By Chris Harris

Eduardo enjoyed another “special” night against his former club after scoring the goal that beat Arsenal in the Champions League.

The Croatian striker slotted home on the stroke of half time to secure a 2-1 win for Shakhtar Donetsk and take them level on points with Arsène Wenger’s side at the top of Group H.

Eduardo’s goal came just a fortnight after he netted at Emirates Stadium in a 5-1 defeat and, once again, the 27-year-old showed his respect for Arsenal by refusing to celebrate.

But his delight was clear at the final whistle and why not? This time Eduardo had snatched the winner, not a consolation.

“I always want to score goals and I was happy tonight, it was special,” said Eduardo after the game.

“I'm happy because it was the winning goal. We scored at a good time, in the last minute of the first half. That gave us a big confidence and we played very well in the second half.

“Arsenal played well. Everyone saw they had good situations to score, they had a lot of chances. But we closed them down well, we played very well in defence.

“The most important thing is we won the game and took the three points.”

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4 Nov 2010