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Fulham claim prize Shakhtar scalp

Published: Thursday 25 February 2010, 20.51CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Fulham FC (agg: 2-3)
A fine defensive display laid the platform for the English side to eliminate last season's UEFA Cup winners and advance to the round of 16.
Fulham claim prize Shakhtar scalp
Brede Hangeland celebrates his first-half header ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Shakhtar DonetskFulham

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target24
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners16
 
0
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
1

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Published: Thursday 25 February 2010, 20.51CET

Fulham claim prize Shakhtar scalp

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Fulham FC (agg: 2-3)
A fine defensive display laid the platform for the English side to eliminate last season's UEFA Cup winners and advance to the round of 16.

A resolute defensive performance helped Fulham FC earn a draw with FC Shakhtar Donetsk which sent the English club into the round of 16 3-2 on aggregate at the expense of last season's UEFA Cup winners.

Fulham survived an early onslaught from the hosts and took the lead after 33 minutes through Brede Hangeland's header. Jadson equalised for Shakhtar midway through the second half yet, despite throwing everything at the visitors in the closing stages, Mircea Lucescu's charges were unable to prolong their UEFA Europa League campaign.

Unlike the first leg when they conceded inside three minutes, Shakhtar were quickly out of the blocks with Willian forcing Mark Schwarzer to tip over his powerful effort and Jadson scuffing Darijo Srna's cutback wide of the post. Roy Hodgson's pre-match assertion that the task for his Fulham team "is a big one" was certainly being borne out as Schwarzer again had to be alert, diving to his right and beating out Fernandinho's swerving strike.

Fulham had barely caught sight of the Shakhtar goal when Hangeland stunned the hosts by glancing Damien Duff's right-wing free-kick past Andriy Pyatov. The Pitmen had registered 14 efforts on goal to Fulham's two at the break and they added another soon after when Luiz Adriano headed straight at Schwarzer. Fulham were content to sit back on their away goal while Shakhtar continued to ask all the questions, eventually breaking the visitors' resistance when substitute Douglas Costa de Souza deceived Stephen Kelly with a stepover and delivered a cross which Jadson swept in.

Yaroslav Rakitskiy went close with a long-range effort as Shakhtar cranked up the pressure but there was to be no dramatic finish for the hosts, who almost conceded again in added time when Zoltán Gera fired wide. Not even the late dismissal of Danny Murphy could save Shakhtar and it is Fulham who will go on to play Juventus in the last 16.

Last updated: 01/03/10 21.26CET

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Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

fulham

Fulham

30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
Substitution46
2
KellyStephen Kelly
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
Goal33
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
6
BairdChris Baird
8
JádsonJádson
Goal69
11
GeraZoltán Gera
Yellow Card77
11
IlsinhoIlsinho
Yellow Card90+3
13
MurphyDanny Murphy (C)
Red Card90+4
17
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Substitution76
16
DuffDamien Duff
22
WillianWillian
Substitution53
18
HughesAaron Hughes
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
20
EtuhuDickson Etuhu
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
25
ZamoraBobby Zamora
Substitution72
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
29
DaviesSimon Davies
Substitution89

Substitutes

60
TetenkoArtem Tetenko (GK)
19
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler (GK)
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
10
NevlandErik Nevland
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
17
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
Substitution89
20
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
Substitution53
26
SmallingChris Smalling
21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
Substitution76
27
GreeningJonathan Greening
23
KravchenkoKonstyantyn Kravchenko
Substitution46
35
ElmDavid Elm
Substitution72
32
IshchenkoMykola Ishchenko
44
Marsh-BrownKeanu Marsh-Brown

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Odd-Jarle Larsen (NOR), Svein Inge Wiken (NOR)

Fourth official

Kristoffer Helgerud (NOR)

Additional assistant referees

Espen Berntsen (NOR), Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

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