Champions League - Round of 16 - 1st Leg
Shakhtar Donetsk0Bayern Munich0

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Bayern Munich

Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso was sent off for two yellow card offences
  • Alonso sent off in second period
  • Shakhtar restrict Bayern to few chances
  • Return leg in Munich 11 March

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso was sent off in his 100th Champions League game as his side played out a drab stalemate at Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Spaniard fouled Alex Teixeira in the first half and carded again for upending Taison in the second period.

Earlier, Thomas Muller had pulled a shot wide when clean through for Bayern and he fired over before the break.

But neither side threatened after Alonso's red in a tetchy game. They meet again in Munich on 11 March.

The sides shared 35 fouls and seven yellow cards in addition to Alonso's red, with attacks often cut short by tactical fouls when danger looked likely.

Shakhtar, champions in Ukraine, will be "heroes" if they overcome Bayern according to their manager Mircea Lucescu as his side are still playing home fixtures away from the Donbass Arena because of conflict in the area.

They have also not played a competitive game since December as the Ukraine Premier League - in which they sit second to Dynamo Kiev - is on its winter break.

Xabi Alonso foul
Xabi Alonso's first booking came when he ended a counter attack fronted by Alex Teixeira

Playing several hundred miles away from home in the western city of Lviv, they arrived to face a Bayern side who had hammered Hamburg 8-0 on Saturday.

But while they conceded the brunt of possession - 64% - Lucescu's side snuffed out dangerous attacks with the energy in their defending and restricted the visitors to few chances.

Though Muller sprang the offside trap from Arjen Robben's pass in the first half, he could only pull his shot across the goalmouth from 10 yards and he then fired over from a Franck Ribery pull-back late in the first period.

Shakhtar, boasting the tournament's top scorer in Luiz Adriano, played on the break but only got their talisman into the game sparingly and he left the field late on having completed just 44% of his 18 passes.

Alonso tangled with Shakhtar winger Taison when the Brazilian threatened a break away, prompting a second yellow card, but the Ukrainians failed to make their advantage count and both sides settled for a point.

They will reconvene in three weeks' time in Munich, where Bayern have not lost since defeat against Real Madrid in the semi-final of this competition last season.

Franck Robery is led away by his Bayern team-mates
Franck Ribery clashed with several Shakhtar players in a game littered with fouls
Douglas Costa fouls Franck Ribery
Shakhtar's Douglas Costa was perhaps fortunate to not be severely punished when he appeared to catch Franck Ribery with his arm

Line-ups

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • 30Pyatov
  • 33SrnaBooked at 38mins
  • 5Kucher
  • 44Rakitskiy
  • 13Shevchuk
  • 20Douglas CostaBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMarlosat 78'minutes
  • 8FredBooked at 77mins
  • 17Lucas Martins
  • 28Barcellos FredaSubstituted forSilva Sanches Aguiarat 84'minutes
  • 29Teixeira
  • 9De Souza da SilvaSubstituted forGladkiyat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Silva Sanches Aguiar
  • 11Marlos
  • 21Gladkiy
  • 32Kanibolotskiy
  • 38Krivtsov
  • 66de Azevedo
  • 77Pereira Dias Júnior

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Ferreira de SouzaBooked at 23mins
  • 17BoatengBooked at 80mins
  • 27Alaba
  • 18Bernat
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forLewandowskiat 75'minutes
  • 3AlonsoBooked at 65mins
  • 31SchweinsteigerBooked at 84mins
  • 10Robben
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forBadstuberat 70'minutes
  • 7Ribéry

Substitutes

  • 4Costa Santos
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 20Rode
  • 22Starke
  • 23Reina
  • 28Badstuber
  • 30Weiser
Referee:
Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Attendance:
34,187

Match Stats

Home TeamShakhtar DonetskAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home1
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Shakhtar Donetsk 0, FC Bayern München 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shakhtar Donetsk 0, FC Bayern München 0.

Offside, Shakhtar Donetsk. Darijo Srna tries a through ball, but Olexandr Gladkiy is caught offside.

Offside, Shakhtar Donetsk. Darijo Srna tries a through ball, but Olexandr Gladkiy is caught offside.

Foul by Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München).

Wellington Nem (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben tries a through ball, but Bastian Schweinsteiger is caught offside.

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Yaroslav Rakitskiy (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Substitution

Substitution, Shakhtar Donetsk. Olexandr Gladkiy replaces Luiz Adriano.

Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Yaroslav Rakitskiy (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Booking

Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München).

Wellington Nem (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shakhtar Donetsk. Wellington Nem replaces Taison.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Viacheslav Shevchuk.

Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marlos (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Booking

Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München).

Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Fernando (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Substitution

Substitution, Shakhtar Donetsk. Marlos replaces Douglas Costa.

Booking

Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Robert Lewandowski replaces Mario Götze.

Rafinha (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Foul by Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München).

Olexandr Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Holger Badstuber replaces Thomas Müller.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Andriy Pyatov.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid64111431113
2Juventus631274310
3Olympiakos63031013-39
4Malmö FF6105415-113

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid66001621418
2FC Basel621378-17
3Liverpool612359-45
4Ludogorets6114514-94

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco632141311
2B Leverkusen631274310
3Zenit St Petersburg621346-27
4Benfica612326-45

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund64111441013
2Arsenal6411158713
3Anderlecht6132810-26
4Galatasaray6015419-151

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich65011641215
2Man City62229818
3Roma6123814-65
4CSKA Moscow6123613-75

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona65011551015
2PSG6411107313
3Ajax6123810-25
4Apoel Nicosia6015112-111

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea64201731414
2Schalke6222914-58
3Sporting6213121207
4NK Maribor6033413-93

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto64201641214
2Shakhtar Donetsk6231154119
3Ath Bilbao621356-17
4BATE Borisov6105224-223
View full Champions League tables

Top Stories