Eduardo Da Silva’s club, Shakhtar Donetsk, has defeated FC Nordsjaelland in its opening match of the Champions League at Donbass Arena on Wednesday. Donetsk won that match easily by 2-0.
The match was played at the home ground of Donetsk and a large number of home supporters were present there in the stadium to watch the match. The Donetsk team scored one goal in each half. The FCN players never looked like scoring a goal. They looked nervous and gave too many opportunities to the Donetsk team.
The Armenian midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, was the hero of Donetsk’s victory. He was the player who found the net on both the occasions for his team. He took his team ahead in the match by scoring his first goal in the 44th minute. Luiz Adriano did all the hard work and he gave Mkhitaryan a perfect pass inside the penalty box.
Mkhitaryan took the advantage of the opportunity and sent the ball into the bottom corner of the net from a distance of 8 yards. It was a superb goal. That was the only goal to be scored in the first half.
The Donetsk players looked even more aggressive in the second half. The team kept on attacking and succeeded in getting ahead by 2-0 in the 76th minute when Mkhitaryan scored his second goal in the match. Though Mkhitaryan’s shot was blocked by Jesper Hansen, the FCN goalkeeper, but, the Armenian was quick to pounce on the rebound and beat Hansen on the second attempt. That was the final nail in the coffin. The FCN team didn’t manage to find the net in the remaining 14 minutes and got defeated in the match.
The manager of Shakhtar Donetsk, Mircea Lucescu, would have been happy with the effort of his boys in the match. Shakhtar Donetsk will play its next Champions League match against Juventus on 2nd of October at the Juventus stadium.
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