Shakhtar defeated Leipzig at the start of the Champions League

Shakhtar defeated Leipzig at the start of the Champions League

The miners led the quartet F

Donetsk Miner in the opening match of the Champions League group stage on the road defeated Leipzig – 4:1.

The miners took the lead after a blunder by Gulaci, who presented the ball to Shved. Leipzig bounced back in the second half with Simakan’s efforts in the 57th minute.

However, Igor Jovićević’s team had a masterpiece in the remaining time in the match. First, the Swede scored a brace after the pass of Mudrik, in the 76th minute the counterattack of the guests ended with an assist by Sudakov and a goal from the same Mudrik.

The final score of the meeting was set by the substitute Lassina Traore.

Shakhtar in the next round of the Champions League on September 14 will host Celtic. Leipzig will play against Real Madrid on the same day.


  • Champions League. Group F. 1st round

Leipzig – Miner – 1:4 (0:1)

Goals: Simakan, 57 – Swede, 16, 58, Mudrik, 76, Traore, 85

Source: Sportarena

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