Champions League

Shakhtar eases past BATE

2014-11-06 00:11
Luiz Adriano (AFP)

Lviv - Champions League top scorer Luiz Adriano has scored a hat trick as Shakhtar Donetsk cruised to a 5-0 victory over 10-man BATE Borisov on Wednesday.

Luiz Adriano's second-half triple took him to nine Champions League goals this season, five of which he scored in a 7-0 rout of BATE last month.

Playing in Lviv, 1 030km from Donetsk, due to the Ukrainian conflict, Shakhtar took the lead on 19 minutes when captain Darijo Srna fired in off a cushioned pass from Luiz Adriano, who also assisted Alex Teixeira's 48th-minute goal.

BATE right-back Anri Khagush was sent off after the halftime whistle had gone, earning a second yellow card in less than a minute for arguing with the referee.

Shakhtar is second in Group H behind Porto, with BATE third.

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