Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Zenit St Petersburg: Points shared after thrilling contest in Ukraine

Zenit St Petersburg twice came from behind to draw with Shakhtar Donetsk at the Donbass Arena in what was a thrilling, end-to-end contest.The Russian champions started the match the more impressive side, and could have taken the lead in the 10th minute when Viktor Fayzulin was fouled by Dmytro Chygrynskiy inside the area. But Roman Shirokov could not beat Oleksandr Rybka from the spot, the keeper diving low to his left to push the ball away.Zenit was punished five minutes later, when Willian gave Shakhtar the lead with a sublime curling shot into the right hand corner of the goal. …
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Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Zenit St Petersburg 2 – result

Oct 19 (Reuters) – Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Zenit St Petersburg 2 – ChampionsLeague Group G result: At the Donbass Arena Scorers: Shakhtar Donetsk: Willian 15, Luiz Adriano 45+1 Zenit St Petersburg: Roman Shirokov 33, Viktor Faizulin 60 Missed penalty: Roman Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg) 11 Halftime: 2-1 Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
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Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Zenit St Petersburg 2 – latest

Oct 19 (Reuters) – Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Zenit St Petersburg 2 – ChampionsLeague Group G latest: At the Donbass Arena Scorers: Shakhtar Donetsk: Willian 15, Luiz Adriano 45+1 Zenit St Petersburg: Roman Shirokov 33, Viktor Faizulin 60 Missed penalty: Roman Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg) 11 Halftime: 2-1 Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
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Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Zenit St Petersburg 1 – latest

Oct 19 (Reuters) – Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Zenit St Petersburg 1 – ChampionsLeague Group G latest: At the Donbass Arena Scorers: Shakhtar Donetsk: Willian 15, Luiz Adriano 45+1 Zenit St Petersburg: Roman Shirokov 33 Missed penalty: Roman Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg) 11 Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
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Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Zenit St Petersburg 1 – halftime

Oct 19 (Reuters) – Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Zenit St Petersburg 1 – ChampionsLeague Group G halftime score: At the Donbass Arena Scorers: Shakhtar Donetsk: Willian 15, Luiz Adriano 45+1 Zenit St Petersburg: Roman Shirokov 33 Missed penalty: Roman Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg) 11 Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
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FACTBOX-Soccer-Reaction to Thursday’s Champions League draw

LONDON (Reuters) – Reaction to Thursday’s Champions League draw made in Nyon, Switzerland. Galatasaray v Schalke 04 Celtic v Juventus Arsenal v Bayern Munich Shakhtar Donetsk v Borussia Dortmund AC Milan v Barcelona Real Madrid v Manchester United Valencia v Paris St Germain Porto v Malaga Real Madrid “I would have liked to have played against United later in the competition but they won’t be pleased either,” Emilio Butragueno, former Real striker now a club director, told Spanish broadcaster Canal Plus. “It will be a fantastic tie for the fans and the players. …
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UPDATE 1-FACTBOX-Soccer-Reaction to Thursday’s Champions League draw

(Adds quotes) LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Reaction to Thursday’s Champions League draw made in Nyon, Switzerland. Galatasaray v Schalke 04 Celtic v Juventus Arsenal v Bayern Munich Shakhtar Donetsk v Borussia Dortmund AC Milan v Barcelona Real Madrid v Manchester United Valencia v Paris St Germain Porto v Malaga Real Madrid “I would have liked to have played against United later in the competition but they won’t be pleased either,” Emilio Butragueno, former Real striker now a club director, told Spanish broadcaster Canal Plus. “It will be a fantastic tie for the fans and the players. …
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