The 'Miners'(Shakhtar's nickname) confidently beat Danish FC Nordsjælland 5-2.However, the fans in the Ukrainian and European forums arediscussing not Shakhtar's gross violation of universally recognizedFair-play rules, writes Censor.NET.
Miner's LuisAdriano scored a goal when the Shakhtar was suppose to give theball back to its opponent. Danes stood in amazement watching theactions of the orange-black striker who scored.
Here is whatreputable Ukrainian sports journalist Artem Frankov wrote on hisblog: "I want to say write away: there is no arguing that Shakhtarwas by far better than Danes (note, I wrote this before the hometeam was steamrolled). But what the hell is that? Then there is thequestion on the comprehension and understanding: someone thinksthat the players of Shakhtar did the right thing scoring? I thinkShakhtar is up to its ears in a mess... A "European team"...remember how Lucescu was fuming when Barcelona did not return theball from out in Donetsk? However, if you talk practice - yes, theyshould allow the opponents to score back but someone has to giveinstructions on that, a coach, maybe? Who else... What are thechances of Luce Ray or Srna reacting! I don't know! I don't know.Okay, let them explain it. I'm afraid there are very few inShakhtar who understand what the team has done. And they could riseup by letting the Danes score! And now Europe will talk about otherthings and shrug at best."
Shakhtar trickedthe opponents and passed on to the last 16 of the ChampionsLeague.
FC Nordsjælland 2- 5 Shakhtar Donetsk
Nordstrand 24,Lorentzen 30 - Luiz Adriano 25, 53, 81, Willian 44,51
Jesper Hansen,Michael Parkhurst, Patrick Mtiliga, Jores Okore, Ivan Runje, EnockKofi Adu, Nicolai Stokholm, Joshua John (Oguzhan Aynaoglu, 82),Sören Christensen (Anders Christiansen, 59), Kasper Lorentzen,Morten Nordstrand (Mario Ticinovic, 75)
Andriy Pyatov,Razvan Rat, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Olexandr Kucher, Darijo Srna, TarasStepanenko, Alex Teixeira (Douglas Costa, 78), Willian (Ilsinho,86), Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Fernandinho, Luiz Adriano (Eduardo,82)
Kofi Adu 64,Christiansen 90 - Parkhurst 92, Luiz Adriano 67, Kucher90