Shakhtar clip Napoli

September 14, 2017

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP):

Facundo Ferreyra scored one goal and set up another as Shakhtar Donetsk upset Napoli 2-1 in the Champions League yesterday.

With Shakhtar starting their fourth consecutive European campaign away from their home city due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the club's South American contingent shone in their opening win in Group F.

Argentine forward Ferreyra flicked the ball to Taison with a neat backheel for the Brazilian to score Shakhtar's opener from the edge of the box in the 15th minute.

Ferreyra made it 2-0 in the second half when he headed in at the far post after Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina was stranded by Taras Stepanenko's left-wing cross.

Stepanenko gave Napoli a route back into the game in the 70th when he sliced down Dries Mertens in the penalty area. Arkadiusz Milik stepped up to hit the resulting penalty low and hard past Andriy Pyatov.

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