Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet caught up with Champions League villain Luiz Adriano on Tuesday evening as he left for the Ukraine after scoring one of the most disgraceful goals in the tournament’s history.
To recap, just two minutes after Nordsjælland had taken a surprise lead against Shakhtar, a drop ball was awarded for a collision with Willian appearing to play the ball back to the opposition.
Luiz Adriano ignored all convention and took the ball round the keeper to equalise for Shakhtar with the Ukranians then initially allowing the Danes to score again only to pull back almost immediately.
Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano was undoubtedly the bad guy – even appearing to urge his team mates not to allow Nordsjælland to walk through for a goal to “equal things up.”
And rubbing salt in the wound, Luiz Adriano would go on to score a hat-trick as Shakhtar sauntered to a 5-2 victory.
Ekstra Bladet cornered Luiz Adriano at an electronics store in Copenhagen Airport with the Brazilian showing no remorse at all (see picture above).
“I am pleased with all my three goals, including the first,” with Ekstra Bladet pointing out that Luiz Adriano receives a significant bonus for each goal he scores.
The Shakhtar striker added: “I am very satisfied that we won. And I am happy with all the goals including the first.”
Video of the shocking cheating from Luiz Adriano can be seen below from the 0.30 mark.
As an aside, the UEFA.com website also refused to properly address the goal and pinpoint Luiz Adriano’s sportsmanship failure describing the goal like this:
“After an uncontested drop ball in the Shakhtar half, Willian kicked downfield to return it but Luiz Adriano collected, rounded Jesper Hansen and rolled the ball into the unguarded net.”