Brazilian Jadson earns Ukraine its first Euro champs

<strong>WERDER BREMEN</strong> (<strong>1</strong>) vs&nbsp;<strong>SHAKHTAR DONETSK</strong> (<strong>2</strong>)<br />AET, 1-1 after 90 minutes<br /><br />AN EXTRA-TIME winner from Brazilian midfielder Rodrigues Jadson earned Shakhtar Donetsk a dramatic but deserved victory in the last ever Uefa Cup final.<br /><br />The 96th-minute strike, which slipped through Werder Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese&rsquo;s fingertips, also brought Ukraine their first European triumph since independence in 1991.<br /><br />Werder had forced extra-time when Ronaldo Naldo&rsquo;s free-kick was fumbled in, cancelling out Luiz Adriano&rsquo;s breakaway opener for classy Shakhtar. Last night&rsquo;s final in Istanbul was the last in Uefa Cup history, with the competition to be replaced by the Europa League.<br /><br />Shakhtar took the lead on 25 minutes when a fleet-footed counter-attack sent Luiz Adriano clean through down the middle, and he expertly lifted a cool finish over the on-rushing Wiese.<br /><br />The Ukrainian side began to purr but 10 minutes later goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov handed Werder an equaliser, fumbling Ronaldo Naldo&rsquo;s 30-yard free-kick into his top corner.<br /><br />Chances abounded and both goalkeepers were tested repeatedly before the match entered extra time. But six minutes in Wiese was beaten, the Werder stopper allowing Jadson&rsquo;s low shot to creep through his fingers.