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September 18, 2013 4:45 AM EST
Estadio Municipal de Anoeta — Donostia-San Sebastián
Referee:‬ O. Hațegan‎
Attendance:‬ 27902‎
 
 
 
Top of the Match
Alex Teixeira
Alex Teixeira
Shakhtar Donetsk
Alex Teixeira
Alex Teixeira
Shakhtar Donetsk
Flop of the Match
Carlos Vela
Carlos Vela
Real Sociedad
Jagoba Arrasate
Jagoba Arrasate
Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad 0-2 Shakhtar Donetsk: Teixeira double gives Ukrainians edge in Spain

The Brazilian midfielder was in fine goalscoring form in Basque Country, striking twice in the last 25 minutes to lead his team to an important opening victory

FERNANDO ANTOINE GRIEZMANN RUBÉN PARDO REAL SOCIEDAD SHAKHTAR DONETSK UCL
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Real Sociedad were punished for failing to take their chances as they were beaten 2-0 by Shakhtar Donetsk thanks to Alex Teixeira's brace.

The home side had numerous chances to take the lead, but Shakhtar held firm and Teixeira showed his class in their opening game of Champions League Group A.

Jagoba Arrasate made three changes to his midfield for Sociedad's first European game since 2003, with Ruben Pardo replacing the injured David Zurutuza, Xabi Prieto and Markel Bergara all coming in to start.

Andriy Pyatov, Darijo Srna, Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Fernando, Tomas Hubschmann all came into the Shakhtar starting XI following their 3-2 defeat to Karpaty in the Ukrainian Premier League.

The opening exchanges were played at a frantic pace and Antoine Griezmann went close in the third minute with a low shot that had Pyatov stretching in the Shakhtar goal.

Carlos Vela had the best chance of the first half when he raced onto a through-ball but his chip took a deflection and looped just wide of the goal with Pyatov stranded.

The home side were aggrieved to not get a penalty five minutes before the end of the first half when Srna brought down Prieto on the edge of the box.

Shakhtar came out with a new game plan in the second half and were proving hard to break down as they tried to counter when given the opportunity. Sociedad went close through Haris Seferovic but his effort was held well by Pyatov.

In the 65th minute, Shakhtar did counter to perfection and took the lead against the run of play through Teixeira. The midfielder got onto the end of Douglas Costa's teasing ball and drilled the ball into the bottom corner to silence the Sociedad crowd.

Sociedad tried to get level and they had a goal disallowed when Griezmann went through one-on-one. Vela then hit the crossbar from a free-kick but it was Teixeira who added further misery when he doubled the visitors' advantage.

The Brazilian cut in from the left-hand side before curling the ball into the bottom corner past the helpless Claudio Bravo, who was making his 200th appearance for the club.

Sociedad continued to push for a goal but in the end Shakhtar showed their European experience to pick up the three points.


Real Sociedad

1
Claudio Bravo
Goalkeeper
2.50
6
2.50
22
Dani Estrada
Midfielder
2.50
24
2.50
3
3.00
5
Markel Bergara
Midfielder
81′
3.00
10
Xabi Prieto
Midfielder
2.50
14
Rubén Pardo
Midfielder
81′
3.00
7
2.50
8
2.50
11
Carlos Vela
Striker
2.50

Shakhtar Donetsk

4.00
30
Andriy Pyatov
Goalkeeper
3.50
33
Darijo Srna
Midfielder
3.00
5
3.00
13
3.00
44
4.50
29
Alex Teixeira
Midfielder
16′ 65′ 87′
3.00
20
Douglas Costa
Midfielder
65′ 66′ 77′
3.50
-
Fernando
Midfielder
83′ 87′
3.50
3
3.50
9
3.00
-
Taison
Striker

Substitutes

13
Zubikarai
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
 - 
20
 - 
18
 - 
23
Javier Ros
Midfielder
 - 
25
 - 
9
2.00

Substitutes

 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
38
 - 
-
Bernard
Midfielder
77′
 - 
-
Fred
Midfielder
87′
2.50
15
 - 
11
Eduardo
Striker

Coach/Manager

-
2.50

Coach/Manager

3.50
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