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Porto see off nine-man Shakhtar

Published: Tuesday 13 September 2011, 22.53CET
FC Porto 2-1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Hulk's early penalty miss did not prove costly as the Brazilian made amends before Kléber won the game against visitors who finished with nine men.
by David Crossan
from Estádio do Dragão

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Match statistics

PortoShakhtar Donetsk

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
4
Attempts off target17
 
3
Corners8
 
7
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed17
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
2
Possession (%)61
 
39

Standings

Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:25 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 13 September 2011, 22.53CET

Porto see off nine-man Shakhtar

FC Porto 2-1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Hulk's early penalty miss did not prove costly as the Brazilian made amends before Kléber won the game against visitors who finished with nine men.

FC Porto gave Vítor Pereira a victorious start to his UEFA Champions League coaching career after they won 2-1 against an FC Shakhtar Donetsk side that finished with nine men.

In a pulsating first half, Hulk twice struck the woodwork – the second time from the penalty spot – before finding the net with a stunning 28th-minute free-kick. That effort cancelled out Luiz Adriano's opportunistic opener, and after Yaroslav Rakitskiy was sent off for the Ukrainian titleholders just before the break, Porto made full use of their extra man. Kléber tapped in early in the second period and that was enough against visitors who also lost Dmytro Chygrynskiy to a second booking late on.

It was an open game from the off and Hulk made an instant impact on his return to the Porto starting lineup, seeing a fifth-minute shot take a wicked deflection off team-mate Steven Defour and hit the crossbar. Five minutes later the hosts were awarded a penalty when Rakitskiy tangled with James Rodríguez. Hulk sent Olexandr Rybka the wrong way but was denied by the foot of the post.

Shakhtar had already looked menacing before scoring within 120 seconds of Hulk's errant spot kick. Helton appeared to have covered a shot from the lively Willian, his fellow Brazilian, only for the ball to bounce off the goalkeeper and another compatriot, Luiz Adriano, was on hand to turn it in.

A long-range free-kick from Shakhtar's Henrik Mkhitaryan seemingly gave Hulk ideas as he cracked in the powerful, swerving set piece from 35 metres that Rybka could only help into the top corner, living up to Lucescu's pre-match label of being a "world star". Five minutes before the break Rakitskiy was sent off for a foul on João Moutinho as momentum swung towards Porto.

Lucescu reacted by bringing on Olexandr Kucher at centre-half, sacrificing Eduardo and switching to a narrow 4-2-2-1 formation. The dynamics of the contest had fundamentally altered and Rodríguez twisted past Kucher down the left before providing a perfect low cross for another UEFA Champions League debutant, Kléber, to roll in.

Rodríguez, just 20, continued to catch the eye and hit the bar with a curling free-kick late on, but Porto had to withstand a bit of late pressure from Lucescu's side. Chygrynskiy's dismissal with ten minutes remaining finished any hope of a Shakhtar point, as Porto held on to make a winning start in Group G.

Last updated: 27/11/12 3.46CET

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Lineups

porto

Porto

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

1
HeltonHelton (GK) (C)
25
RybkaOlexandr Rybka (GK)
4
MaiconMaicon
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
5
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
Yellow Card34
8
JádsonJádson
Substitution64
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
9
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Goal12
Yellow Card27
11
KléberKléber
Goal51
Substitution69
10
WillianWillian
Substitution81
12
HulkHulk
Penalty10
Goal28
Substitution78
11
EduardoEduardo
Substitution42
13
FucileJorge Fucile
22
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
19
James RodríguezJames Rodríguez
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
25
FernandoFernando
Substitution61
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
Yellow Card31
Red Card80
30
OtamendiNicolás Otamendi
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
Yellow Card34
35
DefourSteven Defour
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
Red Card40

Substitutes

31
Rafael BracaliRafael Bracali (GK)
30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
7
BelluschiFernando Belluschi
Substitution61
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
Substitution81
10
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
Substitution42
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution78
14
KobinVasyl Kobin
20
DjalmaDjalma
Substitution69
17
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
22
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
20
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
23
SouzaSouza
29
Alex TeixeiraAlex Teixeira
Substitution64

Coach

Vítor Pereira (POR) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Felix Brych (GER)

Assistant referees

Thorsten Schiffner (GER), Mark Borsch (GER)

Fourth official

Günter Perl (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Peter Sippel (GER), Christian Dingert (GER)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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