Shakhtar Donetsk in the final match of the group stage of the Champions League could not win against Lyon (1:1) and departed from Turquia.
Shakhtar in the last match of the group stage needed any score to win Lyon and to the middle of the second half, the Pitmen coped with this task. In the 22nd minute after a Brazilian combination the score was opened by Junior Moraes, but in the second half, Nabil Fekir spectacular passing shot levelled the score. Before the final whistle, Shakhtar made only one truly dangerous moment of the withdrawal of the Ukrainians in the playoffs of the Champions League could ismaily, but his breakthrough to the gate stopped the goalkeeper “Lyons” Lopes.
With one win in six matches, Shakhtar went into the 1/16 finals of the Europa League. Lyon, despite five draws in February for the first time in 2012 will play in the playoffs of the Champions League.
Paulo Fonseca (FC Shakhtar): “Sadness, because we were so close to our goal. We played against a great team, tactically the game was very well calculated by both teams, very balanced football. Our strategy has yielded results, but the truth is that it all ended in a moment with a brilliant player Fakira, it was a brilliant goal”.
Bruno Genesio (Lyon): “We came here to show a good game and not just play for a draw. We did it. Shakhtar are a very harmonious team. It was not easy to get ahead of them. I think they could occupy the fifth-the sixth place in the championship of France.”