Scorers: Nordsjaelland—Morten Nordstrand 24', Kasper Lorentzen 29'; Shakhtar—Luiz Adriano 26', 53', 81', Willian 44', 50'
Quickie recap: Shakhtar Donetsk took advantage of a controversial first-half equalizer on the way to a valuable and ultimately comfortable victory in Denmark over first-timers Nordsjaelland.
Controversy: With Nordsjaelland leading 1-0 through Nordstrand's opener, the referee stopped play for a delayed foul midway through the first half then restarted the match with a drop ball. Shakhtar apparently agreed to give the ball back to Nordsjaelland, but Adriano ran onto the resulting long pass and beat a stunned keeper to tie the match in the 26th minute (video at left).
No makeup goal: Shakhtar did not allow Nordsjaelland a makeup goal. Lorentzen put Nordsjaelland ahead again two minutes after Adriano's controversial goal, but the goal came in the normal run of play.
Where it leaves them: Shakhtar sit atop Group E with 10 points and have qualified for the knockout phase. Nordsjaelland are last with one point and have been eliminated.
Up next: Shakhtar host Juventus on Dec. 5. Nordsjaelland play at Chelsea the same night.