Football world condemns Shakhtar Donetsk for foulest fair play

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Nov. 21, 2012, 1:39 p.m. | Sports — by Jesper Larsen

Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano celebrates after evening the score 1-1 in a controversial goal during the Union of European Football Aossications Champions League Group E football match FC Nordsjaelland vs. FC Shakhtar Donetsk in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Nov. 20. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS HILLERGREN

 Shakhtar Donetsk predictably advanced to the knockout phase of the Champions League after a 5-2 win over Denmark's Nordsjaelland on Nov. 20, but not without controversy. The match will mostly be remembered for Shakhtar’s questionable equalizer in the 26th minute that outraged the football world and caused condemnation of the Donetsk team, especially its striker Luiz Adriano.

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