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Shakhtar keep Plzeň in check

Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 22.54CET
FC Viktoria Plzeň 1-1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Luiz Adriano cancelled out Stanislav Tecl's opener in the space of four minutes to leave the Pitmen an away-goal advantage.
Shakhtar keep Plzeň in check
Shakhtar's Alex Teixeira steals a march on Plzeň's Radim Řezník ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 22.54CET

Shakhtar keep Plzeň in check

FC Viktoria Plzeň 1-1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Luiz Adriano cancelled out Stanislav Tecl's opener in the space of four minutes to leave the Pitmen an away-goal advantage.

Luiz Adriano cancelled out Stanislav Tecl's opener in the space of four second-half minutes to leave FC Shakhtar Donetsk with an away-goal advantage over FC Viktoria Plzeň in their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie.

The Czech champions barely had time to celebrate taking the lead in this battle of UEFA Champions League refugees when Shakhtar captain Darijo Srna's long ball over the top had them scampering; Luiz Adriano brought it down before clipping a shot past Matúš Kozáčik. It could have got worse for Plzeň, Alex Teixeira bending an effort around the post after a buccaneering sally down the right minutes later.

Neither club had played a competitive game since December, and both looked relieved to have the chance to burn off pent-up energy. Douglas Costa set the tone for a first half that was big on stylish groundwork but lacking in finishing touches inside five minutes, shimmying through two Plzeň defenders before striking wide. Taison then received some hard stares from his team-mates, looping the ball wide after a quick-fire Shakhtar raid left him with a more or less unguarded net to aim at.

Plzeň, though, are no lightweights in this competition. Skipper Pavel Horváth – 39 in April – came close to a brilliant opener after spotting Andriy Pyatov fractionally too far off his line, but his attempt from out on the right dipped just over the crossbar. It was the midfield talisman's delivery from a free-kick that triggered Plzeň's breakthrough, Marián Čišovský nodding the ball down for Tecl to head over the line on 62 minutes.

Those celebrations were soon cut short, although home coach Dušan Uhrin Jr had reason to be satisfied with a draw in his first game in charge, the Ukrainian titleholders having stretched his side more and more in the closing stages.

Last updated: 22/02/14 0.03CET

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Lineups

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Plzeň

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Shakhtar Donetsk

1
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
7
HořavaTomáš Hořava
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
Yellow Card54
8
LimberskýDavid Limberský
Yellow Card88
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
9
TeclStanislav Tecl
Goal62
Substitution81
8
FredFred
10
HorváthPavel Horváth (C)
Yellow Card76
9
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Goal65
Substitution85
11
PetrželaMilan Petržela
Yellow Card31
20
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
Yellow Card34
Substitution87
12
ĎurišMichal Ďuriš
28
TaisonTaison
Substitution68
14
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
29
Alex TeixeiraAlex Teixeira
21
ProcházkaVáclav Procházka
Yellow Card90+2
31
IsmailyIsmaily
26
KolářDaniel Kolář
Substitution87
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
28
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
Yellow Card58

Substitutes

13
BolekPetr Bolek (GK)
6
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
2
HejdaLukáš Hejda
10
BernardBernard
Substitution68
4
HubníkRoman Hubník
11
EduardoEduardo
Substitution87
15
WágnerTomáš Wágner
Substitution81
19
FerreyraFacundo Ferreyra
Substitution85
18
HrošovskýPatrik Hrošovský
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
19
KovaříkJan Kovařík
32
KanibolotskiyAnton Kanibolotskiy (GK)
23
BakošMarek Bakoš
Substitution87
77
IlsinhoIlsinho

Coach

Dušan Uhrin Jr. (CZE) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Christos Akrivos (GRE), Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)

Fourth official

Gagas Dimitrios (GRE)

Additional assistant referees

Ilias Spathas (GRE), Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)

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