Shakhtar condemn Chelsea to defeat

Shakhtar Donetsk handed Chelsea their first Champions League defeat since winning the trophy last season with a 2-1 victory at the Donbass Arena.Alex Teixeira’s goal in the opening minutes came against the initial run of play, but by the time Fernandinho doubled the Ukrainian champions’ lead early in the second half, Shakhtar were comfortably the better of the two sides.
The hosts could have had an even bigger advantage heading into the closing stages courtesy of their Brazilian contingent of players, including longtime Blues target Willian, but for some strong stops from Petr Cech.
And it was another Brazil star in Oscar who forced a tense finale with a consolation goal two minutes from time, but the defending champions reach the halfway point of Group E with just four points following a win, a draw and a defeat.

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