Wednesday March 17, 2010 Last 16 Finished Camp Nou

FC Barcelona 4 - 0 VfB Stuttgart

  • Messi 13’, 60’
  • Pedro 22’
  • Bojan 89’

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  1. Barca swagger past Stuttgart

    Barca swagger past Stuttgart

    An imperious Lionel Messi inspired holders Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Stuttgart in their Champions League last-16 tie at the Nou Camp. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • FC Barcelona
    • VfB Stuttgart
    • 90+3' The full-time whistle goes at the Nou Camp, and Barcelona have been utterly imperious as they seal their progression to the quarter-finals courtesy of a stunning brace from Messi, and strikes from Pedro and Bojan - what a performance from the holders! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+1' Stuttgart keep the ball in their half, and that says it all really as the German side look to damage limitation.
    • 90' Three minutes will be added at the end of this second half with Barcelona on a different planet!
    • 89' GOAL!!!!!! BOJAN MAKES IT FOUR! Ibrahimovic slides a crisp through ball into the substitute Bojan's path, and the forward scores with his first touch with a clinical finish to beat Lehmann!
    • 88' Bojan comes on to replace Iniesta, and that is Guardiola's full allocation of replacements.
    • 87' Messi jinks through three challenges as he skips into the Stuttgart box, but his shot drifts narrowly wide!
    • 86' Ibrahimovic is desperate to make an impact in this second half, but he cannot quite get into the match.
    • 85' It is all Barcelona as Alves continues to maraude down the right flank at will.
    • 84' Puyol thumps the ball down the line to Alves, and he is fouled by the retreating Cacau.
    • 83' Pedro flies down the right for the hosts, but Molinaro makes an impeccable challenge to dispossess him.
    • 82' Valdes looks very unconvincing coming for a high ball in his box, but the referee comes to his rescue as the ball runs loose.
    • 81' Hleb is fouled heavily by Toure, and the midfielder is not at all happy!
    • 80' It is one-way traffic once more as Iniesta steals in to fire a low shot straight at Lehmann, but he was narrowly offside in the process.
    • 79' Henry is taken off to a rapturous reception as Gabriel Milito is introduced.
    • 78' Ibrahimovic is ruled offside as Iniesta slides a neat ball through, and that was very tight.
    • 77' Henry rises powerfully to meet Alves's cross from the right, but he puts his header wide.
    • 76' Valdes shepherds the ball out for a goal kick showing good composure as Cacau is denied a good opening.
    • 75' Hleb is a very frustrated figure in midfield for Stuttgart, and he is bundled off the ball again by Toure.
    • 74' Toure is clattered from behind by Khedira and the referee plays a good advantage, but Ibrahimovic's touch evades him.
    • 73' Trasch whips over a testing delivery from the left, but Barcelona clear through Puyol.
    • 72' Alves rises high to head wide from Iniesta's cross, and that was another slick move.
    • 71' Messi takes a through ball from Alves down into his stride with consummate ease, but his shot is blocked away by Delpierre.
    • 70' Molinaro has looked bright all game for the visitors, and he brings a fine challenge out of Pique with a brisk run down the left.
    • 69' Marica is introduced for Stuttgart, but there is frankly nothing Christian Gross can really do to stem Barcelona's dominance.
    • 67' Pedro skips down the right and drifts over a pinpoint cross to Messi, but this time the Argentine is thwarted by a stunning save down low to his left by Lehmann!
    • 65' Busquets is the man to make way as Ibrahimovic finally makes his belated entrance.
    • 64' Ibrahimovic looks set to be introduced as the Swede strips off down on the touchline.
    • 63' Pedro brings the ball down the right at pace for the hosts, and Barcelona are buoyant as they lead 3-0!
    • 61' Busquets is limping heavily on halfway, and play is held up as he recieves treatment.
    • 60' GOAL!!!!! MESSI IS UNSTOPPABLE! Messi grabs his fourth goal in seven Champions League matches with a swift swivel and shot to beat Lehmann at his near post!
    • 59' Toure and Khedira collide heavily on halfway and both players go down, but look to be okay as they get to their feet gingerly.
    • 57' Lehmann bides his time at the back before finally punting a long ball upfield, but Toure regains possession for the hosts.
    • 56' Messi darts down the left once more, but Delpierre holds his ground superbly to clear as the cross comes over for Henry.
    • 55' Messi surges down teh left and finds Toure, but the midfielder drags his shot narrowly wide of the far post!
    • 53' Niedermeler is booked for a very robust challenge on Messi, and that was very clumsy.
    • 52' Toure and Iniesta exchange passes in midfield as the hosts refuse to relinquish their dominance.
    • 51' Stuttgart are sitting even deeper than they were in the first half, and Barcelona are cruising.
    • 49' The atmosphere is slightly subdued, but only due to Barcelona looking so comfortable in this second half.
    • 48' Puyol and Iniesta combine as Barcelona move forward at pace once more from their own half.
    • 47' Alves brings the ball down the right for Barcelona, and Messi is tugged back by Trasch but to no reward.
    • 46' The second half is underway, and Celozzi is replaced by Timo Gebhart at the break by Christian Gross in the only change.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at the Nou Camp, and Barcelona lead Stuttgart 2-0 in this second leg with goals from the irrepressible Lionel Messi, and Pedro!
    • 45' Just one minute will be added at the end of this first half, and Kuzmanovic drives the free-kick harmlessly into the wall.
    • 44' Henry hauls down Hleb in the Barcelona half, and Stuttgart have a dangerous free-kick...
    • 43' Hleb finds Trasch outwide, but the midfielder's cross is a tame one and Barcelona can clear.
    • 42' Lehmann is booked for time-wasting, and that was entirely unnecessary!
    • 41' Henry feels as though he was tugged back by Delpierre, but he is kidding nobody as the referee waves play on disdainfully.
    • 40' Puyol wins a towering header at the back for the hosts, and Guardiola is delighted on the touchline.
    • 39' Molinaro is furious with the referee as he is somehow penalised for being pushed off the ball by Busquets - bizarre!
    • 38' The Brazilian drives the set-piece low, but it drifts away from the Lehmann's far post.
    • 37' Busquets wins a free kick with some fine control on his chest in the Stuttgart half. Alves will take this....
    • 36' Henry is penalised for an over-zealous challenge on Trasch, and Stuttgart have a moment's respite.
    • 35' Messi takes the ball down superbly in the Stuttgart half, and there is no stopping the diminutive forward.
    • 34' Maxwell releases Iniesta down the left, but the midfielder for once gives the ball away as Niedermeler intervenes.
    • 33' More slick passing from Barcelona leaves Stuttgart pegged firmly back in their half, and this is just relentless from the hosts.
    • 32' Pogrebnyak fouls Puyol, and the defender applauds the referee to acknowledge the decision.
    • 31' Toure and Messi combine in midfield as the hosts build, and Stuttgart are having to work very hard.
    • 30' Barcelona keep the ball patiently in their half once more, and the atmosphere is very relaxed at the Nou Camp now.
    • 29' Puyol does well to evade Cacau as the defender forces his way down the right at pace past the forward.
    • 28' Molinaro gets down the left, clearly fed up of simply marking Messi, but the move peters out poorly.
    • 27' Messi does superbly to dispossess Hleb, but the Argentine is penalised for his challenge - that was pretty harsh.
    • 26' Khedira slides a neat ball through to Cacau, but the striker does not read the pass and the opening is wasted.
    • 25' Henry attempts a Hollywood pass from the right which narrowly misses Pedro, but that was a great effort.
    • 23' Xavi looks on as Barcelona keep the ball in their half with consummate ease.
    • 22' GOAL!!!!! PEDRO MAKES IT TWO! Another sumptuous move from the hosts, ends with Messi dinking a precise ball through to Toure down the left, and Pedro is on hand to tap home from close range! Barca are coasting!
    • 21' Cacau is penalised for jostling with Alves in the Barca box, and the German side do not look threatening.
    • 20' As if to embellish the point, Maxwell charges into the Stuttgart box and takes a tumble from Toure's through ball.
    • 19' Maxwell is playing very far forward for the hosts down the left, but Stuttgart are unable to capitalise on the space available.
    • 18' Alves sees a lot of the ball out on the right for Barcelona, but Molinaro stands his ground well.
    • 17' Valdes springs up to claim a cross from Trasch, and Barcelona can break down the left.
    • 15' The atmosphere is suddenly improved ten fold as Barcelona defend in their half.
    • 13' GOAL!!!!! MESSI PICKS OUT THE TOP CORNER WITH A STUNNER! Barcelona lead 1-0, and it is all thanks to Messi! The Argentine cuts inside from the right at pace before unfurling a stunning left-footed strike which arrows into the top corner!
    • 12' Barcelona keep the ball mesmerically in their half as Stuttgart sit off, looking to soak up the pressure.
    • 11' Lehmann changes his gloves at the back of his goal, and that is clearly why the German has fumbled three shots in the first 10 minutes!
    • 10' Alves looks to get down the right at pace, but Maxwell's raking pass outwide is slightly misplaced.
    • 9' Messi drives a speculative shot from range which Lehmann clings on to at his near post.
    • 7' Barcelona attack through Messi down the right as Stuttgart are pushed back in their half after that brief foray.
    • 6' Pogrebnyak looks to be through on goal, only for Alves to zip across and swiftly intervene - great defending!
    • 5' Maxwell challenges Celozzi, and Stuttgart are awarded a free-kick on halfway.
    • 4' Iniesta jinks inside from the left as Barcelona continue to dominate possession early on, before Pedro drags a low shot wide of the near post!
    • 3' Busquets releases Henry down the left, and the forward drives a fierce shot towards the near post which Lehmann spills away for a corner.
    • 2' Pique sprays the ball around at the back for Barcelona, and the hosts break down the left.
    • 1' The first half is underway at the Nou Camp, and Barcelona kick us off and stroke the ball around patiently at the back.
    • - What do you think of Ibrahimovic being confined to the substitutes' bench with Thierry Henry preferred up front? Post your views below!
    • - The teams are in at the Nou Camp! The referee for this evening's encounter is Alain Hamer of Luxembourg.
    • - Barcelona: Valdes, Dani Alves, Pique, Puyol, Maxwell, Busquets, Toure Yaya, Iniesta, Messi, Henry, Pedro. Subs: Pinto, Marquez, Ibrahimovic, Bojan, Keita, Milito, Jeffren Take a browse of everything Barcelona
    • - Stuttgart: Lehmann, Celozzi, Niedermaier, Delpierre, Molinaro, Trasch, Kuzmanovic, Khedira, Hleb, Cacau, Pogrebniak. Subs: Stolz, Osorio, Boulahrouz, Marica, Gebhart, Rudy, Hilbert
    • - Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted a precious second-half equaliser for Barcelona as the holders snatched a 1-1 draw in the first leg against a plucky Stuttgart. Read the full report from the first leg by clicking here!
    • - What do you think the score will be this evening? Follow all the action from 19:45 UK time, and in the meantime post your predictions for the score of tonight's match in the comments section below!
    • - Asko thinks Barcelona will prevail 2-0 courtesy of goals from Iniesta and Pedro, while P S predicts the same scoreline with a brace from Lionel Messi. Ahmed, meanwhile, believes Stuttgart will win through after penalties following a second 1-1 draw!
    • - Barcelona's objective is to try and match Manchester United's recent consistency in the Champions League, coach Pep Guardiola has said. "It's a marvellous challenge to try and be one of the best eight sides in Europe and to emulate Manchester United, who last year became the only recent champions to make the quarter-finals the following season," Guardiola said. Read more from Pep by clicking here
    • - FACTS: Stuttgart have never failed to score in their seven Champions League games this season. They are the most prolific side in the opening 15 minutes, a period during which they have scored four goals in this season's tournament.
    • - FACTS: Barcelona have won two Champions League trophies in the last four seasons. Pep Guardiola's side have completed 89% of passes, the best ratio in the Champions League this season. The three players who have completed the most passes in the final third are all Catalan: Xavi (273), Andres Iniesta (169) and Lionel Messi (159). Read more match facts ahead of tonight's game here!
    • - FACTS: Stuttgart have failed to win any of their last 11 European games against Spanish opposition (seven defeats, four draws). The German side has never made it past the last 16 stage of the Champions League.
    • - FACTS: Barcelona have won only four of their last 11 Champions League games, never scoring more than two goals in each of those games. The Catalans have won their last eight Champions League games against German opposition at the Nou Camp.
    • - STUTTGART TEAM NEWS: "It is absolutely possible that we can put in a performance over 90 minutes in Barcelona as we did in the first 45 minutes of the first leg (a 1-1 draw in Germany)," Stuttgart coach Christian Gross said. "A win over Barcelona would be the greatest success in my career as a coach to date."
    • - STUTTGART TEAM NEWS: Stuttgart include French centre-half Mathieu Delpierre after he was banned for the 2-1 Bundesliga defeat to Schalke. Germany U21 defender Stefano Celozzi has returned to full training following illness.
    • - BARCA TEAM NEWS: They will be without midfielder Xavi though, after he damaged a calf muscle in his right leg. Mali midfielder Seydou Keita passed a late fitness test, however, and is available. Thierry Henry, whose desire has been questioned by coach Pep Guardiola, is expected to start in place of Bojan, with assistant coach Tito Vilanova telling Sport: "When Henry is motivated, he brings a lot to the team." MORE HERE!
    • - BARCA TEAM NEWS: Barcelona welcome back striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the Champions League last-16 second leg against Stuttgart at the Camp Nou. France defender Eric Abidal is back training after injury but is not match fit, so Brazilian Maxwell is set to deputise at left-back.
    • - DISCIPLINARY SITUATION: Misses next match if booked - BARCELONA: Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique; STUTTGART: Timo Gebhart.
  • Summary

    • 89' GOAL!!!!!! BOJAN MAKES IT FOUR! Ibrahimovic slides a crisp through ball into the substitute Bojan's path, and the forward scores with his first touch with a clinical finish to beat Lehmann!
    • 87' Messi jinks through three challenges as he skips into the Stuttgart box, but his shot drifts narrowly wide!
    • 67' Pedro skips down the right and drifts over a pinpoint cross to Messi, but this time the Argentine is thwarted by a stunning save down low to his left by Lehmann!
    • 60' GOAL!!!!! MESSI IS UNSTOPPABLE! Messi grabs his fourth goal in seven Champions League matches with a swift swivel and shot to beat Lehmann at his near post!
    • 55' Messi surges down teh left and finds Toure, but the midfielder drags his shot narrowly wide of the far post!
    • 22' GOAL!!!!! PEDRO MAKES IT TWO! Another sumptuous move from the hosts, ends with Messi dinking a precise ball through to Toure down the left, and Pedro is on hand to tap home from close range! Barca are coasting!
    • 13' GOAL!!!!! MESSI PICKS OUT THE TOP CORNER WITH A STUNNER! Barcelona lead 1-0, and it is all thanks to Messi! The Argentine cuts inside from the right at pace before unfurling a stunning left-footed strike which arrows into the top corner!
    • 6' Pogrebnyak looks to be through on goal, only for Alves to zip across and swiftly intervene - great defending!
    • - DISCIPLINARY SITUATION: Misses next match if booked - BARCELONA: Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique; STUTTGART: Timo Gebhart.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • Víctor Valdés
      • Dani Alves
      • G. Piqué
      • C. Puyol
      • Maxwell
      • Y. Touré
      • S. Busquets Substitution Out (66′)
      • A. Iniesta Substitution Out (88′)
      • Pedro Goal
      • T. Henry Substitution Out (78′)
      • L. Messi Goals×2

      Subs

      • R. Márquez
      • J. Pinto
      • Z. Ibrahimovic Substitution In66′
      • S. Keita
      • G. Milito Substitution In78′
      • Jeffrén
      • Bojan Substitution In88′ Goal
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Lehmann Yellow Card
      • S. Celozzi Substitution Out (45′)
      • G. Niedermeier
      • M. Delpierre
      • C. Molinaro
      • Z. Kuzmanovic Yellow Card
      • S. Khedira
      • C. Träsch
      • A. Hleb
      • Cacau
      • P. Pogrebnyak Yellow Card Substitution Out (70′)

      Subs

      • R. Osorio
      • R. Hilbert
      • A. Stolz
      • S. Rudy
      • K. Boulahrouz
      • C. Marica Substitution In70′
      • T. Gebhart Substitution In45′
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