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2017/18 UEFA Champions League, Round of 16
  • Facundo Ferreyra (52')
  • Fred (71')
  • Cengiz Ünder (41')
1st Leg
1st Leg

Fred nets winner as Shakhtar Donetsk beat Roma in first leg

Shakhtar Donetsk pulled off a second-half comeback to beat Roma 2-1 in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg in Ukraine on Wednesday night.

The visitors broke the deadlock before the break when Cengiz Under was played in behind the Shakhtar defence by Edin Dzeko and slotted home despite the hosts' keeper Andriy Pyatov getting a touch on the ball.

However, second-half goals from Facundo Ferreyra and Fred helped the Ukrainian team to an important win.

The two teams will meet again in Rome on March 13, with Eusebio Di Francesco's side looking to turn the tie around with a spot in the quarterfinals at stake.