Did not have too much to do, but when called upon made the routine saves he needed to. Flapped at one John free-kick.
Solid if unspectacular defensive performance, though squandered possession several times in the first half.
Imposing physical performance. Threw his weight around with authority to help Shakhtar repel the Danes.
Caught out positionally early on but grew in stature as the game went on, and was largely untroubled in the second half.
Charged forward well from the right back position, but wasted several good crossing opportunities. His battle with John on the flank was a highlight of the match.
Several fiery tackles in the middle got his team moving forward, and when that failed his inventive passing had the same effect. Got forward into dangerous areas and dictated the play from the center.
Put in several decent crosses and showed lovely footwork at times. Did not have enough of the ball to make a big impact.
Linked up with Fernandinho well, broke into dangerous areas constantly, and continued his scoring spree with a near post finish before pouncing on a rebound. Man of the match, Nordsjaelland couldn't cope with his clever movement.
A hustling, bustling performance in the middle of the pitch, covering his fellow midfielders' forays forward. Won possession countless times.
Had a headed chance in the first half on 17 mins. Got better as the match progressed. Proved a real threat in the second half. Substituted for Douglas Costa.
Missed a good chance on five minutes, then picked up a yellow card for simulation, but his run into the channel to find space to cross led to the crucial opening goal.
Received a soft yellow card for telling the referee to book Luiz Adriano, while his kicking occasionally landed his side in trouble.
Thunderous in the challenge but was let down by his fellow defenders, as the nimble Shakhtar forwards made hay on the counter-attack.
The left back received good cover from John and protected his flank well, although was caught in a bad position for the first goal.
Defensively sound, though caught out for the second goal. Was not able to cope with Mikhitaryan's movement at times.
Took the ball forward well at times and had to do a lot of chasing in midfield.
Broke from midfield well and had one decent long-range strike on the Shakhtar goal that went straight down the keeper's throat.
Was left isolated up front for most of the game, and did little with the ball on the few occasions that he got possession in decent areas. Largely anonymous.
Did not see much of the ball, though tidy in possession in the first half. Was substituted on 60 minutes.
Had one early chance and stopped Rat from advancing, but failed to provide enough of a threat to the Shakhtar goal and was substituted near the end.
Faced a difficult task all night in trying to quell Shakhtar's fleet-footed breaking midfielders. Not effective enough.
His set pieces failed to pressure the opposition defense enough, though one free-kick almost resulted in a goal. Took the ball forward well, provided cover on the left, and gave a good account of himself.