In a surprisingly offensive 45 minutes, Shakhtar has exposed a porous Roma defense, and has surged ahead, 3-1.
A header by Perrotta in the 29th minute gave Roma the lead, but it was short lived.
Shaktar came back one minute later and scored on Jadson's right-footed shot near the superfluous semi-circle.
But the best goal so was a fantastic shot by Douglas Costa who curled a ball into the bottom left corner off an assist from Jadson, in the 36th minute.
The third Shaktar goal was the result of a defensive mistake along the left side, which set up a Luiz Adriano goal off an assist from Douglas Costa, five minutes after Costa's strike.
A highly entertaining, and goal-filled half.
Let's look forward to a just as exciting second half.