Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Braga's Losing Streak Continues

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Braga's Losing Streak Continues

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BRAGA endured another Champions League night to forget as Luiz Adriano's second-half double made it two wins out of two for Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Portuguese side, who were hammered 6-0 at Arsenal in their Group H opener two weeks ago, dominated the first half but failed to take the chances that came their way.

It was a different story after the break as Shakhtar's Brazilian connection put the hosts to the sword, Douglas Costa adding to his compatriot's strikes with a late penalty.

The win moved the Ukrainians level on six points with the Gunners, with Braga and Partizan Belgrade both yet to get off the mark and seemingly in a battle for the thirdplace Europa League spot.

Braga were the first to threaten, Moises seeing his header from Luis Aguiar's outswinging corner from the right blocked by defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy in the third minute. Braga's Brazilian forward Alan then sent a long-range effort wide before Darijo Srna fired over the top at the other end. …

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