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  • Date:12 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Donblass Arena
  • Attendance:48,000
( agg 1 - 6 )
  • Messi (42)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Lionel Messi decides to take a short corner.

90mins

Yaroslav Rakitskiy challenges Lionel Messi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Da Silva Dani Alves produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

89mins

Da Silva Dani Alves fouled by Vasili Kobin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by da Silva Dani Alves.

88mins

Claro Adriano Correia concedes a free kick for a foul on Yaroslav Rakitskiy. Direct free kick taken by Rodrigues Jadson.

85mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vasili Kobin by Suarez Jeffren. Free kick taken by Andrei Pyatov.

84mins

Vyacheslav Shevchuk sends in a cross, Effort from inside the area by Marcelo Moreno misses to the right of the goal.

83mins

Javier Mascherano concedes a free kick for a foul on da Silva Willian. Da Silva Willian takes the direct free kick.

81mins

Rodriguez Pedro challenges Vyacheslav Shevchuk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vyacheslav Shevchuk restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Shot from inside the area by Rodriguez Pedro clears the bar.

80mins

Centre by da Silva Dani Alves, Shot by Lionel Messi. Save by Andrei Pyatov.

76mins

A cross is delivered by Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Vasili Kobin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

75mins

Suarez Jeffren comes on in place of David Villa. Luis Fernandinho joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tomas Hubschman. Rodrigues Jadson fouled by Claro Adriano Correia, the ref awards a free kick. Rodrigues Jadson takes the free kick.

74mins

Inswinging corner taken by da Silva Willian from the right by-line, Victor Valdes makes a comfortable save.

74mins

Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes a shot. Victor Valdes makes a fantastic save.

73mins

Foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan on Claro Adriano Correia, free kick awarded. Claro Adriano Correia takes the direct free kick.

71mins

The referee cautions Gabriel Milito for unsporting behaviour.

70mins

Gabriel Milito comes on in place of Gerard Pique. Vasili Kobin concedes a free kick for a foul on Claro Adriano Correia. Claro Adriano Correia takes the free kick.

68mins

Corner taken short by Rodriguez Pedro.

66mins

Hernandez Xavi goes off and Rodriguez Pedro comes on. Marcelo Moreno is brought on as a substitute for da Silva Luiz Adriano. Da Silva Luiz Adriano challenges Ibrahim Afellay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Claro Adriano Correia.

64mins

Vasili Kobin delivers the ball.

64mins

Corner taken right-footed by da Silva Willian.

63mins

The ball is swung over by Ibrahim Afellay, David Villa produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

60mins

Mykola Ischenko goes into the book. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mykola Ischenko on Lionel Messi. Hernandez Xavi restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Shot by Ibrahim Afellay. Andrei Pyatov makes a brilliant save. Effort from just outside the area by da Silva Dani Alves goes over the target.

58mins

Da Silva Eduardo replaces de Souza Douglas Costa. De Souza Douglas Costa crosses the ball. Vasili Kobin delivers the ball, Claro Adriano Correia makes a clearance. Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes a shot. Blocked by Gerard Pique. Inswinging corner taken by Rodrigues Jadson from the left by-line, clearance made by Gerard Pique.

56mins

The referee cautions Henrikh Mkhitaryan for unsporting behaviour. Henrikh Mkhitaryan challenges Sergio Busquets unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

55mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against de Souza Douglas Costa. Free kick taken by Victor Valdes.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hernandez Xavi by Mykola Ischenko. Free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

52mins

Yaroslav Rakitskiy fouled by David Villa, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Yaroslav Rakitskiy.

51mins

Vasili Kobin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ibrahim Afellay. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

50mins

Ibrahim Afellay sends in a cross, clearance made by Yaroslav Rakitskiy.

49mins

A cross is delivered by Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Gerard Pique makes a clearance.

49mins

The ball is swung over by da Silva Willian.

47mins

Foul by Vasili Kobin on Ibrahim Afellay, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Claro Adriano Correia.

46mins

Sergio Busquets fouled by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the ref awards a free kick. Lionel Messi takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Vasili Kobin delivers the ball, save by Victor Valdes.

46mins

Corner taken by Rodrigues Jadson, Gerard Pique makes a clearance.

45mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on da Silva Luiz Adriano by da Silva Dani Alves. Shot on goal comes in from Rodrigues Jadson from the free kick, save made by Victor Valdes.

44mins

The offside flag is raised against Lionel Messi. Andrei Pyatov takes the free kick.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by da Silva Luiz Adriano on Sergio Busquets. Sergio Busquets restarts play with the free kick.

43mins

Lionel Messi finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (1)-(6) 1 Barcelona.Assist on the goal came from da Silva Dani Alves.

42mins

Effort on goal by Ibrahim Afellay from 25 yards. Andrei Pyatov makes a save.

41mins

Foul by Seydou Keita on de Souza Douglas Costa, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by de Souza Douglas Costa.

39mins

Vyacheslav Shevchuk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on da Silva Dani Alves. Da Silva Dani Alves takes the direct free kick.

38mins

Tomas Hubschman concedes a free kick for a foul on David Villa. Da Silva Dani Alves restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Handball by Sergio Busquets. Yaroslav Rakitskiy takes the free kick.

35mins

Effort on goal by Lionel Messi from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

35mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Hernandez Xavi, clearance by Yaroslav Rakitskiy.

33mins

The ball is sent over by Ibrahim Afellay.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by da Silva Dani Alves on Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Direct free kick taken by Yaroslav Rakitskiy.

31mins

Shot by Lionel Messi. Save by Andrei Pyatov.

31mins

Claro Adriano Correia takes a shot. Yaroslav Rakitskiy gets a block in.

29mins

Seydou Keita takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

28mins

Shot by Lionel Messi. Save by Andrei Pyatov.

24mins

Centre by Vasili Kobin, Rodrigues Jadson takes a shot. Save by Victor Valdes.

22mins

Shot from just outside the area by Hernandez Xavi goes over the bar.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by da Silva Luiz Adriano on Claro Adriano Correia. Free kick taken by Victor Valdes.

18mins

Henrikh Mkhitaryan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

18mins

Centre by Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Claro Adriano Correia manages to make a clearance.

18mins

A cross is delivered by Ibrahim Afellay.

17mins

Short corner taken by Hernandez Xavi.

16mins

Vasili Kobin concedes a free kick for a foul on Claro Adriano Correia. Free kick taken by Seydou Keita.

14mins

Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes a shot. Comfortable save by Victor Valdes.

13mins

Vyacheslav Shevchuk produces a cross, Gerard Pique manages to make a clearance.

12mins

The ball is sent over by Vyacheslav Shevchuk. The referee penalises da Silva Luiz Adriano for handball. Free kick taken by Victor Valdes.

11mins

David Villa challenges Vyacheslav Shevchuk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Yaroslav Rakitskiy.

8mins

De Souza Douglas Costa takes a shot. Save made by Victor Valdes. De Souza Douglas Costa takes a shot. Short corner worked by da Silva Luiz Adriano. Blocked by Javier Mascherano.

8mins

Da Silva Luiz Adriano challenges David Villa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.

7mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan by Seydou Keita. Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes the free kick.

5mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Villa on Yaroslav Rakitskiy. Andrei Pyatov restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Vyacheslav Shevchuk delivers the ball, blocked by Javier Mascherano.

3mins

Seydou Keita gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Direct free kick taken by Vyacheslav Shevchuk.

1mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vyacheslav Shevchuk on David Villa. Da Silva Dani Alves takes the free kick.

1mins

Unfair challenge on da Silva Dani Alves by Henrikh Mkhitaryan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by da Silva Dani Alves.

Match Preview

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano remains confident his team can still reach the semi-finals of the Champions League despite needing to produce one of European football's greatest comebacks to get past Barcelona.

Shakhtar go into the quarter-final second leg at the Donbass Arena trailing 5-1 from last week's first meeting at the Nou Camp, and it will need something special to prevent 2006 and 2009 European champions Barca from going though.

Only three clubs before have managed to overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit in UEFA competition. However, Luiz Adriano, who hit the post in the first leg and also spurned an early one-on-one with Victor Valdes as Shakhtar caused their hosts a number of problems going forward, is not giving the tie up for lost just yet.

When asked if Shakhtar's objective was to just win the game or still to get through to the last four, the Brazilian said on www.sport.es: "Without doubt it's to get to the semi-finals, it can't be anything else.

"If it's not like that, why are we going out to play? Every game has it's own story and if Barca beat us 5-1 at their home, we can also win here 5-1, or by 4-0. There are still 90 minutes left and the team is convinced we can still dream (about getting through). We want to continue making history."

Regarding his side's first leg performance, Luiz Adriano, who turns 24 on Tuesday, said: "The truth is that we didn't have a bad game, but we didn't make the most of the many chances we had. I myself could have scored at least two goals but had no luck, while in contrast Barca were more effective."

Until this weekend, Shakhtar also had their remarkable home record to give them confidence as they prepared to face Pep Guardiola's men. Shakhtar had not been beaten at home in any competition since October 2008 - a run of 55 matches - before slumping to a shock 1-0 defeat to 10-man Obolon Kyiv on Saturday.

It was also the Ukrainian champions' first loss at the Donbass Arena, which they moved to in September 2009, having previously won 32 of 35 matches there.

While Mircea Lucescu's side were tasting a rare home defeat, Barca moved a step closer to retaining their Primera Division title this weekend with a 3-1 win over Almeria at the Nou Camp. That left the Catalan giants eight points clear of second-placed Real Madrid with only seven games to go.

Barca and Madrid meet at the Bernabeu this weekend in a mouth-watering clash that could be the first of four meetings between the big two in a matter of weeks - providing both clubs get through their Champions League quarter-finals.

That looks set to be the case, with Madrid holding a 4-0 advantage over Tottenham in their tie, but Barca winger Pedro Rodriguez is remaining cautious. The Spain international, who scored a 115th-minute winner as Barca beat Shakhtar to win the 2009 UEFA Super Cup, said: "The Donetsk game is very difficult. They have fast players and a very good defence, but we need to go there to win.

"If we don't look to do that then we know that it will be a complicated game because of the great team that Shakhtar have. Even though we are going there with a good result behind us, it will be tremendously tough. The match is 90 minutes and anything could happen.

"In the Copa del Rey what happened against Real Betis shows we cannot be over-confident."

In that recent cup game, Barca won the first leg 5-0 but had a nervous time of it in the return meeting as they found themselves 2-0 down after seven minutes and 3-1 down at half-time, although Betis could not make any further inroads in the second half.

Formation:4231Manager: Mircea Lucescu

Shakhtar Donetsk

Formation: 433Manager: Josep Guardiola

Barcelona

  • Andrei Pyatov
  • Vasili Kobin
  • Mykola Ischenko
  • Yaroslav Rakitskiy
  • Vyacheslav Shevchuk
  • Tomas Hubschman
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  • de Souza Douglas Costa
  • Rodrigues Jadson
  • da Silva Willian
  • da Silva Luiz Adriano
  • SUBS
  • Rustam Khudzamov
  • Luis Fernandinho
  • Da Silva Eduardo
  • Oleksiy Gai
  • Santos Alex Teixeira
  • Sergiy Kryvtsov
  • Marcelo Moreno

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Match Report

Barca cruise into last four Barcelona secured their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League and a probable showdown with arch rivals Real Madrid after completing a 1-0 win Shakhtar Donetsk. Leading 5-1 from last week's quarter-final first leg at the Nou Camp, Barca weathered an early storm at the Donbass Arena before netting what would prove to be the only goal of the night through Lionel Messi just before half-time. That was the FIFA Ballon d'Or winner's 48th competitive goal of what has been an incredible season and ensured there would be no slip-up by Pep Guardiola's side, who will meet Madrid in the last four unless Tottenham can overhaul a 4-0 deficit. The result was also the ideal preparation for Barca ahead of Saturday's `El Clasico' against Madrid at the Bernabeu, where the Catalan club defend an eight-point lead at the top of the Primera Division standings. Shakhtar had history against them coming into the clash with only three clubs ever having previously managed to overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit in UEFA competition, while on Saturday the Ukrainian champions suffered their first home defeat since October 2008 after going down 1-0 to 10-man Obolon Kyiv. Despite that loss though, Shakhtar still boasted a hugely impressive record at the Donbass Arena, where they had won 32 of 35 matches since moving there in September 2009, and Mircea Lucescu's side were determined not to give Barca an easy ride. Knowing how critical an early goal could be, Shakhtar started in determined fashion and they created a great opening in the eighth minute when Jadson's clever pass put Douglas in, but he could not beat Victor Valdes, who did superbly to block at his near post. The home side continued to push and Jadsen had two efforts which, fortunately for Barca, were straight at Valdes. Barca stayed calm though, and soon enough they were causing problems for the Shakhtar defence. Messi and Ibrahim Afellay both saw well-struck efforts saved by Andrei Pyatov, while Adriano had a shot cleared off the line by Yaroslav Rakitskiy. Messi then spurned a magnificent chance in the 31st minute when faced with just Pyatov to beat. However, although the Shakhtar goalkeeper came out on top on that occasion, he was left grasping at thin air 12 minutes later when Messi put Barca ahead with his ninth goal in this season's Champions League. The Argentina international received a return pass from Dani Alves on the edge of the Shakhtar area before making his way into the box and, after riding a challenge, fired a low shot inside Pyatov's near post. That goal wiped out Shakhtar's away strike from the first leg and all but ended any slim hopes they had of creating a huge upset. However, the home side refused to give up and they almost drew level on the stroke of half-time with a Jadsen free-kick that Valdes did well to tip over. Shakhtar kept up their hunt for an equaliser after the break, but they also left themselves at risk of being hit on the counter-attack and Barca nearly doubled their lead in the 58th minute through Afellay. A fine run from Messi ripped open the Shakhtar defence and, after he had laid the ball off to Afellay, it needed a fine diving save from Pyatov to deny the Dutchman. Valdes produced an even better stop in the 73rd minute to keep out Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who had spun well on the edge of the box but saw his rasping drive brilliantly parried over one-handed by the Barca number one. Shakhtar's final chance to salvage a draw fell to substitute Marcelo Moreno, but he volleyed wide from six yards out after flinging himself at Vyacheslav Shevchuk's superb right-wing cross and Barca were able to celebrate the victory.

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