Luiz Adriano nets hat trick, Shakhtar routs 10-man BATE Borisov
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Champions League top scorer Luiz Adriano scored a hat trick as Shakhtar Donetsk cruised to a 5-0 victory over 10-man BATE Borisov on Wednesday.
Luiz Adriano's second-half triple took him to nine Champions League goals this season, five of which he scored in a 7-0 rout of BATE last month.
Playing in Lviv, 640 miles (1,030 kilometers) from Donetsk, due to the Ukrainian conflict, Shakhtar took the lead on 19 minutes when captain Darijo Srna fired in off a cushioned pass from Luiz Adriano, who also assisted Alex Teixeira's 48th-minute goal.
BATE right-back Anri Khagush was sent off after the halftime whistle had gone, earning a second yellow card in less than a minute for arguing with the referee.
Shakhtar is second in Group H behind Porto, with BATE third.