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Shakhtar strike twice to sink Marseille

Published: Thursday 9 April 2009, 22.15CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Olympique de Marseille
Shakhtar are well placed to reach their first European semi-final after goals from Tomáš Hübschman and Jadson put them in control against Marseille.
Shakhtar strike twice to sink Marseille
Tomáš Hübschman leads Shakhtar's celebrations after his opening goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Shakhtar DonetskMarseille

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target10
 
5
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners5
 
7
Offsides5
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 9 April 2009, 22.15CET

Shakhtar strike twice to sink Marseille

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Olympique de Marseille
Shakhtar are well placed to reach their first European semi-final after goals from Tomáš Hübschman and Jadson put them in control against Marseille.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk are in position to reach their first European semi-final after goals from Tomáš Hübschman and Jadson put them in control of their UEFA Cup last-eight tie against Olympique de Marseille.

Marseille denied
The former European champions were not afraid to attack in Ukraine but it was after perhaps their best spells in each half that Shakhtar claimed their goals. Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda was caught out for the first, though he otherwise produced some fine saves to keep his side in the tie ahead of the return on home soil in France next Thursday.

Early chance
Shakhtar captain Darijo Srna told uefa.com before the game that it was crucial to keep a clean sheet and coach Mircea Lucescu duly fielded Hübschman and Olexiy Gai to hold the midfield, with Luiz Adriano deployed as a lone striker. Marseille had a surprise defensive selection in the shape of Tyrone Mears, whose groin problem had unexpectedly cleared up, but within two minutes Mandanda had to deny Fernandinho from close range, Renato Civelli doing excellently to clear the ball from the rebound.

Shakhtar ahead
OM gradually found their way out of Shakhtar's shackles and on 25 minutes Lorik Cana got his head to Boudewijn Zenden's free-kick but Andriy Pyatov touched away, and the home keeper was then relieved when Mamadou Niang was sent through on goal and hammered a shot on to the post. With six minutes remaining in the half, though, Shakhtar's boisterous supporters were waving their orange flags in celebration when Srna's centre from the right was touched on by Ilsinho to Hübschman, who scored at the second attempt after Mandanda parried his initial effort.

Visitors respond
The visitors responded well after the break, and eleven minutes into the half Modeste M'Bami touched the ball on for Bakari Koné, whose effort deflected just wide. From the resulting Benoît Cheyrou corner, Vitorino Hilton's header was saved by Pyatov, who also stopped Cana's follow-up.

Lead doubled
For the second time, though, Shakhtar struck against the run of play. Willian, only introduced for Ilsinho two minutes earlier, cut in from the right and found Adriano, who played a one-two with Fernandinho before finding Jadson in space to tap in after 65 minutes. The scorer nearly returned the favour for Adriano, though Mandanda denied the striker and then Willian. The goalkeeper later saved at Adriano's feet, and Marseille pushed hard for an away goal near the end. However, Srna's pre-game wish for a clean sheet was granted, although a booking for Shakhtar defender Mykola Ischenko leaves him suspended for the second leg.

Last updated: 09/04/09 22.56CET

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Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

marseille

Marseille

30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
30
MandandaSteve Mandanda (GK)
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
Goal39
2
CivelliRenato Civelli
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
Substitution80
3
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
8
JádsonJádson
Goal65
5
HiltonHilton
11
IlsinhoIlsinho
Substitution63
7
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou
17
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Substitution89
8
MearsTyrone Mears
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
10
ZendenBoudewijn Zenden
Substitution78
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
11
NiangMamadou Niang
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
14
KonéBakari Koné
32
IshchenkoMykola Ishchenko
Yellow Card82
19
CanaLorik Cana (C)
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
23
M'BamiModeste M'Bami
Yellow Card27
Substitution68

Substitutes

12
KhudzhamovRustam Khudzhamov (GK)
1
RiouRudy Riou (GK)
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
4
RodriguezJulien Rodriguez
10
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
12
KaboréCharles Kaboré
13
ShevchukVyacheslav Shevchuk
15
ZubarRonald Zubar
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
Substitution80
17
SamassaMamadou Samassa
Substitution78
21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
Substitution89
37
D'UlivoCédric D'Ulivo
22
WillianWillian
Substitution63
28
ValbuenaMathieu Valbuena
Substitution68

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Erik Gerets (BEL)

Referee

Felix Brych (GER)

Assistant referees

Thorsten Schiffner (GER), Detlef Scheppe (GER)

Fourth official

Thorsten Kinhöfer (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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