Bernard stars for Shakhtar
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP):
Bernard scored twice in leading 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk past Feyenoord 2-1 and solidifying the Ukrainian team's grip on second place in Group F of the Champions League yesterday.
Shakhtar's second group stage win left Feyenoord without a point following three straight defeats. Manchester City stayed on top after beating Napoli 2-1.
Bernard netted in the 24th and 54th minutes to cancel out a seventh-minute strike by Steven Berghuis.
Feyenoord started strongly at a sold-out De Kuip Stadium and Berghuis gave his team a deserved lead when he headed home a rebound after Andriy Pyatov parried Jean-Paul Boetius' swerving shot.
But Feyenoord eased off after scoring, allowing Shakhtar into the match.
Bernard equalised in the 24th after running on to a perfectly weighted pass by midfielder Fred and rounding goalkeeper Brad Jones before calmly slotting the ball into the empty net.
Feyenoord again started strongly in the second half and Pyatov twice had to sprint off his line to deny Nicolai Jorgensen and Sofyan Amrabat.