Looked unreliable early on and flapped at corners and crosses throughout, but made amends with a fine save from a Van Dijk header and one to keep out Forrest.
Got forward but headed over in the first half when completely unmarked.
Knew little about it, but made a vital block to deny Celtic an early goal with Mokin stranded, before halting a counterattack in the second half
Played his part in a flat Shakhter back line at left back and was rarely taken on by Forrest.
Long throw specialist caused all sorts of problems, hauling the ball into the penalty area for Finonchenko to score.
Displayed some tidy footwork and plenty of enterprise with his passing, spreading play to the flanks and regularly looking for the ball
A largely disciplined display as part of a five-man defense, but was flat-footed when Forrest went close to equalizing with an unmarked header.
Celtic felt they should have had a penalty when the midfielder controlled the ball with what might have been the top of his arm, but protests were waved away. One of Shakhter's more technically gifted players, but was fortunate to see a lazy set piece go unpunished on the break.
Capitalized on some slack defending to scramble home the opening goal from a yard out. Came off to applause from the crowd to be replaced by Zenkovich.
Tried his luck with an ambitious effort from a difficult angle but missed the target. Presented Finonchenko with a chance to double the lead, but the striker could not connect. Scored the crucial second goal himself, however, when allowed to head in a deflected shot.
Might have been more alert to Finonchenko's goal, but was left exposed by some slack defending for both the opener and Khizhnichenko's header.
Might have conceded a penalty when the ball rolled off his chest and on to his arm but went unpunished. Booked in the first half for a blatant bodycheck on Finonchenko.
Caused some problems with his crossing and almost saw one delivery turned in by Samaras in the first half. Managed to volley on target but his shot was comfortably saved by Mokin.
V. van Dijk
Denied an early headed goal by a decent save by Mokin, but was not alert when a deflected effort looped up for Khizhnichenko to score.
Limped off in the second half having failed to make a telling contribution from right back in a game where he was rarely troubled defensively.
Culpable for Finonchenko's opener, having let the Shakhter captain run in behind him. Got into a great position to equalize but blasted over with his weaker right foot. Planted the ball perfectly on to Forrest's head but the winger could not score. Replaced by Balde late on.
Like Izaguirre, the midfielder was static in the six-yard box failed to track the run of Finonchenko for the first goal
Completed the majority of his passes, but the deepest of the Celtic midfielders could not unlock a rigid Shakhter side from a more withdrawn position.
Quiet for long spells, but flashed one effort from inside the box high and wide and saw a head from point-blank range kept out by Mokin.
Adopted a position just behind Samaras and was Celtic's brightest spark in the first half, hammering a long distance drive off the bar.
Frustrated by a packed defense as the lone striker at times, but glanced a header just wide in the first half. Rarely threatened Shakhter after pulling up in the second half.