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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Shakhtar through to quarter-finals at expense of Roma

Shakhtar Donetsk have cruised through to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over AS Roma at Donbass Arena tonight.

Shakhtar took up where they left off in the first leg by edging further ahead when Czech midfielder Tomas Hubschman played a deft little backheel into the back of the net after a Willian cross from a short corner.

Things only got worse for Roma when Philippe Mexes picked up a second yellow card in the 41st minute and was sent from the pitch, reducing the visitors to ten men.

In the 58th minute, Shakhtar went further ahead when Willian finished brilliantly with a curling shot from 15 yards to make it 5-2 on aggregate.

But the Ukrainians were not finished yet as Eduardo came off the bench, got on the end of a poor backpass from Aleandro Rosi and slotted past Doni to make it 6-2 on aggregate and book his side's spot in the final eight of the competition.

Uefa Champions League - Round of 16 second legShakhtar Donetsk (UKR): 3 (Tomas Hubschman 18', Willian 58', Eduardo 87') AS Roma (ITA): 0

Venue: Donbass Arena, Donetsk Crowd: 47,000 Referee: Howard Webb (ENG) Yellow cards:SHA - Henrikh Mkhitaryan 28', Darijo Srna 45' ROM - Philippe Mexes 23'/41', David Pizarro 58', Simone Perrotta 65', John Arne Riise 82' Red card:ROM - Philippe Mexes 41'

Starting Line-Ups

Shakhtar Andriy Pyatov (gk), Darijo Srna, Dmytro Chygrynskiy, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Razvan Rat, Tomas Hubschman, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Teixeira 67'), Douglas Costa (Eduardo 60'), Jadson, Willian, Luiz Adriano (Moreno 75')

Subs - Rustam Khudzamov (gk), Eduardo (60'), Alex Teixeira (67'), Marcelo Moreno (75'), Taras Stepanenko, Oleksiy Gai, Mykola Ischenko

Roma Doni (gk), Nicolas Burdisso, Juan, Philippe Mexes, John Arne Riise, Rodrigo Taddei (Rosi 46'), David Pizarro, Daniele De Rossi, Simone Perrotta (Caprari 86'), Marco Borriello, Mirko Vucinic (Brighi 66')

Subs - Bogdan Lobont (gk), Aleandro Rosi (46'), Matteo Brighi (66'), Gianluca Caprari (86'), Paolo Castellini, Francesco Totti, Leandro Greco

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