UEFA Europa League: Shakhtar Donetsk eliminated from UEFA Europa League

Source : 112 Ukraine

4-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt sends the Ukrainian team home
23:43, 21 February 2019

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Shakhtar Donetsk played an away game in Germany, hosted by Eintracht Frankfurt. It was a chance for the Mountaineers to proceed into the playoffs of UEFA Europa League. 

It all went south already in the first half. Shakhtar lost two goals over five minutes, one of them from the spot kick. In the second half, Moraes managed to reclaim one goal, but then, Eintracht scored again, showing the guest team who's in charge.

4-1 loss sent the Ukrainian team home, as the Germans won 6-3 on aggregate.

Related: UEFA Europa League: Shakhtar Donetsk, Eintracht Frankfurt play 2-2 draw

Last week, Shakhtar hosted Eintracht in the first leg, as the teams crossed swords in the Round of the Last 32.

The Mountaineers had a player sent off early into the first half; Taras Stepanenko received two yellow cards for what the referee considered dangerous tackles against the opponent. Thus, by the tenth minute into the game, Shakhtar remained short-handed - for the rest of the match.

Related: UEFA Europa League: Dynamo Kyiv plays 2-2 draw against Olympiakos

Thanks to Hinteregger and Marlos, who successfully scored from a penalty spot, the teams made it a tie already in the first half. In the second, Shakhtar's goalkeeper Pyatov couldn't do much after Kostic's strike, which made the score 2-1. But the Mountaineers managed to prove it's not over yet - at least, for them. Taison completed a beautiful pass from Junior Moraes, and made it a draw again.

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