Shakhtar ease through

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Shakhtar Donetsk reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their history as they saw off 10-man Roma 3-0 to seal a 6-2 aggregate success.

A first-half goal from Tomas Hubschman put them in control and Roma made their task all but impossible as Marco Borriello saw his penalty saved by Andrei Pyatov and centre-half Philippe Mexes then saw red for picking up two needless bookings.

Willian's lovely strike doubled Shakhtar's lead and substitute Eduardo rounded things off late on as the visitors endured a miserable night.

The hosts opened the scoring in the 17th minute as Hubschman got the faintest of touches to flick home a whipped cross from Willian to leave Roma needing to score three goals to have any chance of progressing.

The Italians sought a quick response and were furious when the referee failed to point to the spot after a clumsy challenge on Borriello.

Shakhtar goalkeeper Pyatov then made a fine save from Mirko Vucinic shortly before Mexes picked up his first booking for a challenge on Adriano.

Roma should have given themselves a lifeline when Henrikh Mkhitaryan was adjudged to have pulled Borriello's shirt in the box, but the striker's spot-kick was saved low to his left by Pyatov.

Vucinic blazed over the bar before Roma's hopes suffered a further blow as Mexes was given a second yellow by World Cup final referee Howard Webb for a needless challenge on Adriano five minutes before the break.

Borriello headed over from David Pizarro's cross shortly after the resumption, while Alexander Doni beat away a Mkhitaryan effort.

The hosts then put the tie to bed as Willian beautifully curled home after a Darijo Srna corner had run through to the far edge of the penalty area in the 58th minute. With the game over as a contest the final 30 minutes saw little in the way of goalmouth action, but Eduardo seized on a poor defensive back pass to coolly slot home.

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