Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano, criticised after scoring as his team
tried to play the ball back to Nordsjaelland's goalkeeper following an
injury in Tuesday's Champions League match, will face a UEFA
European football's governing body said the Brazilian forward, who was also booked
later in the Group E game which his side won 5-2, had been charged with
"violation of the principles of conduct." The hearing will take place
erupted after play was restarted with an uncontested drop ball
following treatment to an injured Nordsjaelland player.
midfielder Willian attempted to return it to the Nordsjaelland defence
but Luiz Adriano pounced on the pass, rounding the goalkeeper and
finishing into an empty net.
effort led to an angry reaction from the Nordsjaelland players and was
greeted with jeers and whistles from the incredulous home crowd.
thoughts the Danes might have had of being allowed to score unopposed
were soon dashed as Taras Stepanenko dispossessed Nicolai Stokholm as
he advanced on goal from the ensuing kickoff.
Adriano, shown a yellow card in the 67th minute, added two more to
complete his hat-trick before being replaced in the 81st minute, with
the boos of the home crowd ringing in his ears.
said that Luiz Adriano was charged under section five of their
disciplinary code, a wide-ranging article which covers anything from
arriving late at a match to bribery, assault or sending political
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