Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Chelsea
Chelsea's hopes of defending their Champions League crown suffered a setback in Donetsk as Shakhtar dominated a firecracker of a match.
With John Terry back captaining the side, Chelsea were well beaten thanks to goals from two Brazilians.
Alex Teixeira poked home after three minutes before Fernandinho doubled Shakhtar's lead in the second half.
Oscar thumped in a late consolation for Chelsea, who would have lost more heavily but for goalkeeper Petr Cech.
The defeat, Roberto Di Matteo's first in the Champions League, means English teams have now failed to win in Donetsk in four attempts and leaves Chelsea with a less than straightforward path to the last 16.
The failure of Juventus to beat Nordsjaelland in Denmark was the only saving grace, but Shakhtar are now firmly in control of Group E.
Defeat capped a week of a distraction and disruption at Stamford Bridge. But at the final whistle Terry's return was nothing more than a footnote, as he led Chelsea out for the first time since accepting a four-match ban for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand a year to the day since the pair exchanged those infamous words.
Chelsea saw this as an opportunity to draw a line under the controversy but Shakhtar's formidable record could not be ignored. The Ukrainian champions came into the game unbeaten in 11 months on the back of a record 21 consecutive league matches without a loss and having scored in every game in that run.
They provided a perfect demonstration of just why inside three minutes as Chelsea were caught cold.
Luiz Adriano controlled a quickly taken throw-in on his chest, surged beyond David Luiz and shot hard and low at goal, only for Terry to block. The ball rebounded kindly to Teixeira, who kept calm to roll a low shot through the legs of Ashley Cole and across the advancing Cech into the bottom corner.
Shakhtar were tremendous throughout, shredding the Chelsea defence time and again - they pressed and ran, created and scored. The intensity of their football was embodied by the magnificent Willian, who only added to his burgeoning reputation with this dynamic display.
The Brazilian played with pace and intelligence, attacked with gusto and controlled the play with his trickery and precise passing. On three occasions he created shooting opportunities, with a drop of the shoulder and twinkle of the toes. He created openings too, feeding Darijo Srna whose goal-bound shot was blocked by Terry.
Cech was keeping Chelsea in the tie as half-time approached. First he needed to be at full stretch to tip Henrik Mkhitaryan's fierce shot over, before diving low to his left to somehow deny Tomas Hubschman after a goalmouth scramble from a corner.
Chelsea were always a threat, however, even after Frank Lampard limped off with an injury after 18 minutes to be replaced by Eden Hazard. The best of their opportunities fell to Torres, but on each occasion the Spaniard was denied either by goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov or saw a shot smothered by the Shakhtar defence.
The only consolation for Chelsea was that they remained in touch at 1-0. But not for long.
With Chelsea pushing on in search of an equaliser, Shakhtar landed a decisive blow. Fernandinho dispossessed Hazard in the centre circle, Adriano gathered it up, broke forward and played the ball sideways to Fernandinho who finished emphatically with a low shot that flashed across Cech and into the far corner.
Chelsea improved after the goal, with Hazard going close with a shot that was well-saved by Pyatov. But Shakhtar always looked more likely to score.
Fernandinho might have scored his second after a neat exchange with Willian, while Cech denied Mkhitaryan with another fine save. Hubschman had perhaps the best chance of the second half, but failed to make contact when the ball fell to him four yards from goal.
As it was, Oscar snatched a late consolation for Chelsea, turning in a low cross after a surging run from Branislav Ivanovic, but the damage was done.
- 30 Pyatov
- 03 Hubschman Booked
- 05 Kucher Booked
- 26 Rat
- 44 Rakitskiy
- 07 Fernandinho
- 10 Willian (Douglas Costa - 88' )
- 33 Srna
- 09 Luiz Adriano
- 22 Mkhitaryan
- 29 Alex Teixeira (Ilsinho - 82' )
- 32 Kanibolitskiy
- 38 Kryvtsov
- 06 Stepanenko
- 19 Gai
- 20 Douglas Costa
- 77 Ilsinho
- 11 Eduardo
- 01 Cech
- 02 Ivanovic
- 03 Cole Booked
- 04 Luiz Booked
- 26 Terry
- 07 Ramires
- 08 Lampard (Hazard - 18' )
- 10 Mata
- 11 Oscar
- 12 Mikel
- 09 Torres (Sturridge - 70' )
- 22 Turnbull
- 24 Cahill
- 28 Azpilicueta
- 34 Bertrand
- 06 Romeu
- 17 Hazard
- 23 Sturridge
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.90:00 +2:14
David Luiz challenges Henrikh Mkhitaryan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Junior Ilsinho.90:00 +1:37
Nascimento Ramires concedes a free kick for a foul on Junior Ilsinho. Free kick taken by Tomas Hubschman.90:00 +0:11
Mikel fouled by Luis Fernandinho, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andrei Pyatov makes a comfortable save.89:17
Luis Fernandinho crosses the ball, clearance made by David Luiz. Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes a shot. Comfortable save by Petr Cech.87:44
Assist on the goal came from Branislav Ivanovic.87:44 Goal scored
Goal! - Emboaba Oscar - Shakhtar 2 - 1 Chelsea Emboaba Oscar finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Chelsea.87:42
A cross is delivered by Branislav Ivanovic,87:04 Substitution
Substitution (Shakhtar Donetsk) makes a substitution, with de Souza Douglas Costa coming on for da Silva Willian.85:01
Shot comes in from David Luiz from the free kick.85:01 Booking
Booking Tomas Hubschman shown a yellow card.84:58
Foul by Tomas Hubschman on Nascimento Ramires, free kick awarded.83:01
Handball by Luis Fernandinho. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.82:51
Darijo Srna sends in a cross, Ashley Cole gets a block in.81:58
Unfair challenge on Olexander Kucher by Emboaba Oscar results in a free kick. Luis Fernandinho takes the direct free kick.81:35 Substitution
Substitution Junior Ilsinho comes on in place of Santos Alex Teixeira.81:04
Effort from just outside the area by Daniel Sturridge goes over the bar.80:39
Unfair challenge on John Terry by Henrikh Mkhitaryan results in a free kick. John Terry takes the direct free kick.79:41
Luis Fernandinho takes the direct free kick.79:41 Booking
Booking The referee cautions David Luiz for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by David Luiz on da Silva Willian, free kick awarded.78:14
Shot from close in by Tomas Hubschman misses to the left of the goal. Eden Hazard takes a shot. Save by Andrei Pyatov.77:09
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Terry on Santos Alex Teixeira. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Darijo Srna, Daniel Sturridge makes a clearance.75:42
Eden Hazard takes a shot. Comfortable save by Andrei Pyatov.73:40
Eden Hazard takes a shot. Comfortable save by Andrei Pyatov.73:02
Santos Alex Teixeira takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.70:30
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Petr Cech. Darijo Srna takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by David Luiz. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darijo Srna from the right by-line, Emboaba Oscar manages to make a clearance.69:41 Substitution
Substitution Daniel Sturridge joins the action as a substitute, replacing Fernando Torres.69:15
Effort from the edge of the box by Luis Fernandinho goes wide of the left-hand upright.68:24
The ball is sent over by Branislav Ivanovic, da Silva Willian gets a block in. Short corner worked by Juan Mata.66:12
Free kick crossed left-footed by Juan Mata from left wing, Yaroslav Rakitskiy manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the left by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Mikel clears the crossbar.66:12 Booking
Booking Olexander Kucher goes into the book.66:08
Olexander Kucher concedes a free kick for a foul on Eden Hazard.65:56
Fernando Torres fouled by Tomas Hubschman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Fernando Torres.64:56
The ball is crossed by Fernando Torres, Andrei Pyatov makes a save.62:54
Foul by Eden Hazard on Darijo Srna, free kick awarded. Darijo Srna restarts play with the free kick.61:20
Fernando Torres challenges Darijo Srna unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrei Pyatov takes the direct free kick.60:40
The ball is swung over by Juan Mata, Olexander Kucher makes a clearance.59:01
Darijo Srna produces a cross, John Terry manages to make a clearance. Luis Fernandinho produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.58:00
Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Santos Alex Teixeira results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Cole.56:32
Corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata, clearance made by Tomas Hubschman.56:12
Nascimento Ramires takes a shot. Save by Andrei Pyatov.55:12
Corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line, save by Andrei Pyatov.53:49
Centre by Juan Mata, clearance by Razvan Rat.53:28
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Eden Hazard played to the near post, Darijo Srna manages to make a clearance.53:12
Corner taken by Eden Hazard from the left by-line played to the near post.52:51
Eden Hazard takes a shot. Save by Andrei Pyatov.51:09
Da Silva Luiz Adriano provided the assist for the goal.51:09 Goal scored
Goal! - Luis Fernandinho - Shakhtar 2 - 0 Chelsea Luis Fernandinho finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Chelsea.49:05
Effort on goal by Juan Mata from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.46:48
Unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Santos Alex Teixeira results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Cole.46:13
Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Emboaba Oscar.45:01
The match restarts for the second half.45:00 +1:05 Half time
Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.44:04
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by da Silva Willian.43:09
Branislav Ivanovic sends in a cross, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Comfortable save by Andrei Pyatov.41:57
Luis Fernandinho takes a shot. Comfortable save by Petr Cech.40:52
Unfair challenge on Razvan Rat by Fernando Torres results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Razvan Rat.39:23
Yaroslav Rakitskiy takes a shot. Emboaba Oscar gets a block in. Shot from 6 yards by Tomas Hubschman. Darijo Srna takes a outswinging corner. Brilliant save by Petr Cech.37:05
Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save. Corner taken by Darijo Srna played to the near post. Mishit shot by Luis Fernandinho.35:34
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel on da Silva Willian. Tomas Hubschman takes the direct free kick.34:43
The ball is swung over by Juan Mata, Olexander Kucher manages to make a clearance.32:39
The assistant referee signals for offside against da Silva Willian. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.32:18
Emboaba Oscar sends in a cross, clearance made by Olexander Kucher.31:25
Foul by da Silva Luiz Adriano on David Luiz, free kick awarded. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.30:26
Da Silva Luiz Adriano fouled by John Terry, the ref awards a free kick. Tomas Hubschman takes the free kick.29:42
A cross is delivered by Branislav Ivanovic, Eden Hazard takes a shot. Darijo Srna makes a clearance.28:51
Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.27:32
The ball is sent over by Razvan Rat, save made by Petr Cech.26:32
David Luiz takes a shot. Save made by Andrei Pyatov.26:04
Darijo Srna takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry.24:58
Mikel sends in a cross.24:37
The ball is swung over by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, clearance made by John Terry.22:36
Da Silva Willian takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.21:29
Direct free kick taken by Andrei Pyatov.21:29 Booking
Booking Ashley Cole receives a caution.21:16
Unfair challenge on Andrei Pyatov by Ashley Cole results in a free kick.21:05
Branislav Ivanovic delivers the ball, brilliant save by Andrei Pyatov.20:49
Yaroslav Rakitskiy takes a shot. Blocked by Nascimento Ramires.20:27
Darijo Srna sends in a cross, clearance made by John Terry.19:58
Darijo Srna delivers the ball, David Luiz makes a clearance.19:43
Fernando Torres crosses the ball, Razvan Rat manages to make a clearance.18:49
Foul by Eden Hazard on Darijo Srna, free kick awarded. Darijo Srna takes the direct free kick.17:20
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darijo Srna played to the near post.17:20 Substitution
Substitution Eden Hazard comes on in place of Frank Lampard.17:20
Effort from the edge of the area by da Silva Willian goes wide of the right-hand post.15:05
Shot by da Silva Willian from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.13:18
Luis Fernandinho has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left of the upright.11:52
Emboaba Oscar delivers the ball, blocked by Razvan Rat.10:37
Unfair challenge on Olexander Kucher by Fernando Torres results in a free kick. Olexander Kucher takes the direct free kick.10:16
The ball is crossed by Darijo Srna.8:32
Unfair challenge on Yaroslav Rakitskiy by Fernando Torres results in a free kick. Yaroslav Rakitskiy takes the direct free kick.7:05
Razvan Rat challenges Nascimento Ramires unfairly and gives away a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.6:43
Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Comfortable save by Andrei Pyatov.5:47
The offside flag is raised against Santos Alex Teixeira. Free kick taken by Mikel.5:10
Centre by Juan Mata, clearance by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.4:47
The ball is swung over by Nascimento Ramires, blocked by Razvan Rat. Inswinging corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Razvan Rat.2:54 Goal scored
Goal! - Santos Alex Teixeira - Shakhtar 1 - 0 Chelsea Santos Alex Teixeira finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 Chelsea.2:50
Da Silva Luiz Adriano takes a shot. John Terry gets a block in.0:47
Juan Mata delivers the ball.0:00
The game begins.
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