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Shakhtar stun Roma

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Shakhtar Donetsk scored three goals in 13 minutes, coming back to claim a stunning 3-2 win at Roma in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.

Simone Perrotta put Roma ahead in the 28th minute before Jadson equalised a minute later after his effort took a deflection off Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi.

Douglas Costa then gave the visitors a 36th-minute lead before Luiz Adriano made it 3-1 before half-time. Roma striker Jeremy Menez reduced arrears on the hour mark but the Italians could not find the equaliser.

The result piles further pressure on Roma coach Claudio Ranieri, whose team went into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Napoli and 5-3 loss at Inter Milan.

The hosts dominated the opening stages and should have taken the lead in the 20th minute but Nicolas Burdisso's close-range header from Francesco Totti's corner went inches wide of the far post.

Shortly afterwards, Rodrigo Taddei's cross towards the far post found Perrotta and his powerful header got a touch from Shakhtar defender Razvan Rat before finding the back of the net.

Roma's joy was shortlived as Mircea Lucescu's side equalised soon after. There was little Roma goalkeeper Alexander Doni could do with Jadson's right-footed strike from the edge of the area which was deflected into the back of the net by De Rossi.

A stunned Roma struggled to put a good move together and it was Shakhtar who went in front following a fast break, Jadson serving Douglas Costa for his curled left-footed effort from the edge of the area beating Doni.

Things went from bad to worse for Roma in the 41st minute when defender Jon Arne Riise lost his footing and Douglas Costa was quick to steal the ball before finding an unmarked Luiz Adriano inside the area. The Brazilian made no mistake and fired past Doni for his team's third.

Ranieri's men showed more determination after the break before reducing the deficit in the 61st minute, Menez getting behind Perrotta's headed pass and firing into the top right corner to beat goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov. Shakhtar held on for an impressive win in their first appearance in the last 16 of the competition.

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