Costa guides Shakhtar to win

2010-09-29 01:28

Braga - Brazilian wing Douglas Costa created two goals and scored another to give a clinical Shakhtar Donetsk side a 3-0 win over Braga in their Champions League Group H game on Tuesday.

Striker Luiz Adriano opened the scoring with the Ukrainian champions' first effort on target, firing in a diagonal shot from inside the box on 56 minutes after a clever pass from his compatriot Costa.

Braga, who wasted several goal chances in the first half, almost equalised five minutes later when Matheus's bicycle kick was palmed away by Andriy Pyatov, who reacted quickly again moments later to block Paulo Cesar's powerful drive.

However, Shaktar's Brazilian duo combined again smoothly in the 72nd minute to add their second, with Costa again feeding Adriano in the box. The winger then crowned a fine display by converting an injury-time penalty.