8 May 2009

Ilsinho winner puts Shakhtar into UEFA Cup final

12:19 pm on 8 May 2009

The Brazilian Ilsinho grabbed a superb late winner to put Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Cup final with a 2-1 victory over another Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev.

Shakhtar, who won 3-2 on aggregate after the second leg of the semi-final, became the first Ukrainian team to reach the final where they face Werder Bremen in Istanbul on May 20.

Werder Bremen won 3-2 at Hamburg for a 3-3 aggregate win on the away goals rule.