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  • Date:03 May 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Camp Nou
  • Attendance:90,000
( agg 3 - 1 )
  • Pedro (53)
  • Marcelo (63)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Rodriguez Pedro leaves the field to be replaced by Ibrahim Afellay.

90mins

Eric Abidal on for Carles Puyol.

89mins

The referee blows for offside against Rodriguez Pedro. Direct free kick taken by Iker Casillas.

88mins

Foul by Ricardo Carvalho on Rodriguez Pedro, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Lionel Messi, Iker Casillas makes a save.

87mins

Xabi Alonso gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hernandez Xavi. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

85mins

Lionel Messi fouled by Emmanuel Adebayor, the ref awards a free kick. Emmanuel Adebayor is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Hernandez Xavi takes the direct free kick.

85mins

Lionel Messi fouled by Ricardo Carvalho, the ref awards a free kick. Lionel Messi restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Foul by Lassana Diarra on Javier Mascherano, free kick awarded. Victor Valdes takes the direct free kick.

82mins

Rodriguez Pedro receives a yellow card.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Xabi Alonso on Lionel Messi. Free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

75mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lionel Messi by Junior Marcelo. Junior Marcelo receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

74mins

Seydou Keita replaces David Villa.

73mins

The ball is swung over by Sergio Busquets, Headed effort from inside the area by Lionel Messi misses to the left of the goal.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Xabi Alonso on Lionel Messi. The referee books Xabi Alonso for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by da Silva Dani Alves.

68mins

Hernandez Xavi fouled by Lassana Diarra, the ref awards a free kick. Hernandez Xavi restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor. Victor Valdes restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

Angel Di Maria fouled by Javier Mascherano, the ref awards a free kick. Angel Di Maria takes the direct free kick.

64mins

Shot by Angel Di Maria from inside the box bounces off the post. Junior Marcelo scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barcelona 1 (3)-(1) 1 Real Madrid.The assist for the goal came from Angel Di Maria.

61mins

Junior Marcelo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rodriguez Pedro. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Hernandez Xavi from right channel.

60mins

Ricardo Kaka leaves the field to be replaced by Mesut Ozil.

58mins

Lassana Diarra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Busquets. Lassana Diarra is given a yellow card. Lionel Messi takes the direct free kick.

57mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Busquets by Emmanuel Adebayor. Javier Mascherano takes the direct free kick.

55mins

Emmanuel Adebayor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gonzalo Higuain.

54mins

Rodriguez Pedro fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barcelona 1 (3)-(0) 0 Real Madrid.Andres Iniesta provided the assist for the goal.

53mins

Angel Di Maria takes a inswinging corner.

53mins

Gonzalo Higuain takes a shot. Gerard Pique gets a block in.

49mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Hernandez Xavi, clearance by Ricardo Carvalho.

48mins

Andres Iniesta fouled by Lassana Diarra, the ref awards a free kick. Hernandez Xavi restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Cristiano Ronaldo concedes a free kick for a foul on Javier Mascherano. Victor Valdes takes the free kick.

46mins

Corner taken by Angel Di Maria, save made by Victor Valdes.

46mins

Andres Iniesta fouled by Lassana Diarra, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andres Iniesta.

44mins

Foul by Ricardo Carvalho on Lionel Messi, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lionel Messi.

43mins

David Villa is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Iker Casillas takes the free kick.

43mins

Rodriguez Pedro is caught offside. Iker Casillas takes the free kick.

41mins

Lassana Diarra challenges Lionel Messi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lionel Messi restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

A cross is delivered by Cristiano Ronaldo, save by Victor Valdes.

39mins

Outswinging corner taken by Hernandez Xavi from the right by-line, Iker Casillas makes a save.

39mins

Da Silva Dani Alves crosses the ball, Junior Marcelo gets a block in.

36mins

Lionel Messi takes a shot. Save by Iker Casillas.

36mins

Unfair challenge on Carles Puyol by Angel Di Maria results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gerard Pique.

35mins

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Rodriguez Pedro misses to the left of the target.

34mins

Shot by David Villa. Iker Casillas makes a save.

33mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Lionel Messi misses to the right of the target.

32mins

Lionel Messi takes a shot. Save by Iker Casillas.

31mins

Handball by Cristiano Ronaldo. Victor Valdes restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Xabi Alonso concedes a free kick for a foul on Javier Mascherano. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

28mins

Ricardo Carvalho challenges Lionel Messi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hernandez Xavi restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rodriguez Pedro. Ricardo Carvalho takes the indirect free kick.

25mins

Lionel Messi fouled by Ricardo Carvalho, the ref awards a free kick. Hernandez Xavi takes the direct free kick.

21mins

Corner taken by Hernandez Xavi from the right by-line, Sergio Busquets takes a shot. Iker Casillas makes a save.

20mins

Angel Di Maria crosses the ball. The referee blows for offside. Victor Valdes takes the indirect free kick.

16mins

Da Silva Dani Alves concedes a free kick for a foul on Cristiano Ronaldo. Xabi Alonso crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Rodriguez Pedro.

15mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hernandez Xavi by Gonzalo Higuain. Direct free kick taken by Andres Iniesta.

13mins

Lionel Messi fouled by Ricardo Carvalho, the ref awards a free kick. Ricardo Carvalho booked. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

10mins

Raul Albiol concedes a free kick for a foul on Rodriguez Pedro. Javier Mascherano takes the direct free kick.

6mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andres Iniesta by Lassana Diarra. Free kick taken by Andres Iniesta.

6mins

The ball is delivered by Angel Di Maria, clearance by Gerard Pique.

1mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Junior Marcelo on Rodriguez Pedro. Free kick taken by Andres Iniesta.

Match Preview

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says Real Madrid have no grounds to complain about his side ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg at the Nou Camp.

Madrid reported Barca for unsporting conduct during last week's first leg at the Bernabeu, in which defender Pepe and coach Jose Mourinho were dismissed for the hosts, and have also accused Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets of racially abusing their full-back, Marcelo.

Barca had earlier reported Madrid for controversial comments made by Mourinho alluding to favours from UEFA in big Champions League games and questioning the Catalan club's relationship with UEFA. Both complaints have been thrown out by European football's governing body and Guardiola believes Madrid can learn from the unsavoury episode.

"They can present all the complaints they like, but UEFA are the ones who decide," he said.

"They think we are unsporting, but I think completely the opposite. Here we teach our players manners from a young age."

Guardiola also took the opportunity to remind Mourinho, who is suspended and will watch the match from the stands, of those values.

"Mourinho was here [at Barcelona] for five years and he knows our values: to win, fight and earn respect by respecting your rival," he said.

Eric Abidal has been included in the squad after receiving the all-clear to return to action. Full-back Abidal has not played since mid-March after it was discovered he had tumour on his liver. Abidal underwent a three-hour operation to remove the tumour on March 17 and it was not known how long the France international would be out for. He was given the green light by Barca's medical team to return, as was Spain international Andres Iniesta.

Iniesta was forced out of the semi-final first leg against Madrid at the Bernabeu - which Barca won 2-0 - on the eve of the game due to a calf problem.

Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka believes the clash has been tarnished by UEFA's decision not to charge the Catalans.

"The match has been overshadowed by UEFA's resolution - it's on another plane now," said Karanka.

"We have been punished but there are [Barca] players who didn't respect the principles of fair play or who made racist insults, covering their mouths, who will be on the pitch."

Mourinho will watch from the stands, but Karanka insists the mercurial coach will still be in a position to influence proceedings.

"He will be in the stands, but he will be able to get his message across," Karanka said.

"If we could win and dedicate the victory to him it would be something important. Real Madrid have 109 years of proud history and we will fight to the end."

Formation:433Manager: Josep Guardiola

Barcelona

Formation: 4231Manager: Jose Mourinho

Real Madrid

  • Victor Valdes
  • da Silva Dani Alves
  • Javier Mascherano
  • Gerard Pique
  • Carles Puyol
  • Hernandez Xavi
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Andres Iniesta
  • David Villa
  • Lionel Messi
  • Rodriguez Pedro
  • SUBS
  • Oier Olazabal
  • Suarez Jeffren
  • Seydou Keita
  • Ibrahim Afellay
  • Eric Abidal
  • Andreu Fontas
  • Alcantara Thiago

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Match Report

Barca breeze into Wembley final Barcelona comfortably advanced to the Champions League final 3-1 on aggregate following a 1-1 draw at home to fierce rivals Real Madrid at the Nou Camp. Following a completely one-sided first half in which Madrid keeper Iker Casillas kept his side in the game, Pedro gave Pep Guardiola's team the lead nine minutes into the second period. Marcelo soon hit back for a vastly-improved Madrid 10 minutes later, but the Catalans never looked in too much trouble and will face Manchester United or Schalke in the final later this month, which sees them return to the scene of their first European Cup triumph, in 1992. Madrid, two goals down from last Wednesday's bad-tempered first leg match at the Santiago Bernabeu, were missing suspended pair Pepe and Sergio Ramos. Coach Jose Mourinho, also banned, named an attacking line-up, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Angel di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain all in the side. But after a solid start, which saw Ronaldo make some promising attacking runs, Barca began to dominate. Ricardo Carvalho, who missed the first match through suspension, cut out a dangerous ball from Lionel Messi after 20 minutes and moments later, Casillas saved comfortably from Sergio Busquets, who was allowed a free header by the Madrid defence. Casillas then made a double save to deny Messi and must have been relieved when the Argentina forward fired wide just a minute later. The Spain goalkeeper then did well to keep out Messi's low drive, but produced an even better save David Villa's curling effort, which was heading for the far corner. Madrid were hardly getting a sniff and things could have been worse a minute before time, when Carvalho - already booked - hacked down Messi. The referee waved play on, much to the annoyance of the Nou Camp crowd, in what was the last real action of the first period. Madrid improved after the break, but Barca took the lead just as the visitors had looked to be making some headway. The goal was all about Andres Iniesta, who played a fabulous defence-splitting ball through to Pedro for a clinical low finish from the Tenerife-born forward into Casillas' bottom right corner. Karanka then sent on Emmanuel Adebayor and Mesut Ozil for Kaka and Gonzalo Higuain as Madrid sought a more direct approach. Despite the goal, effectively little had changed: Madrid needed three to go through. It looked an impossible task, but some hope was restored as Marcelo levelled the scores on the night, firing home from close range after Di Maria had hit the post and then squared the rebound for his better-positioned team-mate. Adebayor threw his weight around up front after that and was arguably lucky to only pick up a late booking, but the Togo striker was left with an unenviable task as he fed off scraps against a Barca side happy to keep possession and run down the clock. There was a huge cheer just before the end as Eric Abidal came on to make his first appearance since returning from an operation to rumour a tumour from his liver in March. But there was an even bigger roar a couple of minutes later as the referee blew the final whistle to confirm Barca as Champions League finalists for the third time in six years. The Catalans will now look for a repeat of their 1992 triumph and a fourth European Cup success in total as they return to Wembley on May 28.

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