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UEFA Champions League
Wednesday 2 October, 19:45 BST

Shakhtar: 
Pyatov, Kucher, Shevchuk, Rakitskiy, Hübschman, Fernando, Douglas Costa, Alex Teixeira, Srna, Luiz Adriano, Taison. Subs: Kanibolotskiy, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Bernard, Ilsinho, Eduardo, Ferreyra.

United: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Fellaini, Cleverley, Welbeck; van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Jones, Giggs, Nani, Young, Kagawa, Hernandez.

02/10/2013 18:27, Report by Tim Oscroft
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Live: Shakhtar vs United

75' Goal! Shakhtar equalise through Taison.

Rakitskiy crossed after a one-two, Vidic stretched out a leg but the ball fell for the Brazilian, who slammed the ball high beyond De Gea to the keeper's right.

71' A good United break sees Rafael reach RVP in the area, the striker spins around to thread the ball through Rakitskiy's legs but the keeper makes a decent block.

69' Patrice Evra looks hurt after a boot to the thigh while challenging Hubschman, but the left-back gets up and gingerly returns to action.

66' Substitution: Fellaini is off, and Ryan Giggs comes on for his 145th appearance in this competition, a new Champions League record. He goes past Raul's previous high-water mark.

64' Srna drills the ball into the United wall and the danger passes.

63' Yellow card: Vidic into the book, the skipper fouled Douglas Costa 20 yards out, and Shakhtar have a free kick.

61' Yellow card: Fellaini is booked for a foul on Taison, although Valencia was involved and fellaini may be unlucky.

54' Vidic gets in the way as Shevchuk crosses again, expertly stopping Luiz Adriano from getting a shot from near the penalty spot.

51' Shevchuk gets past Rafael, then fires in a low ball from wide but De Gea dives in to snuff the danger out, and gets a kick as Fernando slides in.

49' Yaroslav Rskitdky tries a free kick from all of 30 yards out, but the defender's left-footed effort is watched all the way and a long way wide of the posts by De Gea.

48' Smalling shepherds the ball back to De Gea in the area under pressure from Teixeira. Cool work from the defender, who slotted into central defence tonight.

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