Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 1 Chelsea

Match info: Champions League - Group E at Donbass Arena

Date: 23/10/2012 KO: 19:45 Ref: D Skomina Att: 50,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Shak Donetsk

Alex Teixeira 3
Fernandinho 52



Oscar 88

FT (ht: 1-0)

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  • Shakhtar 2 Chelsea 1. All over and the hosts take the spoils. Chelsea can have few arguments at the final result as they were well below their best. They need to raise their game for Manchester United at the weekend.

  • Ilsinho caught by a high boot from Ramires. That's two bad challenges he has got away with now. Final few seconds and Shakhtar win a free-kick off Luiz for a slight shove. Hosts running down the clock.

  • Luiz trying to race forward from the back. He isn't going back either. Ivanovic pushing on again, but his cross is cut out on this occasion. Shakhtar looking for the corner flag.

  • Fernandinho trips Mikel. Chance for Chelsea to load the box. Terry trots forward, along with Luiz. Mikel floats the ball forward, but fires straight into the arms of Pyatov. What a waste.

  • Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.

  • Fernandinho skips around Cole, but his cross is bundled clear by Terry. The ball remains in and around the Chelsea box and Mkhitaryan fires at Cech.

  • Surely Chelsea can't snatch something from this, can they? Will be a nervy final few minutes for the hosts. The Blues can now throw caution to the wind.

  • GOAL CHELSEA - OSCAR. Late route back into the game for Oscar. Ivanovic powers forward from full-back and drills across the face of goal. Oscar on hand to turn the ball into an empty net.

  • Standing ovation for Willian as he is replaced by Douglas. Willian has impressed again tonight. Easy to see why so many scouts are keeping a close eye on him.

  • Luiz goes for goal from the free-kick. From fully 35 yards, he fires straight into the wall. Sums up Chelsea's evening. Ramires is hobbling back on.

  • Ramires stays down and will require treatment. He was bundled over by Hubschman, who had no intention of getting anywhere near the ball.

  • Cole forced back to Cech. Terry then runs the ball out from the back. Ramires suddenly injects life into the Blues and is clattered by Hubschman in the middle of the park. The Shakhtar man is booked.

  • Lovely touch from Ilsinho, he looks like he will slip into this side just fine. Chelsea now leaving big holes in the middle of the park as they push forward in search of a route back into the game.

  • Willian decides against a shot from the edge of the box. He has three blue shirts after him. Shakhtar keep the ball, and find Srna. He delays a cross too long and his effort is blocked by Cole.

  • Teixeira replaced by another Brazilian in the form of Ilsinho.

  • Better from Chelsea as they move the ball quicker across midfield. They lack penetration, though, and are playing in front of Shakhtar. Sturridge tries his luck from distance, but fires high over the top.

  • Time and space for Hazard, who has been the one bright spark for Chelsea tonight. He can't get the Blues going, though, and as they chase Willian back towards their own goal, Luiz is booked for a push.

  • So nearly three. Adriano with a towering leap at the back post. His knock down finds the boot of Hubschman, but he can't divert the ball on target. It trickles past the post. Chelsea counter, with Hazard sprung clear. Smart block from Pyatov as he races off his line.

  • Texeira tempts Terry into a rash challenge. The Chelsea defender is bamboozled by some nifty foot and knocks his man up in the air. He escapes a caution. Srna takes the free-kick, but his delivery is easily cleared.

  • Rare mistake by Hubschman offers Sturridge hope for a second. The door is then slammed in his face by Kucher. Shakhtar working so well as a team. Chelsea, not so much.


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