedad de Fútbol
The hosts control their own fate in Group A after moving second with a dominant victory against the Basque visitors.

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.

For the visitors, only maximum points at the Donbass Arena would maintain their slim round of 16 prospects, and they showed their intent early by dictating possession. However, Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov had little to worry about as fine passing combinations in midfield failed to result in opportunities for La Real.

The hosts soon roused themselves and slick interplay down the right after ten minutes allowed Teixeira to strike fiercely at Claudio Bravo who turned behind with his legs. Seven minutes later Bernard was given a free run into the box from the left but dragged his effort wide. Pressure continued to build on the Basque club's goal and on 37 minutes the breakthrough arrived after Darijo Srna's swerving attempt was tipped over. The ensuing corner was played short to Douglas Costa, who shrewdly crossed to the near post where onrushing Adriano beat Bravo to the ball with his toe and diverted in via the post.

The San Sebastian team responded gamely and almost pulled level moments before the half-time whistle, only for Iñigo Martínez to drill just over the bar from inside the area. Rather than opt for the conservative option after the restart, Shakhtar flooded forward in search of a second, a policy which paid dividends immediately. On 48 minutes Teixeira capitalised on an error from Martínez, stole into the box and smashed the bouncing ball perfectly into the far corner with his left boot.

Antoine Griezmann's volley was somehow turned behind by the lightning reactions of Pyatov as La Real endeavoured to get back into it, but a barnstorming counterattack was finished off by Costa's remarkable first-time effort from far on the left to drain the hope from Jagoba Arrasate's men once and for all. It was Costa, with three minutes remaining, who put the icing on the cake for Mircea Lucescu's side, who will be confident of doing what they must on the final day to once again make the knockout phase.

Last updated: 03/12/13 19.41CET

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Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

real sociedad

Real Sociedad

30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
1
BravoClaudio Bravo (GK)
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
Yellow Card84
4
ElustondoGorka Elustondo
Yellow Card34
6
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
Yellow Card58
6
Iñigo MartínezIñigo Martínez
8
FredFred
7
GriezmannAntoine Griezmann
Substitution74
9
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Goal37
Substitution72
10
Xabi PrietoXabi Prieto (C)
10
BernardBernard
Substitution69
11
VelaCarlos Vela
Substitution74
13
ShevchukVyacheslav Shevchuk
14
PardoRubén Pardo
Substitution68
20
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
Goal68
Goal87
15
AnsotegiJon Ansotegi
29
Alex TeixeiraAlex Teixeira
Goal48
Substitution75
18
CastroChori Castro
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
19
CadamuroLiassine Cadamuro
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
Yellow Card16
24
de la BellaAlberto de la Bella

Substitutes

32
KanibolotskiyAnton Kanibolotskiy (GK)
13
ZubikaraiEñaut Zubikarai (GK)
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
3
GonzálezMikel González
11
EduardoEduardo
Substitution75
8
SeferovicHaris Seferovic
Substitution74
17
FernandoFernando
9
AgirretxeImanol Agirretxe
Substitution74
19
FerreyraFacundo Ferreyra
Substitution72
20
José ÁngelJosé Ángel
28
TaisonTaison
Substitution69
23
RosJavier Ros
Substitution68
38
KryvtsovSerhiy Kryvtsov
28
GaztañagaJon Gaztañaga

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Jagoba Arrasate (ESP)

Referee

Olegário Benquerença (POR)

Assistant referees

Ricardo Santos (POR), Rui Tavares (POR)

Fourth official

João Santos (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Manuel De Sousa (POR), Carlos Xistra (POR)

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