On the second day of the Champions League semi-finalist decided another. Only one match 1/4 finals everything will be decided in two weeks.
We will begin the story of Barcelona, where the eponymous club took the Donetsk "Shakhtar". The absolute favorite were the owners, and they fully proved.
An early goal in the second minute of the match allowed the "Barcelona" to play their usual game - the systematic undermining defense. Goal counts Andres Iniesta.
No, the "miners" are not sour and created some "killer" at the gates of Valdez. But the skills of some players are still limping.
But that's not the worst. Just a horrible match played Mykola Ishchenko and associates for protection. After 34 minutes, Andres Iniesta 'cut' cross with 32 meters of the entire defense, "Miner" and turned Dani Alves in the striker. Brazilian easily beat Andriy Pyatov.
The second half did not change. "Catalans" continued to control the ball and to escalate the situation in front of goal. Another great corner after 53 minutes, and Gerard Pique marked superiority of the club.
Yaroslav Rakitskiy after a free-kick after 6 minutes, closing the gap.
But this only further angered the owners. Within a minute Keita making the score 4: 1.
The "Shakhtar" still had moments to score, but Luiz Adriano today was like a junior, reached the final of the World Cup.
4 minutes before the end of the match Xavi set the final score - 5: 1. "Barcelona" joins "Schalke" and "Real" in the semifinals.
Fans in anticipation of confrontation "El Clasico" in the Champions League.
Barcelona - Shakhtar 5: 1Goly: Iniesta, 2, Dani Alves, 34, Piquet, 53, Keith, 60, Xavi, 86 - Rakitskiy, 59
Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Busquets, Adriano (Maxwell, 77), Xavi, Mascherano, Keita, Villa (Pedro, 70), Messi, Iniesta (Afellay, 90 +1)
Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna, Ischenko, Rakitskiy, Rat, Mkhitaryan, Hyubshmann (Eduardo, 83), Costa, Jadson (Fernandinho, 70), Willian (Teixeira, 75), Luiz Adriano
Warning: Iniesta - Rat, Rakitskiy, Fernandinho
Only a couple of quarter, in which the fate of the winner will be decided in the second leg, is a pair of "Chelsea" - "Manchester United". The idea is that "pensioners" had to show everything what they can do. After the championship in England, they have not "shine". Londoners started the match very brightly, and the main "Vimes" was Fernando Torres. Hispanic activity stood out against the background of teammates.
But Il Nino obviously difficult to cross the barrier, "nezabivnogo." Forward squandered moment by moment. Of course, he puts his hand to it, and the visitors' Edwin van der Sar.
Perhaps Torres and GVA - the best player of the match. That's just the Dutchman completed his task, and the Spaniard - no.
After 24 minutes, the "mankuniantsev" turns a classic attack, concludes that Wayne Rooney. Can Englishman to conduct training for Torres? How to score the first try.
The rest of the "aristocrats" held in the attacks. But too "fresh" they looked and monotonous.
As a result - the victory "Manchester United" and the home field advantage in the second leg.
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Chelsea - Manchester United 0: 1Gol: Rooney, 24
Chelsea: Cech, Terry, Ivanovic, Cole, Bosingwa (Mikel, 78), Lampard, Essien, Zhirkov (Malouda, 71), Ramires, Drogba (Anelka 71), Torres
Manchester United: Van der Sar, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Rafael (Nani, 51), Giggs, Carrick, Park, Valencia, Chicharito (Berbatov, 78), Rooney
Warning: Zhirkov, Ramires, Essien, Torres - Van der Sar