In the 44th minute, the
Armenian forward lashed a low, hard shot into the bottom corner of the
net after receiving an overhead pass from Luiz Adriano.
pounced on a rebound from his own shot in the 76th minute to make no
mistake and side-foot the ball into the goal from just inside the area.
This was the first competitive meeting between the two sides, and Shakhtar’s first home Champion’s League victory in five games.
sides appeared evenly matched early on but Shakhtar began to control
the game and force Nordsjaeland to retreat further and further back,
allowing Mkhitaryan to constantly threaten.