Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 Barcelona: Barca miss out on early chance to reach Champions League knockouts

Shakhtar Donetsk last beat Barcelona in December, 2008

Barcelona missed out on becoming the first side to reach the Champions League knockout stages as they were stunned by Shakhtar Donetsk.

Danylo Sikan scored the game’s only goal, meeting Giorgi Gocholeishvili’s cross with a looping header.

Newerton thought he had added a late second, but the teenager’s effort was ruled out for offside.

Barcelona needed a point in Hamburg to advance from Group H with two matches to spare, but they were made to wait.

Despite dominating possession, the visitors were unable to break down the Ukrainian champions.

However, Xavi’s side remain top of Group H with 10 points and will reach the knockout stages if they avoid defeat to Porto in their next match on 28 November.

Shakhtar, who last beat the five-time Champions League winners Barcelona in 2008, are third in Group H with six points.

Marino Pusic’s team are hoping to reach the knockout stages for the first time since the 2017-18 campaign, when they lost in the round of 16 to Roma.

Player of the match

SikanDanylo Sikan

Shakhtar Donetsk

  1. Squad number14Player nameSikan

  2. Squad number11Player nameZubkov

  3. Squad number29Player nameNazaryna

  4. Squad number10Player nameSudakov

  5. Squad number6Player nameStepanenko

  6. Squad number9Player nameShved

  7. Squad number18Player nameKelsy

  8. Squad number39Player nameNewerton

  9. Squad number13Player nameGocholeishvili

  10. Squad number22Player nameMatvienko

  11. Squad number8Player nameKryskiv

  12. Squad number5Player nameBondar

  13. Squad number44Player nameRakitskyi

  14. Squad number31Player nameRiznyk


  1. Squad number22Player nameGündogan

  2. Squad number11Player nameRaphinha

  3. Squad number9Player nameLewandowski

  4. Squad number2Player nameJoão Cancelo

  5. Squad number6Player nameGavi

  6. Squad number1Player nameter Stegen

  7. Squad number15Player nameChristensen

  8. Squad number27Player nameYamal

  9. Squad number4Player nameAraujo

  10. Squad number14Player nameJoão Félix

  11. Squad number17Player nameAlonso

  12. Squad number7Player nameF Torres

  13. Squad number18Player nameOriol Romeu

  14. Squad number8Player namePedri

  15. Squad number3Player nameBalde

  16. Squad number32Player nameLópez


Shakhtar Donetsk

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 31Riznyk
  • 13Gocholeishvili
  • 5Bondar
  • 44Rakitskyi
  • 22Matvienko
  • 6StepanenkoSubstituted forNazarynaat 73′minutes
  • 11Zubkov
  • 8Kryskiv
  • 10Sudakov
  • 39Martins da SilvaBooked at 90minsSubstituted forShvedat 90+8′minutes
  • 14SikanSubstituted forKelsyat 62′minutes


  • 1Rudko
  • 3Lemkin
  • 4Castillo
  • 7de Sousa Lemos
  • 9Shved
  • 16Azarovi
  • 18Kelsy
  • 19Chygrynskiy
  • 20Topalov
  • 25Miroshi
  • 29Nazaryna
  • 90Kashchuk


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 2Cancelo
  • 4AraujoBooked at 45mins
  • 15Christensen
  • 17AlonsoSubstituted forBaldeat 60′minutes
  • 22Gündogan
  • 18RomeuSubstituted forPedriat 59′minutes
  • 6GaviSubstituted forLópezat 81′minutes
  • 11RaphinhaSubstituted forYamalat 59′minutes
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 7F TorresSubstituted forJoão Félixat 59′minutes


  • 3Balde
  • 5Martínez
  • 8Pedri
  • 13Peña Sotorres
  • 14João Félix
  • 23Koundé
  • 26Astralaga
  • 27Yamal
  • 30Casadó
  • 32López

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