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Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Atalanta: Italian side reach Champions League last 16

Timothy Castagne
Timothy Castagne tapped Atalanta into the lead in a goal eventually allowed by VAR

Champions League debutants Atalanta reached the knockout stages with victory at Shakhtar Donetsk after recovering from losing their first three games.

The Serie A side only had one point after four games - including a 4-0 and 5-1 defeat - but wins over Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar have taken them through behind Manchester City.

Timothy Castagne, Mario Pasalic and Robin Gosens scored in the second half, as Shakhtar ended with 10 men following Dodo's red card for violent conduct.

Castagne's goal was initially ruled out for offside against Alejandro Gomez, who crossed the ball, but was allowed after a long video assistant referee delay.

The hosts - who would have gone through with a point - had Dodo harshly sent off for violent contact after brushing his hand against the face of Remo Freuler.

Pasalic poked in Ruslan Malinovskiy's free-kick from close range and Gosens hooked home in the final minute after a defensive error.

Atalanta - who would have been eliminated had Dinamo Zagreb beaten Manchester City - are the first debutants to reach the last 16 since Leicester City in 2016-17.

They are the first side to qualify for the next round after losing their opening three games since Newcastle United in 2002-03.

Line-ups

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • 30Pyatov
  • 98Cordeiro Dos SantosBooked at 77mins
  • 4Krivtsov
  • 22Matvyenko
  • 31dos Santos
  • 6Stepanenko
  • 14Cardoso Lemos MartinsSubstituted forMarlosat 59'minutes
  • 20KovalenkoSubstituted forSolomonat 71'minutes
  • 21LourencoBooked at 50mins
  • 7Taison
  • 10Júnior Moraes

Substitutes

  • 1Shevchenko
  • 5Khocholava
  • 8Marcos Antônio
  • 9Dentinho
  • 11Marlos
  • 15Konoplyanka
  • 19Solomon

Atalanta

  • 95Gollini
  • 19Djimsiti
  • 6Palomino
  • 5MasielloSubstituted forMalinovskiyat 61'minutes
  • 21Castagne
  • 15de Roon
  • 11FreulerBooked at 74mins
  • 8Gosens
  • 88Pasalic
  • 9MurielBooked at 23minsSubstituted forIbañez da Silvaat 71'minutes
  • 10GómezSubstituted forHateboerat 90'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 13Arana Lopes
  • 18Malinovskiy
  • 33Hateboer
  • 41Ibañez da Silva
  • 57Sportiello
  • 79Traore
  • 99Barrow
Referee:
Felix Zwayer
Attendance:
26,536

Match Stats

Home TeamShakhtar DonetskAway TeamAtalanta
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Atalanta 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Atalanta 3.

Goal!

Goal! Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Atalanta 3. Robin Gosens (Atalanta) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Mario Pasalic (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alan Patrick (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Attempt missed. Mario Pasalic (Atalanta) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Shakhtar Donetsk. Conceded by Pierluigi Gollini.

Attempt saved. Alan Patrick (Shakhtar Donetsk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Hans Hateboer (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Hans Hateboer (Atalanta).

Moraes (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Hans Hateboer replaces Alejandro Gómez.

Foul by Timothy Castagne (Atalanta).

Alan Patrick (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Timothy Castagne (Atalanta).

Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ruslan Malinovskiy (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Taison with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Shakhtar Donetsk. Conceded by Marten de Roon.

Attempt blocked. Ismaily (Shakhtar Donetsk) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moraes.

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Sergey Krivtsov.

Attempt blocked. Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marten de Roon.

Foul by Robin Gosens (Atalanta).

Manor Solomon (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Atalanta 2. Mario Pasalic (Atalanta) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ruslan Malinovskiy with a cross following a set piece situation.

Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marlos Bonfim (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Dismissal

Dodô (Shakhtar Donetsk) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Remo Freuler (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dodô (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Booking

Remo Freuler (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Remo Freuler (Atalanta).

Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Ibañez replaces Luis Muriel.

Substitution

Substitution, Shakhtar Donetsk. Manor Solomon replaces Viktor Kovalenko.

Attempt saved. Luis Muriel (Atalanta) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ruslan Malinovskiy.

Foul by Remo Freuler (Atalanta).

Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG65101721516
2Real Madrid6321148611
3Club Bruges6033412-83
4Galatasaray6024114-132

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich66002451918
2Tottenham63121814410
3Olympiakos6114814-64
4Red Star Belgrade6105320-173

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City64201641214
2Atalanta6213812-47
3Shakhtar Donetsk6132813-56
4Dinamo Zagreb61231013-35

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus6510124816
2Atl Madrid631285310
3B Leverkusen620459-46
4Lokomotiv Moscow6105411-73

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool6411138513
2Napoli6330114712
3RB Salzburg6213161337
4KRC Genk6015520-151

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona642094514
2B Dortmund631288010
3Inter Milan621310917
4Slavia Prague6024410-62

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig6321108211
2Lyon62229818
3Benfica62131011-17
4Zenit St Petersburg621379-27

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Valencia632197211
2Chelsea6321119211
3Ajax6312126610
4Lille6015414-101
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