Shakhtar Donetsk v FC Barcelona – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, and Betting Odds – Champions League – 12 April 2011
FC Barcelona have a commanding 5-1 lead heading into the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals against Shakhtar Donetsk. The match will take place at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Kickoff is scheduled for 19:45 BST (UK time), 20:45 CET (Central Europe), and 14:45 EST (USA Eastern).
Shakhtar Donetsk v FC Barcelona TV Listings
It will be televised on Fox Sports Net (USA), Sky Sports 4 (UK), Sky Sport (Germany), Sport TV2 (Portugal), Setanta (Ireland), Rogers Sportsnet (Canada), TVE La Primera (Spain), and on Al Jazeera Sport (Middle East).
Shakhtar Donetsk v FC Barcelona Preview
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola
“there’s still 90 minutes to go and we will be playing in an immense stadium with a big atmosphere”
“to focus on the game in hand. Since we’ve been together we have always taken every game seriously and not looked ahead to the next one. Our idea against Shakhtar is to go out and win the game, scoring one or two goals. That’s the idea we always have and we will stick with it”.
“we’ll have to see how we find them, bearing in mind we’ve just come off a tough game against Almeria and made the long trip over here”
“reserving players now? We are playing for a spot in the Champions League semi finals and we have to come out strong here. Tomorrow we’ll see how the players are in terms of fitness, that’s all”. Asked as to whether Messi would start, Guardiola repeated: “we will see how he is tomorrow and make a decision then”.
“I don’t think the fans are thinking about winning the treble. There’s still a lot to play for. The most important thing and what really makes me proud is that after three years together we are coming to the end of the season with all of our options intact”.
Shakhtar player Luis Adriano
“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.”
“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.”
Barcelona player Pedro
“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.”
|Goals||Eduardo 4||Lionel Messi 8|
|Assists||Darijo Srna 5||Andrés Iniesta 4|
|Yellows||Razvan Dinca Rat 3||Andrés Iniesta 3|
Shakhtar Donetsk v FC Barcelona Prediction
Barcelona wins 2-1
Shakhtar Donetsk v FC Barcelona Betting Odds
Shakhtar win – 21/10
Draw – 12/5
Barcelona win – 5/4