Shakhtar would have advanced with a win against United.
Manchester, England (SportsNetwork.com) -
Manchester United denied Shakhtar Donetsk a place in the Champions League knockout round on Tuesday, getting a 1-0 win at Old Trafford to drop the Ukrainian side down to third place in Group A.
Shakhtar would have advanced with a win against United or a loss by Bayer Leverkusen, but the German side picked up a 1-0 victory at Real Sociedad to climb to 10 points.
And with Phil Jones scoring on a half-volley in the 66th minute at the Theater of Dreams, Shakhtar's Champions League quest came to an abrupt end after the club was held scoreless for the third time in group play this term.
Franck Ribery's Ballon d'Or endorsement
By Tim Keeble, Soccer Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The signature moment in the soccer world in 2013 was undoubtedly the hat trick scored by Cristiano Ronaldo in the second leg of Portugal's 3-2 World Cup playoff win over Sweden.
The victory secured a place in the World Cup for Portugal and it was the kind of virtuoso performance that only a player of Ronaldo's caliber can produce.
In 2013 the Portuguese star netted 60 goals for club and country, while his rival, Barcelona's Lionel Messi, battled injury problems and finished the year with 41 goals.