Partners Matvienko congratulates the jubilee goal of the team
Donetsk “Shakhtar” in Kharkiv has achieved the minimum victory over the Portuguese “Benfica” in the first match of 1/16 final of UEFA Europa League – 2:1.
All the goals were scored after the break.
In the 56th minute the score opened midfielder of “Shakhtar” Alan Patrick – 1:0.
After 10 minutes the visitors earned a penalty, which clearly realized Luis Pizzi – 1:1.
Guests were inspired, but exactly to the moment when on the 72nd minute, Victor Kovalenko scored the second goal for the hosts, who eventually brought Shakhtar a victory – 2:1.
The return match the teams will play next week in Lisbon.
Update. A review of the match Shakhtar – Benfica – on the website of the official broadcaster of the Europa League.