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Shakhtar take lead home as Celta waste Balaidos chances

Shakhtar Donetsk took the first leg 1-0 in Vigo with a 27th-minute goal from Gustavo Blanco Leschuk and makes Berizzo's away trip all the harder.

Shakhtar take lead home as Celta waste Balaidos chances

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When things don't go to plan

It was a real chance for the free-flowing Celta side of Berizzo to show what they are made of this season on a European stage. Instead they have a trip to Donetsk knowing they'll have to win the second leg outright.

A frustrated and disappointed Berizzo.
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A frustrated and disappointed Berizzo.LALO VILLARDIARIO AS

It was the home side that had the bulk of the chances, including a glorious one for John Guidetti in front of goalbut couldn't take any of them. And just before the half hour, a break away from their own penalty area allowed Shakhtar to take the lead. Gustavo Blanco Leschuk was the final piece in the counter jigsaw slotting home after teammate Marlos had rounded the keeper only to see his shot blocked almost on the line.

All to play for

Based on the pattern of play, Celta should still feel like they are in with a chance, although they could have made it much easier on themselves.


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