Group stage (Group H) - 28/09/2010 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time) - Estádio Municipal de Braga - Braga
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Luiz Adriano shines as Shakhtar defeat Braga

Published: Tuesday 28 September 2010, 22.30CET
SC Braga 0-3 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Two goals from Luiz Adriano and a late Douglas Costa penalty earned the visitors the Group H points.
by Andy Brassell
from Estádio Municipal de Braga
Luiz Adriano shines as Shakhtar defeat Braga 
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Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target7
 
5
Corners2
 
10
Possession (%)42
 
58
Fouls committed12
 
23
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
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Published: Tuesday 28 September 2010, 22.30CET

Luiz Adriano shines as Shakhtar defeat Braga

SC Braga 0-3 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Two goals from Luiz Adriano and a late Douglas Costa penalty earned the visitors the Group H points.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk equalled their best start to a UEFA Champions League campaign as they made it two Group H wins out of two with an emphatic victory at SC Braga.

The home team gave an excellent account of themselves following their heavy Matchday 1 defeat at Arsenal FC on their competition debut, but two second-half strikes by Luiz Adriano and a late Douglas Costa spot-kick enabled Mircea Lucescu's side to extend their fine record in Portugal to three wins from five visits. They go into their double-header with Arsenal in high spirits, while Braga try to salvage their campaign in two matches with FK Partizan.

Domingos Paciência's charges were determined to right the wrongs of London and almost took the lead in the third minute, Moisés' firm header from Luís Aguiar's corner headed off the line by the experienced Răzvan Raţ. Shakhtar had more of the ball but their first real glimpse of goal took until the 21st minute to arrive. Felipe's punch from a corner fell to captain Darijo Srna, but the Croatian international was off-balance and skied his shot.

It was turning out to be a tight contest but Alan crafted a rare opening just before the half-hour. He finished a weaving run in from the right with a reverse ball to Leandro Salino, whose shot was blocked by Andriy Pyatov's legs.

With Alan, Aguiar and Salino all exerting an influence in midfield, the home side began to gain the upper hand. Sílvio's shot dipped just over then Salino came closest yet moments before the break, steering Matheus' fine low cross wide after his fellow Brazilian had stormed up the right.

As the second half began the hunted sought to become the hunter. On 50 minutes Shakhtar came close when Willian's cross fizzed across the face of goal untouched. Lucescu's men grew in stature and took the lead in the 56th minute. Douglas Costa's clever reverse pass split the Braga central pairing of Moisés and Paulão, and Luiz Adriano's shot had too much power for Felipe to stop it creeping in.

The Arsenalistas responded with heart, Matheus' spectacular overhead effort being blocked by Pyatov. Minutes later the goalkeeper was at it again, diving to stop Paulo César's strike. Shakhtar held firm, and doubled their lead on 72 minutes in similar style, Costa again supplying the pass for Adriano to fire in. Costa got the goal he deserved in added time, coolly converting from the spot after Willian had been fouled by Paulo César.

Last updated: 05/10/10 14.53CET

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  • Domingos Paciência

    Read more"With three chances Shakhtar scored twice and after losing 3-0 what can you say about a team who did everything to score?"

  • Mircea Lucescu

    Read more"After the break Braga opened up, started to show more attacking purpose and that was exactly what we needed"

Lineups

braga

Braga

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

84
FelipeFelipe (GK)
30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
2
Alberto RodríguezAlberto Rodríguez
Substitution36'
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
Yellow Card51'
Substitution79'
5
MoisésMoisés
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
9
Paulo CésarPaulo César
Yellow Card90+1'
9
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Goal56'
Goal72'
Substitution75'
15
Miguel GarciaMiguel Garcia
10
WillianWillian
22
AguiarLuis Aguiar
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
Substitution66'
25
Leandro SalinoLeandro Salino
Substitution55'
20
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
Yellow Card89'
Goal90+2'
28
SílvioSílvio
22
MkhitaryanHenrik Mkhitaryan
Yellow Card61'
30
AlanAlan
26
Raţ Răzvan Raţ
Yellow Card40'
88
VandinhoVandinho (C)
Substitution74'
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
99
MatheusMatheus
Yellow Card87'
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy

Substitutes

1
ArturArtur (GK)
60
TetenkoArtem Tetenko (GK)
3
PaulãoPaulão
Substitution36'
8
JadsonJadson
Substitution66'
8
MossoróMossoró
Substitution74'
11
EduardoEduardo
Substitution75'
18
LimaLima
Substitution55'
14
KobinVasyl Kobin
20
EldersonElderson
29
Alex TeixeiraAlex Teixeira
23
Andrés MadridAndrés Madrid
36
ChyzhovOlexandr Chyzhov
45
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
90
VitsenetsVitaliy Vitsenets
Substitution79'

Coach

Domingos Paciência (POR) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

Assistant referees

Arend Brink (NED), Rob van de Ven (NED)

Fourth official

Reinold Wiedermeijer (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Richard Liesveld (NED), Tom van Sichem (NED)

Legend:

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

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