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Shakhtar Donetsk begins UEFA Champions League qualification with win over KRC Genk

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Belgians defended well and scored first, but the Mountaineers took control in the second half and prevailed
11:43, 4 August 2021

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Shakhtar Donetsk played their opener in the UEFA Champions League qualification. The Ukrainian team stood against Belgium's KRC Genk. 

The Mountaineers controlled the ball most of the game, but Belgians showed decent defending and pressing skills. This let them opened the score, as Junya Ito delivered a cross into the penalty area, and Paul Onuachu finished it with a header. 

Shakthar recovered from the uncomfortable 0-1 in the second half. First, Tete equalized the score after a penalty kick; then, Alan Patrick sealed the fate of the match, as Marlos and Ismaily delivered the ball to Genk's goals - the Brazilian just had to finish the combination, which he did easily. 

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The second leg will take place in Kyiv next week. It was an away victory for Ukrainian team, so their chances to make it to the next round seem decent.

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