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November 27, 2013 8:45 PM WAT
Donbass Arena — Donets'k
Referee:‬ Olegário Manuel Benquerenca‎
Attendance:‬ 44348‎
 
37′ Luiz Adriano
 
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 Real Sociedad

Goals from Luiz Adriano, Alex Teixeira and a double from Douglas Costa boost the Ukrainian champions' hopes of qualification whilst eliminating Jagoba Arrasate's side

By Max Bentley

  • Andriy Pyatov
    3
    0
    3.00

    Andriy Pyatov

    The goalkeeper produced one spectacular save to deny Griezmann although his kicking was particularly questionable.

  • Olexandr Kucher
    1
    1
    3.50

    Olexandr Kucher

    The centre-back looked solid alongside Rakitskiy and dealt excellently with the in-form Carlos Vela.

  • Vyacheslav Shevchuk
    3
    0
    3.00

    Vyacheslav Shevchuk

    Kept Castro quiet and as a result, he ensured that Real Sociedad carried little attacking threat down the right.

  • Darijo Srna
    8
    0
    3.50

    Darijo Srna

    The captain has already bettered his goalscoring tally from last season and he struck the bar with a curling free kick in the first half. Worked tirelessly up and down the right wing, proving equally effective in attack and defence.

  • Yaroslav Rakytskyy
    2
    0
    3.00

    Yaroslav Rakytskyy

    The centre-back walked a disciplinary tightrope after picking an early caution and warning for his rash tackling. However, his dominance in the air proved vital to Shakhtar's clean sheet.

  • Taras Stepanenko
    3
    0
    3.50

    Taras Stepanenko

    Battled hard in the midfield and offered good protection to the back four, breaking up a number of the opposition attacks.

  • Fred
    4
    1
    3.50

    Fred

    He produced an energetic performance in the heart of midfield and his excellent pressing game did not allow the likes of Prieto and Pardo to pick their passes.

  • Bernard
    5
    1
    4.00

    Bernard

    Should have opened the scoring but chose not to trust his weaker left. Showed some neat touches and passes but did not shine as much as his fellow Brazilians.

  • Douglas Costa
    7
    0
    4.50

    Douglas Costa

    Scored one of the goals of the competition with a stunning left-footed shot from outside the box before adding a second with a late header. His quick thinking from the corner allowed Shakhtar to open the scoring in the first half.

  • Alex Teixeira
    7
    0
    4.00

    Alex Teixeira

    He proved a wonderful link between midfield and attack with his willingness to run at defenders and create space. Deservedly got on the scoresheet when he finished smartly following Martinez's error.

  • Luiz Adriano
    5
    0
    4.00

    Luiz Adriano

    Scored his first goal of the competition with a neat finish in a lively performance. His intelligent movement and link-up play caused the Real Sociedad defence many problems.

Substitutions

  • Eduardo
    2
    1

    Eduardo

    The former Arsenal striker hoped to add his name to the scoresheet but did not have the chances or sufficient time to make an impression.

  • Facundo Ferreyra
    2
    0

    Facundo Ferreyra

    The Argentine gave Shakhtar fresh legs in attack but struggled to make the same impact as Luiz Adriano.

  • Taison
    4
    1
    3.00

    Taison

    A dynamic introduction from the bench. He was key to Shakhtar's attacks in the final 20 minutes and provided the assist when crossing accurately for Costa's late goal.

  • Claudio Bravo
    1
    2
    2.50

    Claudio Bravo

    Produced a brilliant save in the first half to deny Douglas Costa but was let down by the defence. Could do little to prevent any of the goals.

  • Íñigo Martínez
    0
    3
    2.50

    Íñigo Martínez

    His shambolic header all but ended the visitor's hopes of a comeback as it allowed Teixeira to make it 2-0. He looked nervous under pressure and his display was littered with errors.

  • Jon Ansotegui
    0
    2
    2.50

    Jon Ansotegui

    The centre-back was caught sleeping for Shakhtar's opener as Luiz Adriano ran across him to poke the ball home at the near post.

  • Cadamuro
    0
    2
    2.00

    Cadamuro

    Nearly gifted Shakhtar the lead when he was sloppily caught in possession on the edge of his own box. He was caught too high up the field on more than one occasion.

  • Alberto De la Bella
    1
    1
    3.00

    Alberto De la Bella

    The left-back was rarely exposed and was the most assured of Real Sociedad's defence, also getting forward to assist the attack.

  • Gorka Gorka Elustondo Urkiola
    0
    2
    2.50

    Gorka Gorka Elustondo Urkiola

    Found it difficult to deal with the pace of the Shakhtar midfield and therefore offered little protection to the back four.

  • Xabi Prieto
    2
    0
    3.50

    Xabi Prieto

    The captain was unfortunate to be on the losing side as he was tidy in possession and created a number of presentable opportunities for his teammates.

  • Rubén Pardo
    1
    1
    3.00

    Rubén Pardo

    He produced a number of good tackles and interceptions to break up the Shakhtar attack whilst linking up well with the attack. Picked up an injury which forced him off in the second half.

  • Chory Castro
    0
    2
    2.50

    Chory Castro

    The Uruguayan failed to get the better of Shevchuk down the right and will be disappointed with his failure to get into the final third and get the ball into the box regularly.

  • Antoine Griezmann
    0
    2
    2.50

    Antoine Griezmann

    Looked the likeliest to score for Real Sociedad and despite missing his side's two best chances, he was a constant thorn in the Shakhtar defence.

  • Carlos Vela
    0
    3
    2.50

    Carlos Vela

    It was a frustrating night for the Mexican striker who failed to add to his four goals at the weekend. While he worked hard to drop deep and drift out wide to collect the ball, he found it difficult to penetrate the Shakhtar defence.

Substitutions

  • Javier Ros
    0
    1
    2.50

    Javier Ros

    Came on in the hope of reducing the deficit but struggled to make his mark on proceedings.

  • Haris Seferovic
    1
    0

    Haris Seferovic

    The young Swiss midfielder was determined to make an impression from the bench and added a more direct attacking threat.

  • Imanol Agirretxe
    0
    0

    Imanol Agirretxe

    Arrived on the scene as a late substitute but struggled to make the desired impact.

Results
Group A Matchday 5
Times In WAT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
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Ranking
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Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
6 2