The Shakhtar Donetsk player, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, was one of the great protagonists of the match after scoring a real goal from ‘espaldinha’ in the first leg (1-1) between the Ukrainians and the Dutch Feyenoord.
A few minutes from the end of the game, Georgiy Sudakov launched a corner kick at the near post so that Rakitskiy will invent the shot of the season: he made an ‘espaldinha’with a perfect parable, which slipped through the long post of Wellenreuther’s goal.
However, the Ukrainians were short-lived by the joy of a goal that could be nominated for the ‘Puskas’ Award. Ezequiel Bullaude, a Feyenoord player, put the tables on the scoreboard with two minutes to go before the match ended.
With this result, the Europa League closed the first leg of a round of 16 that did not have a good balance for the Spanish teams. Betis and Real Sociedad lost to Manchester United (4-1) and Roma (2-0), respectively. The only positive tonic was put Sevilla in their fetish competition beating Fenerbhaçe 2-0 at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjúan.