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Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk overcame a rocky start to qualify for the Champions League group stage Tuesday, drawing 2-2 with Austrian side Rapid Vienna for a 3-2 aggregate win.

August 25, 2015

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk overcame a rocky start to qualify for the Champions League group stage Tuesday, drawing 2-2 with Austrian side Rapid Vienna for a 3-2 aggregate win.

Playing in the city of Lviv due to conflict in Ukraine, Shakhtar struggled to assert any dominance against a team that had not qualified for the group stage for a decade.

Marlos' 10th-minute opener for Shakhtar was almost immediately canceled out by Louis Schaub for Rapid, which then took the lead through Steffen Hofmann's free-kick.

That goal briefly put Rapid in line to progress on away goals, but Shakhtar responded in the 27th minute when Oleksandr Hladkiy finished off a direct passing move.

Rapid was reduced to 10 men on 88 minutes, then missed two good chance to score.

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