The heenwedstrijd of the eighth finals of the Champions League between Shakhtar Donetsk and AS Roma’s Wednesday night in a 2-1 victory for the Ukrainians ended.
In the icy cold of Kharkov gave Shakhtar Donetsk in harsh weather conditions, AS Roma, Radja Nainggolan party. Despite below-freezing temperatures were the supporters in the Metaliststadion be warming up to good football.
The Ukrainians made the Romans tricky, but stood on the break or score a goal in the chalk. On the stroke of peace broke the Turkish top talent Cengiz Ünder (41.) the ban. The Champions League debutant pushed the 0-1 through goalkeeper Pjatov within.
After the break, recovered Facundo Ferreyra (52.) soon the balance. Shakhtar took the helm firmly in the hands of the second company, but stumbled each time at Roma goalkeeper Alisson. Twenty minutes before time ensured the home team the deserved victory. Fred (71.) curled the leather from a free kick via the underside of the crossbar in the goal.
An invisible Radja Nainggolan in the 83rd minute, to the side taken by the Romans.
The return in Rome on march 13, on the program. Despite the important goal when on the move, wait for the “Giallorossi” in the Stadio Olimpico is still a difficult task.