Maicon disappointed at dropping points
The Portuguese side produced a stunning late fightback to snatch a point in Ukraine, courtesy of two late Jackson Martinez goals after Alex Teixeira and Luiz Adriano had given Shakhtar a 2-0 lead with five minutes to play in the Group H clash.
Martinez scored his first from the penalty spot in the 89th minute, with his second coming three minutes into injury time.
Porto also missed a number of good chances, included another spot-kick from Yacine Brahimi with the score at 0-0 in the first half.
And Brazilian defender Maicon felt a point was the least his side deserved.
"I think the fairest result would be a win, but unfortunately we could not," said the 26-year-old.
"Still, it's an important point that gives us more confidence for the next games.
"We started well, firm and could have scored the penalty we had in our favour.
"We had two defensive errors that ended up giving goals (to Shakhtar), but overall the team has behaved well and let's move on, working to win the next game."
Porto, who are still unbeaten in all competitions this season and have four points from their two UEFA Champions League group games this season, face Spanish side Athletic Bilbao in their next match in the competition.