Shakhtar Donetsk's Alex Teixeira ruins Real Sociedad's Champions League return

Despite the task now facing his side to qualify from a group that also includes Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen, Real Sociedad boss Jagoba Arrasate insisted they will try to make amends when they travel to Germany in two weeks time.

updated: September 18, 2013 08:22 IST
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San Sebastian, Spain: Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira struck twice in the final 25 minutes to hand Shakhtar Donetsk the perfect start to their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win at Real Sociedad.

The Basques had enjoyed the better of the early exchanges in their first appearance in the competition for a decade and were unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty when Darijo Srna felled Xabi Prieto inside the area in the first half.

Shakhtar have reached the last 16 of the competition in two of the last three years and their greater experience at this level shone through in the second period.

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