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Key Events

C. Nkunku
Lucas Moura
Lucas Moura
Assist
Z. Ibrahimović
Goal
Y. Rakitskiy
Yellow Card
Ismaily
Yellow Card
Dentinho
Eduardo da Silva
V. Kovalenko
Marlos
E. Cavani
E. Lavezzi
Bernard
Taison
Á. Di María
B. Matuidi
D. Srna
Yellow Card
Z. Ibrahimović
Assist
Lucas Moura
Goal
E. Lavezzi
Yellow Card
3
1
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
9
7
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 3
Total Passes 656 503

Commentary

A deserved win in the end then for PSG as goals from Lucas Moura and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the second half have secured a win in their final Group A game. They finish second in the group, three points behind Real Madrid, while Shakhtar stay in third position and qualify for the Europa League.
FULL TIME! And that's the whistle to signal the end of the game as it finishes PSG 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk.
Three minutes of added time have been given to mark the end of this game.
Madrid are now 8-0 up against Malmo after Benzema and Mateo Kovacic added another two goals against the Swedish club. They have won this group in style, despite PSG pushing them all the way.
C. Nkunku
Lucas Moura
PSG
Substitution Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva Christopher Nkunku
Lucas Moura
Assist
PSG
A towering leap there from Lucas who now has one goal and one assist after his header found the path of Ibrahimovic for the club's second of the night.
Z. Ibrahimović
Goal
PSG
GOAAAAL! Finally, Ibrahimovic scores! A long ball forward is flicked on by Lucas. Rakitskiy cannot keep chase with the Sweden international as he picks up the ball and blasts his shot past Kanibolotskiy in the Shakhtar net.
Y. Rakitskiy
Yellow Card
Shakhtar Donetsk
YELLOW! Another caution here now as Rakitskiy is carded for a late tackle in his own half.
Ismaily
Yellow Card
Shakhtar Donetsk
YELLOW! Ismaily brings down Lucas on the slide and becomes the latest player to earn himself a caution.
OFF THE LINE! He may have just missed a sitter at one end, but Ibrahimovic has saved a certain goal here! Rakitskiy has the chance to fire a shot away from a corner after the ball bounces around the six-yard-box uncleared, yet his powerful effort is headed clear by the Sweden international on the far post. Great positioning!
Dentinho
Eduardo da Silva
Shakhtar Donetsk
SUBSTITUTION! A final change for Shakhtar now as Eduardo, who hasn't been as prolific in front of goal as he would have perhaps have liked tonight, comes off for Dentinho.
HOW DOES HE MISS? A great break from Di Maria sees him carry the ball from midfield on the counter attack. He is unselfish and plays the ball to his left into the path of Ibrahimovic yet, with just the keeper to beat, he pokes the ball wide of the post. He should be scoring!
V. Kovalenko
Marlos
Shakhtar Donetsk
SUBSTITUTION! A second change for Shakhtar as Marlos comes off for Kovalenko.
Great save from Trapp! Shakhtar work the ball into the penalty area and Ismaily tries a fierce shot, guiding his effort towards the top right-hand corner of the net. Eduardo tries to react to the re-bound by the goalkeeper smothers at the second attempt.
A half-chance for Ibrahimovic from distance as he takes a pot-shot on goal, but his effort is always rising and is high and wide and no danger for Kanibolotskiy in goal.
E. Cavani
E. Lavezzi
PSG
SUBSTITUTION! A second chance for PSG as Lavezzi comes off for Cavani.
Bernard
Taison
Shakhtar Donetsk
SUBSTITUTION! Taison comes off for Shakhtar now with Bernard taking his place out wide.
Á. Di María
B. Matuidi
PSG
SUBSTTUTION! A first chance of the game for PSG as Matuidi comes of the Di Maria. He has been excellent tonight for his side.
A good move from PSG sees Kurzawa tee up Lavezzi in the centre of the pitch, just outside the box, as he lets fire an effort from distance which forces Kanibolotyskiy into a smart save down low to his left. He concedes a corner in the process.
Real Madrid are now 6-0 up against Malmo, with Cristiano Ronaldo having now added a hat-trick to his tally, taking his night's work to four goals. That pending result means this game counts for very little.
A superb ball from Srna is driven down low from the right after bringing down a cross-field pass. He drills is into the area with Eduardo lurking on the back-post but he cannot extend his legs out enough to make that all-important connection.
D. Srna
Yellow Card
Shakhtar Donetsk
YELLOW! Srna picks up a caution for decent after complaining over what he feels is a handball from Kurzawa, with the cross striking his hand down low. Little intention in that, though, with the PSG left-back turning his back against the ball.
GREAT MOVE! Matuidi is pulling the strings again for his side as he lifts the ball into Ibrahimovic on the edge of the box. He chests the ball down for Lavezzi who tries a first-time shot on the volley but his effort drops just wide of the post.
Strong play from Matuidi who picks up the ball on the edge of the area and turns to get his shot away, forcing the goalkeeper into a strong hand down at his right-hand side. A corner now for the hosts who look to build on this momentum.
Z. Ibrahimović
Assist
PSG
Unselfish play from Ibrahimovic who might have fancied himself against Kanibolotskiy after his previous exploits in this game, but he picks out the run of Lucas instead for the opening goal.
Lucas Moura
Goal
PSG
GOAAAAAL! A poor throw-in from Shakhtar allows PSG to break on the counter attack. Matuidi drives with the ball and releases it to Ibrahimovic. He in turn plays it onto Lucas, who twists and turns before firing a low shot past Kanibolotsky and into the goal. A wonderful strike!
A couple of chances there already for Ibrahimovic, after closing down the Shakhtar keeper. He should be high in confidence after his goal-scoring exploits against Nice in Ligue 1 - two goals - saw him become Paris's all-time top scorer in Ligue 1 with 87 goals.
ANOTHER HOWLER! Kanibolotskiy is shaky again with the ball at his feet as he attempts a short pass out, which is played back to him. He doesn't want it though, with Ibrahimovic closing him down quick, who manages to get a touch on his clearance and divert it out for a Shakhtar goal-kick. Could have been costly for the visiting keeper - for the second time today.
Shakhtar are handed the advantage after Taison is brought down with a late challenge on the half-way line, with his pass finding Teixeira. Yet the subsequent ball into the final third is played too late as the front-line are caught offside by PSG's defence.
A REAL CHANCE! Another wasted opportunity for the visitors here as Ismaily swings in a low cross into the area. Teixeira is the target, picking up the ball with space to turn, yet he lacks composure as his effort is lifted high and wide over the bar.
JUST WIDE! A great opportunity for PSG at the start of this second half! Ibrahimovic is the creator as he picks up the ball on the edge of the box. He lifts up his head to find Van Der Wiel charging into acres of space on the right. His shot is cut across goal and whistles just past the post!
SECOND HALF! Shakhtar get us underway for the final 45 minutes of football in this Group A clash.
All level then at the break with both sides yet to find the net. Chances have been few and far between here so far in a lethargic first-half from the pair, yet we could have seen either side take the lead. Ibrahimovic had the opportunity to take advantage of a poor pass from Kanibolotskiy, yet lifted his effort over the bar. Eduardo, on the other hand, could have had two with sharper instinct in front of goal.
HALF TIME! That's the whistle to signal the interval as it finishes 0-0 at the break.
One minute of added time has been given by the officials to end this half.
HANDBALL!?! Is that a case for a penalty for Shakhtar? Srna swings in the cross from the corner and Ibrahimovic looks to close the ball down at the near post. It appears to take a slight flick off the underside of his arm as it brushes past his chest, but nothing is given by the officials.
Some quick passing from Shakhtar in the midfield allows space to manoeuvre a ball into Snra, on the right, who drives forwards with the ball and swings in a cross, which is knocked out for a corner by the PSG defence.
Real Madrid are 3-0 up against Malmo in the other fixture in this group, after a first-half brace from Karim Benzema and another from Cristiano Ronaldo. That scoreline all but puts Shakhtar through to the Europa League as they will secure third place in Group A, regardless of this result, if the score in that game remains.
E. Lavezzi
Yellow Card
PSG
YELLOW! Lavezzi picks up a caution for his side, and the first of the game, after handling the ball as it drops down to him in the Shakhtar half. He looks a little dumfounded by the decision, but clearly brings the pass down with his hand.
Stepanenko is the man who concedes a foul now moments later after dragging Matuidi down unfairly as the PSG midfielder attempts to turn with the ball near the half-way line. Neither side are being allowed to dwell on the ball too much here.
Ibrahimovic cuts a frustrated figure as he dives in on a Shakhtar man to try and win the ball back in the final third, before doing the same to Stepanenko on the subsequent pass. Yet he catches the midfielder and gives away a free-kick.
Great play from Kurzawa who beats Srna to whip the ball into the box towards Ibrahimovic. The big Swedish striker jostles for the ball yet Shakhtar clear towards the edge of the area. PSG attempt to keep the move alive by swinging it straight back into the six-yard-box, yet are caught offside as it drops to the left-hand side once more.
The visitors take a short free-kick, choosing to tee the ball off for a shot rather than cross into the area. Yet the effort is blocked and flies out for a corner. Srna swings in the delivery into the near post but it is cleared by Rabiot.
Shakhtar have a free-kick in a dangerous crossing position here after Luiz crashes into Fred from behind, sending the Brazil international tumbling to the floor. The set-piece comes just on the edge of the area, to the right.
UNLUCKY! That is a good period of play from the visitors, which starts with a mazy run from Taison. Play eventually finds its way to Ismaily on the left who crosses into the area towards Teixeira. He sells Marquinhos with a dummy but cannot get his shot away. PSG clear but only to Rakitskiy on the edge of the box, but his shot is saved easily by Trapp.
Shakhtar have, of course bettered the scoreline at the same stage of the game from this reverse fixture, when they lose 3-0 at home. Aurier and Luiz had given PSG a two-goal lead inside 23 minutes, before Srna's own goal in the dying embers of the game. They have had little to deal with defensively so far in this one.
Blanc's side make nothing of the corner as Shakhtar clear their lines with ease, before the hosts re-build from the back as they regain possession. This game is a little slow in pace so far, particularly from PSG, with just a few half-chances of note in the early stages of the game.
A wonderful pass from the PSG midfield is hit out wide to Lucas on the right. It is hit with pin-point accuracy as the midfielder brings the play down, yet Ismaily rushes across to get his body in the way and poke the ball out for a corner.
We have a short stoppage in play as Matuidi and Fred collide during a challenge between the pair on the half-way line, with the PSG man coming out of it worse off. It looks like his boot was clipped in the tackle, and he should be able to carry on.
That's a couple of really good chances already for the visitors who, with better composure in front of goal, could be ahead. Eduardo is the man who both of the chances have fallen to and the lone striker must make better use of deliveries into the box if his side are to get the result they need in this clash.
A half-chance for Shakhtar falls to Eduardo but his effort is tame! Srna picks up the pass on the right to drill in a low cross towards the middle of the penalty area. The former Arsenal striker is the target, as he has time to control the ball and pick out a shot, but his effort rolls straight into the hands of Trapp in goal.
Shakhtar do well to break up play on the left and start a counter-attack of their own but a run through the middle, after some close passing play in the final third, is cut out on the edge of the box by the PSG defence, who clear their lines.
The hosts have remained in control of the game since the start and are patient in their build-up play as they spray the ball from left to right, trying to find an opening. Kurzawa attempts to quicken the play with an early cross from the left, but his delivery into the box is cut out by the first man.
Shakhtar do have a strong record against French sides. Before this season in fact, all of the clubs ties with teams from France had come in the UEFA Cup and re-branded Europa League, winning five and drawing two. They did, of course, lose this reverse fixture 3-0.
A nervy moment there from Kanibolotskiy in the visiting goal as he was caught out in that attack with an error of his own doing, despite any pressure being put on him by Ibrahimovic. They have just a Europa League spot to play for here tonight but that would have been a disastrous start had the PSG striker capitalised.
A REAL CHANCE! Ibrahimovic is gifted a scoring opportunity by Shakhtar! The goalkeeper looks to play a short pass out to the right but he under-hits it, allowing the Sweden international to intercept from the corner of the area. He tries to hit it quickly and lob Kanibolotskiy, who is off his line, but he over-hits his shot as the ball drops over the bar!
That could very well have been the first goal of the game here and Shakhtar should have taken it with their first scoring chance. Will the Group A strugglers be made to rue that lack of awareness?
IT SHOULD BE 1-0! How haven't Shakhtar scored? Ismaily finds space on the left-hand side and plays a wonderful sweeping delivery across the goal. Luiz is in the centre, marking Eduardo, but gets his positioning all wrong as the ball cuts past him and into the path of the Croatia international. Yet he doesn't react quick enough to the opportunity and just misses his contact to the ball.
First chance of the game falls to the hosts as Ibrahimovic carries the ball from midfield. He picks out Stambouli on the edge of the box who, in turn, spots the run of Lucas with a perfectly weighted ball near the edge of the penalty area. He attempts a first-time shot but it is hit low and straight into the hands of Kanibolotskiy in goal.
A steady start to this game so far sees PSG attempt to build from the back, before cutting inside to Lucas on the right who attempts a direct run through the middle, only to be blocked off by a wall of Shakhtar bodies as the visitors regain possession.
KICK OFF! PSG get the game underway, kicking from right to left!
We're moments away from kick-off now with both sides out on the pitch.
Shakhtar head coach Mircea Lucescu welcomes back Darijo Srna and Olexandr Kucher back from suspension one two of six changes from the 4-3 defeat to Real Madrid. Ismaily also returns to the backline while Taison and Eduardo are handed starts in the attacking third. Andriy Pyatov, Vasyl Kobin, Ivan Ordets, Marcio Azevedo, Bernard and Olexandr Gladkiy are the players to make way.
Laurent Blanc makes five changes from the side that beat Malmo 5-0 in their previous European clash. Captain Thiago Silva is rested, as expected, while Maxwell drops to the bench as David Luiz – returning from suspension – and Layvin Kurzawa come into the back four. Thiago Motta, Angel Di Maria and Edison Cavani remain on the bench as Benjamin Stambouli, Lucas Moura and Ezequiel Lavezzi come in.
Substitutes: Dentinho, Bernard, Malyshev, Ferreyra, Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Kovalenko.
Shakhtar XI (4-2-3-1): Kanibolitskiy; Srna, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Ismaily; Fred, Stepanenko; Marlos, Teixeira, Taison; Eduardo.
Substitutes: Kimpembe, Motta, Cavani, Di Maria, Maxwell, Sirigu, Nkunku.
PSG XI (4-3-3): Trapp; Van Der Wiel, Marquinhos, Luiz, Kurzawa; Rabiot, Stambouli, Matuidi; Moura, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi.
Hosts PSG cannot rise or fall from their second-placed spot in this group as we approach the final fixture. Shakhtar Donetsk, on the other hand, have everything to play for as they are competing with Malmo for third spot and a Europa League place. Due to a stronger head-to-head record, Shakhtar need to simply match Malmo’s points tally in order to secure third place in Group A.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE commentary from Group A of the Champions League as Paris Saint-Germain host Shakhtar Donetsk in the final group game of the campaign.
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