Barcelona knocks off Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League

12:15, 13 April 2011
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Barca`s leader Lionel Messi...

Spanish Barcelona soccer club advanced to the Champions League semifinals with a proven win at Shakhtar on Tuesday in Donetsk, according to Xinhua. Barcelona beat Shakhat 1-0 in the second leg, easily proving a 5-1 advantage at the first match.

Barca`s leader Lionel Messi finished match`s intrigue while scoring a goal in the 43rd minute.

Yaroslav Rakytskyy, a player of Shakhtar Donetsk soccer club stressed after the action that the Ukrainian team nevertheless have a good match.

"We played better than we did in Spain because we were playing at home, in front of our crowd. In principle, both games were equally difficult. Today, we played well but unfortunately we failed to score," the Shakhtar`s Press-office quoted the player on its official website as saying.

In the other Tuesday match Manchester United edged Chelsea 2-1, as Manchester advanced 3-1 on the aggregate.

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