September 13, 2017 / 8:58 PM / a year ago

Shakhtar Donetsk upset Napoli 2-1 in Champions League group game

(Reuters) - Shakhtar Donetsk stunned Serie A’s Napoli with goals either side of half-time to win 2-1 in their Champions League Group F match on Wednesday.

Soccer Football - Champions League - Shakhtar Donetsk vs SSC Napoli - OSC Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine - September 13, 2017 Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred clashes with Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Brazil’s Taison put the Ukrainian champions up 1-0 on the quarter-hour mark by controlling a backheel flick by Facundo Ferreyra on the edge of the box before beating goalkeeper Pepe Reina with a low drive.

In the 58th minute Reina misread a curling cross by Taras Stepanenko from the left that connected with Ferreyra, who tapped in the ball for Shakhtar’s second goal.

Napoli failed to capitalise on their chances after Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik scored in the 72nd minute from a penalty awarded for a foul on Dries Mertens.

Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Clare Fallon

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