Shakhtar Donetsk in the second round of the group stage of the Champions League shared the points with Lyon (2:2).
Shakhtar thanks to the double Junior Moraes to the 70-th minute led 2:0 and repeatedly could score the third goal, but the miners finished off a demoralized opponent, for which he was punished. Lyon for two minutes, equalised and got back in the game.
The final 20 minutes was a great example of open football. Lyon and Shakhtar, like boxers-heavyweight, methodically exchanged blows, and only by some miracle one of the teams failed to score the winning goal.
Bruno Genesio (Lyon):“we had the advantage of two goals. All went well: we dominated, played a great first half. The second happened a turning point, when the opponent started to create us difficulties in those areas where he’s strongest, is the last 30 meters to our gate.”
Paulo Fonseca (FC Shakhtar):“glad to be back in the game and equalized. In such moments it is not so easy to rehabilitate, especially without the support of their fans. Of course, unhappy that we didn’t score the third goal. But we should not forget that Shakhtar have also had a lot of chances”.
23 Oct Shakhtar in Kharkov in the third round of the group stage of the Champions League will play with “Manchester city”.
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