Sunday 19 November 2017

Shakhtar sink Roma

Shakhtar Donetsk advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time, beating 10-man AS Roma 3-0 after goals from Tomas Huebschmann, Willian and Eduardo da Silva.

The Ukrainian club went through 6-2 on aggregate after winning 3-2 in Rome in the first leg.

Huebschmann gave Shakhtar the lead on a freezing evening in the 18th minute, flicking the ball into the net from Willian's cross.

Roma defender Philippe Mexes was sent off in the 40th minute for two yellow cards for fouls on Luiz Adriano as he looked to break away.

Willian's curled shot in the 58th minute and a neat finish from Eduardo in the 87th rounded off an impressive victory for Shakhtar, who haven't lost at home for more than two years.

Irish Independent

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