Champions League! Shakhtar Donetsk Come From Behind To Beat Roma 2-1

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Champions League! Shakhtar Donetsk Come From Behind To Beat Roma 2-1

Shakhtar Donetsk got here from behind to win their Champions League last-16 first leg due to a surprising free-kick by Brazil midfielder Fred.

Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra, who didn’t play a minute for Newcastle throughout a season-long mortgage in 2014-15, struck to cancel out the opener by Roma’s thrilling Turkish winger Cengiz Beneath.

Then Fred, 24, who has been linked with a transfer to Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis, curled his free-kick over the wall and into the highest nook.

Shakhtar, who had defender Serhiy Kryvtsov stretchered off earlier than half-time, journey to Rome for the second leg on Tuesday, 13 March (19:45 GMT).

Eusebio Di Francesco’s Roma, who’re third in Serie A, impressed within the first half with ex-Manchester Metropolis striker Edin Dzeko linking up properly with Beneath.

However Shakhtar, who’ve now gained 12 of 15 video games in Kharkiv the place they play because of battle of their jap Ukraine dwelling, had been solely denied a much bigger lead by Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who denied Marlos, Taison and Ferreyra in added time.

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