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Shakhtar come back to beat AS Roma

Thursday 22nd February , 2018 4:56 am
Shakhtar's players celebrate their comeback (Image credit: Getty Images)
Shakhtar's players celebrate their comeback (Image credit: Getty Images)

Shakhtar Donetsk came from behind to beat Roma in the Champions League last-16 first leg thanks to a stunning free-kick by Brazil midfielder Fred.

Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra, who didn’t play a minute for Newcastle during a season-long loan in 2014-15, struck to cancel out the opener by Roma’s exciting Turkish winger Cengiz Under.

Then Fred, 24, who has been linked with a move to Premier League leaders Manchester City, curled his free-kick over the wall and into the top corner.

Shakhtar, who had defender Serhiy Kryvtsov stretchered off before half-time, travel to Rome for the second leg on Tuesday, 13 March (19:45 GMT).

Eusebio Di Francesco’s Roma, who are third in Serie A, impressed in the first half with former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko linking up well with Under.

But Shakhtar, who have now won 12 of 15 games in Kharkiv where they play due to conflict in their eastern Ukraine home, were only denied a bigger lead by Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who thwarted Marlos, Taison and Ferreyra in added time.

 

 

 

Source: BBC

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