Tuesday September 28, 2010 Group Stage: Group H Finished Estádio Municipal de Braga

Sporting Braga 0 - 3 Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Luiz Adriano 56’, 72’
  • Costa 90’ (pen.)

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  1. Shakhtar batter Braga

    Shakhtar batter Braga

    Two second-half goals from Luiz Adriano and a last minute penalty from Douglas Costa gave Shakhtar Donetsk a 3-0 victory against Braga. More

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    Time:90'
    • Sporting Braga
    • Shakhtar Donetsk
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    • - Fabulous result for Shakhtar, who turned this match around at half time. Braga, meanwhile, have conceded nine goals in their first two games in the Champions League proper, which tells you all you need to know.
    • 90+3' The referee blows his whistle, and it's all over at The Quarry
    • 90+2' AND SCORES! 3-0 SHAKHTAR! Costa sends Felipe the wrong way, and slams the ball confidently inside the right post
    • 90+1' PENALTY! It gets worse for Braga, with Cesar commiting a terrible tackle in the penalty area. Costa steps up...
    • 90' Braga break, and Lima fires in a shot towards Pyatov's left post. The Shakhtar keeper dives at full stretch to stop it, and once again does exactly what is asked of him
    • 89' He goes for goal, and forces a fine save from Felipe, punching the ball out from under his crossbar!
    • 88' Srna gets up, and Costa takes an age to take the freekick, and finds himself in the book now for timewasting
    • 87' Srna has stayed down, eating up some valuable minutes on the clock. Shakhtar will have a freekick in a promising position wide on the right when Srno gets back up
    • 86' Matheus shows some frustration, clattering into Srna from behind and earning a deserved yellow card.
    • 85' Shakhtar are heading towards a second win from two Champions League games, and will be more than happy with the manner of victory away from home
    • 84' Mkhitaryan dinks a clever ball over the top of the defence to Eduardo, who is one on one with the keeper! Felipe rushes out, but Eduardo's attempted chip lands on the roof of the net
    • 82' The crowd aren't happy, and who can blame them. Braga are passing with no real conviction
    • 80' Alan almost picks out Lima, but the ball skips beyond him and out for a goal kick
    • 79' Eduardo does well to win a header from another Shakhtar corner, but directs it straight at Felipe
    • 78' Shakhtar are in control now, and it's hard to see Braga getting anything from this match now
    • 77' Final change for Shakhtar, with Hubschman coming off Vitaliy Vitsenets
    • 75' So, to clarify, the Brazilian count is now down to 11 after those two subs, but Eduardo - despite playing for Croatia - is Brazilian-born!
    • 74' Shakhtar counter with a substitution of their own: two-goal hero Luiz Adriano off, Eduardo on!
    • 73' Final change for Braga: Vandinho off, Mossoro on
    • 72' GOAL! 2-0 SHAKHTAR! Adriano's touch is perfect, and his finish is even better, slotting the ball inside the near post! Nothing Felipe could do about that!
    • 71' Douglas Costa picks up the ball 20 yards out, and plays a clever reverse ball to Adriano on the edge of the box!
    • 70' Brilliant play from Matheus again on the left, beating one man and whipping in a decent ball from the left wing, but there's no one there
    • 69' Mkhitaryan fires a stunning right-foot shot towards goal from range, but it rises just over the bar.
    • 68' The freekick is limp, but falls to Matheus! Solid, low half volley from the Brazilian, but another fine save from Pyatov. This match has been a tale of two keepers so far.
    • 67' Braga push forwards with Alan, who goes down incredibly easily under a nothingy challenge from Rat. He has to be so careful now, Rat, as he's already on a yellow card.
    • 66' For the record, there are now 12 Brazilians on the pitch! Incredible.
    • 65' Change for Shakhtar now, with Olexiy Gai heading off with yet another Brazilian, Jadson, replacing him
    • 64' Matheus cuts in from the right, and dinks a ball in to Paulo Cesar on the edge of the area. The striker lashes a volley at goal! WELL SAVED! Pyatov comes up with another fine save to preserve his side's lead
    • 63' There's a real energy about the hosts now, as they search for an equaliser
    • 62' Stunning effort from Matheus, but Lima should have done better with the follow-up, which he lashed high and wide
    • 61' Aguiar swings in a lovely cross from the right, which Matheus turns towards goal with an overhead kick! Well saved by Pyatov!
    • 60' Henrik Mkhitaryan, who is having a very quiet match so far, is the third name in the book for the visitors, after a scything challenge on Paulao
    • 58' Braga, unsurprisingly, playing with greater urgency now, switching from left to right and winning a throw off Rat
    • 57' A brief look at Paciencia on the touchline tells you all you need to know about that goal, the Braga coach winced as Felipe let that goal in. Shocking.
    • 56' GOAL! SHAKHTAR SCORE! Douglas Costa drives to the heart of the Braga defence for the visitors, before slipping a lovely ball through to Luiz Adriano on the right. The striker's shot it slow to the right post, and Felipe somehow lets it through his hands into the back of the net! What a howler from the goalkeeper, undoing all Braga's hard work in the first half
    • 55' Braga make a second substitution, with Leandro Salina heading off for Lima
    • 54' Srna receives the ball on the right, and swings in a peach of a ball across goal which three white shirts just fail to reach! Cracking chance for the visitors, who have made a positive start to this half!
    • 53' Olexiy Gai moves the ball forwards for Shakhtar, and the visitors are actually applying some pressure now!
    • 52' Shakhtar in possession in their own half, passing patiently
    • 51' Pyatov receives the ball from his defence, and pumps it long
    • 50' Hubschman is the next Shakhtar defender in the book, after a clumsy sliding challenge from behind on Alan
    • 49' It finds its way through to Felipe who flaps again! Braga get the ball clear, but again that was poor from the Braga keeper, who looks to be lacking confidence
    • 48' They have a corner though, on the left...
    • 47' Mircea Lucescu will have had strong words with his men at half time, as Shakhtar struggled to create any real chances in the opening 45 minutes
    • 46' We're back underway in The Quarry!
    • - The half-time whistle is about to go over in Serbia, with Arsenal and Partizan also on level terms at the moment.
    • 45+1' The ball pingpongs around on the edge of Braga's penalty area, but the hosts eventually hoof the ball clear, and the referee blows for half-time
    • 45' We'll have one minute of stoppage time, as Shakhtar prepare for another corner from the left
    • 44' Alan breaks clear, and picks out SALINO! WIDE! The Brazilian doesn't get enough on the ball and sees it trickle wide of the far post! Another let-off for Shakhtar
    • 43' Felipe punches clear, and Braga break quickly down the right wing
    • 42' Shakhtar have a corner on the left...
    • 40' Only as far as a red shirt, and the ball is eventually moved in to Silvio, who blasts the ball just over the bar from some 30 yards out. He's getting closer, the Portuguese defender
    • 39' Aguiar swings in the freekick, but it's easily headed clear
    • 38' It's switched to the right wing, where Rat scythes down Salino, who was going nowhere. Another clumsy challenge, and finally the Romanian fullback goes into the book
    • 37' The move breaks down very early again, with Braga regaining possession on the left wing
    • 36' Shakhtar in possession again, looking to settle down after a manic five minutes or so!
    • 35' Rodriguez can't continue, and goes off for Paulao
    • 34' The Peruvian looks to have paid the price for it though, having stayed down after making that goal-saving challenge
    • 33' Adriano steals a yard on the back line to latch onto a wonderful through ball, and is through on goal! Alberto Rodriguez flies in from behind with an old-school tackle through man and ball, and once again the referee lets it go. That has to go down as brilliant defending!
    • 32' It's two dodgy challenges in as many minutes from the Shakhtar fullback, with a strong challenge on the edge of the box which gets - at best - a whisker of the ball. How has Rat not been carded yet?
    • 31' It's kicking off now! Rat goes in for an aerial challenge with his elbow dangerously up in the air, and rather gets away with it. The referee gives the freekick, but the Romanian somehow stays out of his book.
    • 30' Alan plays in Salino on the left of the area, and the Brazilian shoots! Well saved by Pyatov!
    • 29' Matheus plays a clever ball in to Cesar who goes down just inside the area! The ref waves on again! And again, the crowd don't like it!
    • 28' The Shakhtar captain takes a heavy touch, and concedes a free-kick trying to win it back. He bundles the ball away after the whistle is blown, and gets a ticking off from the ref
    • 27' Patient play from the visitors, with Rat playing the ball from left to right across the defence to Srna
    • 26' Darijo Srna commits a sloppy foul on the left wing, and Braga have a chance to build something themselves
    • 25' The game's just gone off the boil a little bit, with Shakhtar on the ball but not really probing with their passing
    • 23' Shakhtar have a reasonable spell on the ball, but Kucher tries a bizarre fizzing pass to the left wing which soars out of play. Frustrating for the visitors
    • 22' Braga launch the ball up the other end, and Paulo Cesar goes down on the edge of the box under little pressure from Kucher. The referee waves play on again
    • 21' Willian swings it to the back stick, and Felipe gets the weakest of palms to it. The ball falls to SRNA! The shot is driven over the bar, and that's a let-off for Braga!
    • 20' Corner to Shakhtar...
    • 19' Shakhtar break themselves, with Luiz Adriano playing in to Gai, whose driven effort is blocked
    • 18' Silvio plays a nice ball in to the edge of the box, where Rat puts in a thunderous challenge on Paulo Cesar! He gets a little bit of the ball, and a lot of the man, but the ref waves on as the crowd howl
    • 17' Alan receives the ball back on the left for Braga, cuts inside and fires a shot in low with the right boot! A yard wide of Pyatov's right post, but a cracking effort nonetheless
    • 17' The Uruguayan tries a ball through to Paulo Cesar, but it's well cut out
    • 16' The move breaks down, and Braga break through Aguiar
    • 15' The crowd are starting to whistle now, as Shakhtar finally try to play a more patient passing game
    • 14' The ball is swung in towards the far stick, but Pyatov gathers easily
    • 13' Rakitskiy barges into Matheus for a freekick wide on the right
    • 12' Aguiar has the ball on the halfway line for Braga
    • 11' It's hoofed long towards Luiz Adriano, and sits up for Gai to strike! The volley fizzes a long way over
    • 10' Shakhtar have the ball back in defence
    • 9' Shakhtar, on the other hand, are going route one. A long hoof is easily cut out, before Douglas Costa hauls down Leandro Salino on the counter
    • 8' Braga are trying to play attractive football at the moment, passing slickly and putting the ball in to feet
    • 7' The ball pingpongs around the middle of the pitch, with neither side bringing it under control. Aguiar tries to latch onto a long ball, but just fails to keep it in play
    • 6' Braga in possession, and looking to move the ball around the halfway line
    • 5' Braga coach Domingos Paciencia would ahve wanted a response from his side after their 6-0 mauling at Arsenal on matchday one, and he's certainly got one so far!
    • 4' Braga Luis Aguiar swings in a corner to Moises, OFF THE LINE! Cracking start from the hosts, who are pressing energetically right from the off
    • 3' The ball is passed back to Andriy Pyatov, whose touch is heavy and the visiting goalkeeper is forced into a rushed clearance to the sideline!
    • 2' Shakhtar, playing in their white change kit, enjoy some early possession
    • 1' They're off! It's Portugal v Ukraine - with a heavy dose of Brazilian influence - and this could be an interesting encounter at The Quarry!
    • 19:45 The teams are out, the iconic anthem has been played, and we're moments away from kick-off in this Champions League Group H match!
    • 19:40 There are 10 Brazilians in action tonight - a whopping 7 for the hosts, and three for the visitors - more than any other match in Champions League history!
    • 19:35 And for a look at how Group H is shaping up after just one game, as well as a glimpse of Braga and Shakhtar's upcoming fixtures in the Champions League, head this way!
    • 19:30 Tonight's other Group H match is taking place in Belgrade, with Arsenal taking on Partizan in the cauldron that is the Stadion FK Partizan. Keep one eye (just one, mind) on that match over here
    • 19:25 Shakhtar, the 2009 UEFA Cup winners, will begin with Eduardo on the bench - a summer signing from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee (rumoured to be in the region of £6m). Will the Croatian see action at The Quarry tonight?
    • 19:20 The referee this evening will be Kevin Blom of the Netherlands.
    • 19:15 This is Braga's debut season in the Champions League proper, having ousted SPL giants Celtic in the third qualifying round, and Sevilla in the play-offs
    • 19:10 SHAKHTAR: Pyatov, Srna, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Rat, Hubschman, Gai, Douglas Costa, Mkhitaryan, Willian, Luiz Adriano. Subs: Tetenko, Jadson, Eduardo, Kobin, Alex Teixeira, Chyzhov, Vitsenets.
    • 19:10 TEAMS! BRAGA: Felipe, Miguel Garcia, Rodriguez, Moises, Silvio, Vandinho, Leandro Salino, Alan, Aguiar, Paulo Cesar, Matheus. Subs: Artur Moraes, Paulao, Mossoro, Lima, Echiejile, Madrid, Hugo Viana
    • 19:05 These two clubs have never met before, but Braga will be looking for an immediate reply to their 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Arsenal in their opening Champions League Group H match. Shakhtar, on the other hand, opened with a 1-0 win at home against Partizan Belgrade
    • 19:00 Good evening and welcome to our LIVE coverage of SC Braga v Shakhtar Donetsk!
  • Summary

    • 90+2' AND SCORES! 3-0 SHAKHTAR! Costa sends Felipe the wrong way, and slams the ball confidently inside the right post
    • 90+1' PENALTY! It gets worse for Braga, with Cesar commiting a terrible tackle in the penalty area. Costa steps up...
    • 90' Braga break, and Lima fires in a shot towards Pyatov's left post. The Shakhtar keeper dives at full stretch to stop it, and once again does exactly what is asked of him
    • 89' He goes for goal, and forces a fine save from Felipe, punching the ball out from under his crossbar!
    • 84' Mkhitaryan dinks a clever ball over the top of the defence to Eduardo, who is one on one with the keeper! Felipe rushes out, but Eduardo's attempted chip lands on the roof of the net
    • 72' GOAL! 2-0 SHAKHTAR! Adriano's touch is perfect, and his finish is even better, slotting the ball inside the near post! Nothing Felipe could do about that!
    • 68' The freekick is limp, but falls to Matheus! Solid, low half volley from the Brazilian, but another fine save from Pyatov. This match has been a tale of two keepers so far.
    • 61' Aguiar swings in a lovely cross from the right, which Matheus turns towards goal with an overhead kick! Well saved by Pyatov!
    • 56' GOAL! SHAKHTAR SCORE! Douglas Costa drives to the heart of the Braga defence for the visitors, before slipping a lovely ball through to Luiz Adriano on the right. The striker's shot it slow to the right post, and Felipe somehow lets it through his hands into the back of the net! What a howler from the goalkeeper, undoing all Braga's hard work in the first half
    • 49' It finds its way through to Felipe who flaps again! Braga get the ball clear, but again that was poor from the Braga keeper, who looks to be lacking confidence
    • 44' Alan breaks clear, and picks out SALINO! WIDE! The Brazilian doesn't get enough on the ball and sees it trickle wide of the far post! Another let-off for Shakhtar
    • 33' Adriano steals a yard on the back line to latch onto a wonderful through ball, and is through on goal! Alberto Rodriguez flies in from behind with an old-school tackle through man and ball, and once again the referee lets it go. That has to go down as brilliant defending!
    • 31' It's kicking off now! Rat goes in for an aerial challenge with his elbow dangerously up in the air, and rather gets away with it. The referee gives the freekick, but the Romanian somehow stays out of his book.
    • 30' Alan plays in Salino on the left of the area, and the Brazilian shoots! Well saved by Pyatov!
    • 29' Matheus plays a clever ball in to Cesar who goes down just inside the area! The ref waves on again! And again, the crowd don't like it!
    • 21' Willian swings it to the back stick, and Felipe gets the weakest of palms to it. The ball falls to SRNA! The shot is driven over the bar, and that's a let-off for Braga!
    • 4' Braga Luis Aguiar swings in a corner to Moises, OFF THE LINE! Cracking start from the hosts, who are pressing energetically right from the off
    • 19:30 Tonight's other Group H match is taking place in Belgrade, with Arsenal taking on Partizan in the cauldron that is the Stadion FK Partizan. Keep one eye (just one, mind) on that match over here
    • 19:10 SHAKHTAR: Pyatov, Srna, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Rat, Hubschman, Gai, Douglas Costa, Mkhitaryan, Willian, Luiz Adriano. Subs: Tetenko, Jadson, Eduardo, Kobin, Alex Teixeira, Chyzhov, Vitsenets.
    • 19:10 TEAMS! BRAGA: Felipe, Miguel Garcia, Rodriguez, Moises, Silvio, Vandinho, Leandro Salino, Alan, Aguiar, Paulo Cesar, Matheus. Subs: Artur Moraes, Paulao, Mossoro, Lima, Echiejile, Madrid, Hugo Viana

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    Manager: Domingos

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    Manager: Mircea Lucescu

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