Ezekiel Benched As Shakhtar Pip Anderlecht; ‎Sevilla, Basel End It Goaless

Ezekiel Benched As Shakhtar Pip Anderlecht; ‎Sevilla, Basel End It Goaless

Shaktar Donetsk defeated Imoh Ezekiel's Anderletch 3-1 in the quarter-final first leg of the Europa League clash played at the Donbass Arena on Thursday.

 

The Nigeria international who has made three appearances so far in the competition watched from the bench as his side were outclassed by the Ukrainian champions.

 

Brazilian forward Taison gave the hosts a deserved lead in the 21st minute and it was doubled 12 minutes later by Oleskandre Kucher who powered home a fierce shot from the edge of the box.

 

Frank Acheampong scored the visitors' only goal after the start of the second half to give his side a lifeline going into the second leg,  but Eduardo gave the Ukrainians a comfortable 3-1 lead. Going into the second leg.

 

In Switzerland, Sevilla forced Basel to a goalless draw in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.

 

The return leg of these fixtures will hold next week.

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