Thursday, April 7, 2011

Barca Towards Semifinal

Barcelona: Barcelona widen the chance to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals after destroying Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1 in the quarter-final first leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday (6 / 4) or early Thursday morning pm. Five goals in Barca offered respectively by Andres Iniesta, Daniel Alves, Gerard Pique, Seydou Keita, and Xavi Hernandez.

Return strengthened since the first minute of Lionel Messi, Barca game machine can be said also returned to normal after Xavi can play. Sergio Busquets who fell into line behind to accompany Pique also did not reduce the strength of collective defense built Barca.

Barca goal feast which play the dominant open interval only two minutes from kick-off the first round. Beginning with the attack which was built cooperation between Messi and David Villa, wild ball calmly converted into goals by Iniesta. Spain national team midfielder kicks the ball it could not be reached Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov. Barca winning 1-0.

There was no significant resistance from Shakhtar. Barca's Alves doubled the advantage through a kick in the 34th minute. Barca 2-0 up and position it to survive until the first round was over.

Pep Guardiola troops still control the course of the game in the second half. Eight minutes after the break or the 53rd minute, Pigue dedicate a goal to bring Barca lead 3-0. Shakhtar had missed out on the 60th minute through action that forwards Rakitskiy Darijo Srna free kick, but a minute later Keita returns three goals to lead Barcelona. Barca 4, Shakhtar 1.

Xavi not want to miss contribute goals. Goal in minute-86 into the closing party which rolled Shakhtar goal Barca 5-1. This victory became an important capital before a visit to the headquarters of Shakhtar on Donbass Arena, Ukraine, on leg determination before reaching the last four.

The composition of players:
Barcelona: Valdes, Daniel Alves, Pique, Busquets, Adriano Correia (Maxwell 77), Xavi, Mascherano, Keita, Villa (Pedro 70), Iniesta (kk) (Afellay 90), Messi.
Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Srna, Ischenko, Rakitskiy (kk), Rat (kk), Hubschman (Eduardo 82), Mkhitaryan, Douglas Costa, Jadson (Fernandinho 70 (kk)), William (Alex Teixeira 75), Luiz Adriano.
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland).

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