Shakhtar Donetsk have failed to earn their first victory in the UEFA Champions League. In the third match of the tournament's group stage held at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk on Wednesday, Shakhtar played a 2-2 draw against Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg.

Team standings: APOEL - 5 points, Zenit - 4 points, Porto - 4 points, Shakhtar - 2 points, UKRINFORM reports.

Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu said that Zenit performed much better than he expected. He announced this at a news conference after the match.

Lucescu also said that the home draw against Zenit separates the Donetsk club from reaching the last 16 of the Champions League, but expressed hope that his side would show better performance in St. Petersburg in two weeks.

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