Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 9/29/14
Alex Teixeira scored in the first half and Fernandinho doubled the lead early in the second to give Shakhtar Donetsk a 2-1 victory over defending champion Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday. Teixeira gave Shakhtar an early advantage, scoring only three minutes into the game. Fernandinho scored with a low right-footed shot into the far left corner past a diving Petr Cech in the 52nd minute. Branislav Ivanovic narrowed the gap two minutes from time. The victory put Shakhtar on top of Group E with seven points. Chelsea, which lost its first match in the competition since going down 3-1 to Napoli in the first leg of the opening knockout stage in March, has four points in second place. Eden Hazard had perhaps the best chance for Chelsea in the 79th minute. He received a quick cross in his stride, eluded two defenders but his attempt with the outside of his boot was parried by goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov's legs. Possession was fairly evenly shared with Shakhtar enjoying four per...
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