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Play was stopped
when Nordsjaelland striker Morten Nordstrand was injured, and with Shakhtar
losing 1-0. Under fair play rules, the visiting Shakhtar team was supposed to
return the ball. Shakhtar’s midfielder Willian Borges da Silva appeared to have
done that by kicking the uncontested drop ball to the Danish side of the field
toward the goalkeeper. But Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano failed to read the
script, took the ball amid a frozen defense and rounded the Nordsjaelland
goalkeeper with an easy score.   

An argument
ensued on the pitch between both sides, but the Ukrainian champions again
failed to show any sportsmanship when they did not allow the Danish team to
score straight after the ensuing kickoff, despite apparent instructions to do
so from the Ukrainian bench.

Half the
Shakhtar team stood aside to let the goal through, but some Shakhtar players,
notably Taras Stepanenko refused to allow the fair play goal and diffuse the
situation.   

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