• UEFA Champions League
  • Date: Tue 08 March 2011
  • Kick-off: 19:45
  • Venue: Camp Nou
Barcelona

Barcelona

Messi 45"

Messi 70" (P)

Xavi 68"

3 - 1
Arsenal

Arsenal

Busquets 52" (OG)

Barcelona vs Arsenal


Team Lineups

Barcelona

1 Valdes
2 Dani Alves
16 Busquets52"
22 Abidal
21 Adriano Correia
6 Xavi68"
14 Mascherano
8 Iniesta
17 Pedro
7 Villa
10 Messi45"70"
Substitutes
13 Pinto
9 Bojan
15 Keita
18 Milito
19 Maxwell
20 Afellay
30 Thiago

Arsenal

53 Szczesny
3 Sagna
20 Djourou
6 Koscielny
22 Clichy
19 Wilshere
2 Diaby
7 Rosicky
4 Fabregas
8 Nasri
10 van Persie
Substitutes
1 Almunia
15 Denilson
18 Squillaci
23 Arshavin
27 Eboue
29 Chamakh
52 Bendtner

Possession Stats

61%
39%

Form Guide - UEFA Champions League

Barcelona

D D D D D D W L

Arsenal

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Live Text Commentary
93:53 +3.53
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Wilshere on Andres Iniesta. Andres Iniesta takes the direct free kick.

90:00
Substitution
 

Claro Adriano Correia goes off and Scherer Andrade Maxwell comes on.

89:24
 

Effort from 6 yards by da Silva Dani Alves. Save made by Manuel Almunia.

87:51
Substitution
 

Seydou Keita on for Javier Mascherano.

86:11
 

The referee penalises Andrey Arshavin for handball. Free kick taken by Eric Abidal.

85:31
 

Effort from inside the area by da Silva Dani Alves misses to the left of the target.

84:07
 

Ibrahim Afellay takes a shot. Manuel Almunia makes a save.

83:31
 

Lionel Messi fouled by Samir Nasri, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lionel Messi.

82:08
 

Close range effort by Ibrahim Afellay goes wide of the right-hand upright.

81:19
Substitution
 

Ibrahim Afellay replaces David Villa.

80:57
 

The official flags Lionel Messi offside. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick.

79:30
 

The referee blows for offside. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick.

78:27
 

Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Hernandez Xavi. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

78:03
 

Lionel Messi takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

76:52
Substitution
 

Francesc Fabregas is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Francesc Fabregas goes off and Nicklas Bendtner comes on. Victor Valdes takes the free kick.

76:29
 

Foul by David Villa on Bacary Sagna, free kick awarded. Bacary Sagna takes the direct free kick.

74:39
 

The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna, Eric Abidal manages to make a clearance.

73:43
 

Lionel Messi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny. Manuel Almunia takes the direct free kick.

73:01
Substitution
 

Andrey Arshavin replaces Tomas Rosicky.

72:37
 

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Claro Adriano Correia goes wide of the right-hand upright.

70:01
Goal
 

Laurent Koscielny concedes a Penalty for a foul on Rodriguez Pedro. Penalty taken left-footed by Lionel Messi and scored. Barcelona 3 (4)-(3) 1 Arsenal.

68:06
Goal
 

A goal is scored by Hernandez Xavi from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barcelona 2 (3)-(3) 1 Arsenal.Assist by David Villa.

66:55
 

Handball by Lionel Messi. Indirect free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

66:14
 

David Villa takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Almunia.

65:52
 

Tomas Rosicky concedes a free kick for a foul on Hernandez Xavi. Free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

65:15
 

Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Lionel Messi. Direct free kick taken by Lionel Messi.

62:22
 

Lionel Messi takes a shot. Johan Djourou gets a block in.

61:04
 

Da Silva Dani Alves is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick.

59:56
 

Effort on goal by da Silva Dani Alves from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

58:48
 

The ball is swung over by Claro Adriano Correia.

57:54
 

Tomas Rosicky challenges Claro Adriano Correia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Eric Abidal.

57:40
 

The ball is sent over by Hernandez Xavi, Manuel Almunia makes a save.

57:07
 

David Villa takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

55:06
Red card
 

Robin van Persie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Robin van Persie receives a red card. Victor Valdes restarts play with the free kick.

49:32 +4.32
 

Eric Abidal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere. Direct free kick taken by Jack Wilshere.

49:19 +4.19
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lionel Messi. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.

51:48
Goal
 

Samir Nasri takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post. Own goal by Sergio Busquets. Barcelona 1 (2)-(3) 1 Arsenal.

50:03
 

Short corner taken by Hernandez Xavi from the left by-line.

47:46 +2.46
Goal
 

Lionel Messi fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barcelona 1 (2)-(2) 0 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Andres Iniesta.

49:06
 

Corner taken by Hernandez Xavi played to the near post, Vassiriki Diaby manages to make a clearance.

46:47 +1.47
 

Lionel Messi takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

45:35 +0.35
 

Unfair challenge on da Silva Dani Alves by Robin van Persie results in a free kick. Robin van Persie receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Victor Valdes takes the free kick.

42:55
 

Robin van Persie takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Hernandez Xavi.

38:57
 

Sergio Busquets is caught offside. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick.

38:23
 

Gael Clichy concedes a free kick for a foul on da Silva Dani Alves. Hernandez Xavi crosses the ball in from the free kick, Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

35:51
 

Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Andres Iniesta. Strike on goal comes in from Lionel Messi from the free kick. Jack Wilshere is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

35:24
 

Effort from deep inside the area by Claro Adriano Correia bounces off the post.

33:31
 

A cross is delivered by Claro Adriano Correia.

32:41
 

David Villa takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Almunia.

30:58
 

The official flags da Silva Dani Alves offside. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.

29:11
 

David Villa is caught offside. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

28:34
 

Andres Iniesta fouled by Bacary Sagna, the ref awards a free kick. Caution for Bacary Sagna. Andres Iniesta takes the free kick.

27:41
 

Effort from the edge of the area by Rodriguez Pedro goes wide of the left-hand post.

26:46
 

Robin van Persie concedes a free kick for a foul on Lionel Messi. Hernandez Xavi takes the direct free kick.

25:48
 

The ball is swung over by da Silva Dani Alves.

18:03
Substitution
 

Manuel Almunia joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wojciech Szczesny.

15:01
Yellow card
 

Rodriguez Pedro fouled by Laurent Koscielny, the ref awards a free kick. Laurent Koscielny is shown a yellow card. Da Silva Dani Alves shoots direct from the free kick, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

13:51
 

The ball is sent over by da Silva Dani Alves.

13:18
 

Corner taken right-footed by Hernandez Xavi.

11:44
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sergio Busquets on Francesc Fabregas. Vassiriki Diaby restarts play with the free kick.

10:37
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vassiriki Diaby on Hernandez Xavi. Hernandez Xavi takes the direct free kick.

10:16
 

The official flags Samir Nasri offside. Da Silva Dani Alves restarts play with the free kick.

9:09
 

Da Silva Dani Alves is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

6:52
 

The offside flag is raised against Robin van Persie. Sergio Busquets restarts play with the free kick.

6:23
 

Foul by da Silva Dani Alves on Francesc Fabregas, free kick awarded. Wojciech Szczesny takes the direct free kick.

5:44
 

Lionel Messi takes a short corner.

5:13
 

Tomas Rosicky crosses the ball.

4:46
 

Rodriguez Pedro challenges Gael Clichy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gael Clichy takes the free kick.

3:37
 

Corner taken by Hernandez Xavi from the right by-line.

3:21
 

Rodriguez Pedro takes a shot. Blocked by Laurent Koscielny.

2:12
 

Samir Nasri concedes a free kick for a foul on da Silva Dani Alves. Free kick taken by Sergio Busquets.

:42
 

Gael Clichy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hernandez Xavi. Free kick taken by Lionel Messi.