Shakhtar Donetsk claimed a narrow 1-0 victory against Barcelona to boost their chances of staying in the Champions League, MySportDab reports.
The home side didn’t dominate play but they were able to ensure they made the first half theirs despite the pressure faced.
Danylo Sikan goal was the deciding factor which ensured his side were able to make it count and went home with all the needed three points.
Both teams went up level against each other with so many talking points ahead of the kickoff between both teams.
Barcelona came in good with the odds favoring them more to make something happen in the encounter which they needed a win.
For Shakhtar Donetsk it was another match they needed to prove they are not walkover like many expected to be in the encounter.
There was so much which happened until a goal from the home side which came in the 40th minutes scored by Danylo Sikan making things between them 1-0.
Barcelona had nothing much to offer in the game as the first half came to a close with the scoreline 1-0 in favor of Shakhtar Donetsk after a good 45 minutes.
The second half started with so much more coming from both ends which their intention was to make something happen before the end.
Shakhtar Donetsk maintained good composure ensuring everything was working well for them as they intended to keep their lead as long as possible.
Barcelona continued to knock and create opportunities which couldn’t manifest into anything despite how deep they tried to think of a way.
The game stayed goalless hitting the 80th minutes mark with nothing coming from Barca who were in desperate need for the leveler in the encounter.
Shakhtar Donetsk ended up with maximum three points beating Barcelona 1-0 after 90 minutes in a match which come as a surprise result.
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