Wednesday April 6, 2011 Quarter-final Finished Camp Nou

FC Barcelona 5 - 1 Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Iniesta 2’
  • Dani Alves 34’
  • Piqué 53’
  • Keita 60’
  • Xavi 86’
  • Rakytskyy 59’

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  1. Barca destroy Shakhtar

    Barca destroy Shakhtar

    Barcelona assumed total control of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Shakhtar Donetsk with a 5-1 win at the Nou Camp. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • FC Barcelona
    • Shakhtar Donetsk
    • 90'+2 There goes the final whistle! And Barca head to Donetsk with a 5-1 advantage! And the prospect of a Clasico in the Champions League semi-final looms large!
    • 90' Off goes Iniesta and on comes Affelay.
    • 87' Shakhtar may boast a proud home record but surely this is too much for them...
    • 86' GOAL! Xavi makes it five for Barca! And that should be that! Alves is the architect on the right, stepping over to confuse Rat before crossing for Xavi, who is left with the simple task of sidefooting home! 5-1!
    • 84' Had Adriano's effort gone in, that really would have given the visitors some hope heading back to Ukraine.
    • 83' Hubschman is replaced by Eduardo as Shakhtar make another change...
    • 82' Oooh! Off the post by Luiz Adriano! He somehow hits the inside of the upright from the tightest of angles... Valdes, who is prone on the floor, turns around and claims the ball as it flies back towards him!
    • 80' Pedro is involved for the first time as the ball finds its way to Iniesta... but his shot flies well over the bar! That could easily have been a fifth!
    • 77' Barca make another change as Maxwell replaces Adriano.
    • 76' Fernandinho piles in again and this time he will see yellow.
    • 75' Willian is taken off now as Alex Teixeira comes on to replace him.
    • 73' Alves steps up to take it, but it's poor from the Brazilian and the ball sails into the stand behind Pyatov's goal.
    • 72' Another free-kick as Fernandinho trips Messi on the edge of the box. Barca now have a great chance to strike at goal..
    • 70' And Barca also make a change: Villa off, Pedro on.
    • 69' Time for the first change of the night as Fernandinho replaces Jadson.
    • 68' They win a corner now, but nothing comes of it.
    • 67' The Ukrainian side are certainly looking to find another...
    • 66' Barca may be 4-1 up, but considering Shakhtar's home form, another away goal for them now would again change the complexion of the game.
    • 65' Here's another booking as Rakitskiy is shown yellow for a foul on Villa.
    • 62' Pyatov is forced into tipping over the bar, as Barca regain their composure after that crazy couple of minutes.
    • 60' GOAL! Well, it won't change much as Keita hammers in a fourth for Barca less than a minute later! What a strike, right into the top left hand corner!
    • 59' GOAL! Barca are made to pay as Srna's free-kick is helped on its way into the back of the net by Rakitskiy! That could change everything!
    • 58' Iniesta refuses to get his yards and he's booked. He will now miss the second leg - stupid.
    • 57' Mascherano brings down Srna and the visitors have a chance to swing over a free-kick.
    • 56' That was Pique's second in as many games, having netting the winner against Villarreal at the weekend.
    • 54' Well, that should be that for tonight, but a Shakhtar goal would still make this tie very interesting indeed.
    • 53' GOAL! Pique makes it three! It's a beautifully worked corner... the defender drops back towards the penalty spot before lashing a first-time shot towards goal. It takes a deflection, but they all count! And Barca have a three-goal advantage now!
    • 52' Xavi takes the resulting free-kick but it's straight at Pyatov.
    • 51' Rat goes into the book for a trip on Alves - and the Romanian will now miss the second leg.
    • 50' Messi's first touch here, on the other hand, is exceptional and he is able to get a shot off on goal... it's straight at Pyatov though, and the keeper gratefully claims.
    • 49' And then Adriano's touch lets him down as he looks to control a cross towards the back post!
    • 48' Hubschman nearly finds a killer pass through for Adriano... it doesn't come off this time.
    • 47' No changes to tell you about at the break. It's as you were.
    • 46' Here we go again! Back under way at the Nou Camp!
    • 45'+1 There goes the half-time whistle and it's Barca who head into the dressing rooms with their noses in front, thanks to goals by Iniesta and Alves.
    • 44' Great challenge by Rakitskiy on Villa. That can be described as hard, but fair. Villa stays down holding his shoulder for a moment.
    • 43' Mkhitaryan clips Iniesta to prompt a chorus of boos from the stands...
    • 42' Luiz Adriano nearly gets on the end of an early ball in by Douglas Costa! But still no breakthrough for the Ukrainians.
    • 41' Messi plays Alves through with a fantastic ball... but the Brazilian can't make anything of his advanced position this time.
    • 40' Keita shows some silky skills to get away from his man in the middle of the park...
    • 39' Barca have enjoyed 65 per cent of possession so far.
    • 38' Messi, of all people, gets in a handy challenge on Srna to break up a Shakhtar attack...
    • 37' Lionel Messi has fired in 20 shots on target, more than any other player in the Champions League this season.
    • 36' And Barca should be able to relax a little now. They certainly needed a second goal, considering Shakhtar's threat going forward.
    • 35' That was a simply brilliant goal... route one stuff, but perfectly executed.
    • 34' GOAL! Barca go two up thanks to Dani Alves! Iniesta sends a long ball over the top to Alves who controls brilliantly to take him past the advancing Pyatov before he slots home into an empty net!
    • 33' Great ball from Xavi finds Adriano on the front foot on the Barca left... but the Shakhtar defence holds firm this time.
    • 32' Villa plays the ball to Alves out wide, but this time the move comes to nothing.
    • 31' Barcelona have allowed their opponents fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Champions League.
    • 30' A moment of indecision from Pique nearly lets Luiz Adriano in again! He gets away with it this time, but the visitors' threat is still very much appparent.
    • 29' Villa looks to make some space for a shot on the edge of the area... but his eventual effort is rather tame.
    • 28' Douglas Costa does well to get to the by-line before centring! But Busquets is there will a crucial interception!
    • 27' Barce have completed 204 passes already to Shaktar's 66. That's what they do.
    • 26' Villa fires a shot just wide of Pyatov's upright from outside the box! Barca are starting to really threaten now.
    • 25' Messi jinks through the Shakhtar defence before laying the ball off for Alves! But the Brazilian opts not to shoot, instead dinking a cross over... but it's over everyone's heads!
    • 24' Xavi swings it across... Busquets flicks it on at the near post... it falls for Pique! But the defender's control lets him down and the chance goes begging!
    • 23' Villa, who hasn't scored for six games, wins a corner now...
    • 22' Mascherano is unhappy with Jadson's challenge here... but there was no malice in it at all and the Argentine just seems to be picking a fight with the Brazilian... funny, that...
    • 21' The team that has knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League in the last seven seasons has gone on to lose their next knockout match. It's not looking that way at the moment, but interesting anyway.
    • 20' Twenty minutes gone and Barca have edged the opening to the game, although Shakhtar pose a clear threat on the break.
    • 19' Messi! Ooh! He attempts to dink over the keeper but Pyatov is too tall and simply plucks the ball out of the air!
    • 18' Messi steps up... ooh! He gets it up over the wall but it curls inches past the post!
    • 17' Barca win a free-kick 35 yards out, dead centre. There could be trouble here.
    • 16' Anyway, it's been a cracking start to the game! Plenty of action at both ends so far.
    • 15' Going back to that Alves mistake - it really was a howler. Best right-back in the world? Not on that kind of form.
    • 14' Straight down to the other end and Messi shows his class with a trademark mazy run into the box... his shot is deflected behind for a corner!
    • 13' Terrible mistake by Alves! He plays an awful back pass which Valdes is forced to clear under real pressure from Adriano! But the ball falls kindly to Willian who fires a first time shot over the bar!
    • 12' Ooh! Adriano has bags of pace as he moves clear of Busquets... he's in on goal but his prod goes just the wrong side of the post!
    • 10' Srna takes a dive in his own box! Odd...
    • 9' Shakhtar again cause a few problems at the back for Barca as Luiz Adriano is played through! But his second touch lets him down... Pep Guardiola was right when he warned before the game against complacency.
    • 8' Barca build from the back once again with Poque firing the ball forward... it reaches Villa who takes a tumble in the box.. no foul though.
    • 7' So, signs that the visitors can cause problems on the attack.
    • 6' Willian sears past Dani Alves on the Shakhtar left before delivering a cross that Valdes is forced to deal with!
    • 5' Barca, as expected, as keeping possession well at the moment, stroking the ball around in typical fashion.
    • 4' Barcelona have allowed their opponents fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Champions League.
    • 3' What a start for Barca! But that could be a real dagger through the heart for the Ukrainian side.
    • 2' GOAL! Barca take the lead with not even two minutes on the clock! Iniesta finishes coolly inside the near post after the ball finds him rather fortuitously from Messi's pass looking for Villa was deflected!
    • 1' Mkhitaryan hares into the Barca box but loses his footing as he looks to angle in on goal! No real penalty shouts and rightly so.
    • 1' Here we go! Under way in Barcelona!
    • 19:40 Here come the teams onto the Nou Camp pitch! Barca in their usual blaugrana, Shakhtar in all white tonight.
    • 19:35 Barca head into this one as favourites, understandably so, but Shakhtar are more than capable of an upset with their Brazilian contingent - there's six of them tonight.
    • 19:30 Of course, there's another game on the agenda tonight, with Chelsea taking on Manchester United in a repeat of the 2008 final. Follow that game here
    • 19:25 For Shakhtar, former Barcelona defender Dmytro Chygrynskiy misses out with an ankle injury so Mykola Ishchenko plays. Fernandinho returns to the bench after a seven month absence while Brazilian trio Jadson, Douglas Costa and Luiz Adriano all start.
    • 19:20 So, the big news is that despite doubts over his fitness, Lionel Messi starts for Barca. But there is no Carles Puyol at the back for the Spanish giants, so Sergio Busquets plays at centre-half alongside Gerard Pique.
    • 19:15 And tonight's referee is Craig Thomson (Scotland).
    • 19:10 TEAMS: BARCELONA: Valdes, Dani Alves, Pique, Busquets, Adriano Correia, Xavi, Mascherano, Keita, Villa, Iniesta, Messi. Subs: Mino, Bojan, Pedro, Milito, Maxwell, Afellay, Thiago /// SHAKHTAR DONETSK: Pyatov, Srna, Ischenko, Rakitskiy, Rat, Hubschman, Mkhitaryan, Douglas Costa, Jadson, Willian, Luiz Adriano. Subs: Khudzamov, Fernandinho, Eduardo, Kobin, Stepanenko, Alex Teixeira, Chyzhov
    • 19:05 Shakhtar have a decent pedigree against Barca, running them close in the European Super Cup in 2009 and stealing a 3-2 win at the Nou Camp the last time they met in the Champions League group stages late in 2008.
    • 19:00 Barca head into the game off the back of a hard-fought away win at Villarreal as they went eight points clear of Real Madrid in La Liga. Barca battle to win to go eight clear
    • 18:55 Shakhtar meanwhile comprehensively outclassed Roma to reach the final eight. Rampant Shakhtar progress
    • 18:50 La Liga leaders Barca booked their place in the last eight with a 4-3 aggregate victory over Arsenal. Barca outclass Gunners
    • 18:45 Barcelona welcome Shakhtar Donetsk to the Nou Camp for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.
  • Summary

    • 86' GOAL! Xavi makes it five for Barca! And that should be that! Alves is the architect on the right, stepping over to confuse Rat before crossing for Xavi, who is left with the simple task of sidefooting home! 5-1!
    • 82' Oooh! Off the post by Luiz Adriano! He somehow hits the inside of the upright from the tightest of angles... Valdes, who is prone on the floor, turns around and claims the ball as it flies back towards him!
    • 80' Pedro is involved for the first time as the ball finds its way to Iniesta... but his shot flies well over the bar! That could easily have been a fifth!
    • 60' GOAL! Well, it won't change much as Keita hammers in a fourth for Barca less than a minute later! What a strike, right into the top left hand corner!
    • 59' GOAL! Barca are made to pay as Srna's free-kick is helped on its way into the back of the net by Rakitskiy! That could change everything!
    • 53' GOAL! Pique makes it three! It's a beautifully worked corner... the defender drops back towards the penalty spot before lashing a first-time shot towards goal. It takes a deflection, but they all count! And Barca have a three-goal advantage now!
    • 34' GOAL! Barca go two up thanks to Dani Alves! Iniesta sends a long ball over the top to Alves who controls brilliantly to take him past the advancing Pyatov before he slots home into an empty net!
    • 25' Messi jinks through the Shakhtar defence before laying the ball off for Alves! But the Brazilian opts not to shoot, instead dinking a cross over... but it's over everyone's heads!
    • 19' Messi! Ooh! He attempts to dink over the keeper but Pyatov is too tall and simply plucks the ball out of the air!
    • 18' Messi steps up... ooh! He gets it up over the wall but it curls inches past the post!
    • 13' Terrible mistake by Alves! He plays an awful back pass which Valdes is forced to clear under real pressure from Adriano! But the ball falls kindly to Willian who fires a first time shot over the bar!
    • 12' Ooh! Adriano has bags of pace as he moves clear of Busquets... he's in on goal but his prod goes just the wrong side of the post!
    • 2' GOAL! Barca take the lead with not even two minutes on the clock! Iniesta finishes coolly inside the near post after the ball finds him rather fortuitously from Messi's pass looking for Villa was deflected!
    • 19:10 TEAMS: BARCELONA: Valdes, Dani Alves, Pique, Busquets, Adriano Correia, Xavi, Mascherano, Keita, Villa, Iniesta, Messi. Subs: Mino, Bojan, Pedro, Milito, Maxwell, Afellay, Thiago /// SHAKHTAR DONETSK: Pyatov, Srna, Ischenko, Rakitskiy, Rat, Hubschman, Mkhitaryan, Douglas Costa, Jadson, Willian, Luiz Adriano. Subs: Khudzamov, Fernandinho, Eduardo, Kobin, Stepanenko, Alex Teixeira, Chyzhov

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • FC Barcelona

    Manager: Josep Guardiola

  • Shakhtar Donetsk

    Manager: Mircea Lucescu

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • Víctor Valdés
      • Dani Alves Goal
      • S. Busquets
      • G. Piqué Goal
      • A. Correia Substitution Out (77′)
      • J. Mascherano
      • Xavi Goal
      • S. Keita Goal
      • D. Villa Substitution Out (71′)
      • A. Iniesta Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out (90′)
      • L. Messi

      Subs

      • G. Milito
      • I. Afellay Substitution In90′
      • Thiago
      • Maxwell Substitution In77′
      • Bojan
      • Pedro Substitution In71′
      • R. Miño
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Pyatov
      • D. Srna
      • M. Ischenko
      • Y. Rakytskyy Goal Yellow Card
      • R. Rat Yellow Card
      • H. Mkhitaryan
      • T. Hübschman Substitution Out (83′)
      • D. Costa
      • Jadson Substitution Out (70′)
      • Willian Substitution Out (75′)
      • Luiz Adriano

      Subs

      • R. Khudzhamov
      • O. Chyzhov
      • Eduardo Substitution In83′
      • T. Stepanenko
      • V. Kobin
      • Alex Teixeira Substitution In75′
      • Fernandinho Substitution In70′ Yellow Card
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