Shakhtar Donetsk v Barcelona: Champions League match facts
- Barcelona have the considerable comfort of a 5-1 lead following the first leg at the Camp Nou. Andres Iniesta, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Seydou Keita and Xavi scored the goals, Yaroslav Rakitskiy mustering Shakhtar's sole reply.
- Prior to this season the teams had met seven times with Barcelona recording four wins to Shakhtar's two with one draw.Barcelona beat Shakhtar in the UEFA Super Cup at Monaco's Stade Louis II on August 28, 2009, substitute Pedro Rodríguez scoring the only goal in the 115th minute.
- When the clubs last met at the RSC Olympiyskiy Stadium in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League group stage, Shakhtar took the lead through Ilsinho (45) but substitute Lionel Messi equalised (87) and then struck a winner four minutes into stoppage time.
- Shakhtar subsequently prevailed 3-2 in the return fixture in Barcelona in the final game of the group stage. Olexandr Gladkiy (2) and Fernandinho scored for the visitors, Sylvinho and Sergio Busquets replying for Barcelona. However, it did not alter either team's destiny with the Ukrainian side already fixed in third place and Barcelona first. Barcelona went on to win the UEFA Champions League and Shakhtar the UEFA Cup.
- It finished 1-1 in the teams' first encounter in Donetsk in the 1978/79 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round, Hans Krankl cancelling out Yuri Reznik's first-minute goal as Barcelona completed a 4-1 aggregate triumph en route to winning the trophy.
- The sides met again in Donetsk in their final game of the 2004/05 group stage when Julius Aghahowa's double secured Shakhtar a 2-0 victory. It was vengeance for an earlier 3-0 loss at the Camp Nou but came too late to save Shakhtar from early elimination as Barcelona progressed.
- Barcelona have won 10 of their 12 European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals but Shakhtar, in their first appearance at this stage, have four straight home wins this term with just one goal conceded.
- Barcelona have recorded a solitary away victory, at Panathinaikos, in this season's competition along with two draws and a defeat in their last-16 visit to Arsenal.
- Shakhtar's record at home to Spanish opponents is one win, three draws and two defeats
- Barcelona's overall record in Ukraine is W4 D1 L3. Their most recent success came at FC Dynamo Kyiv in last term's group stage where they came from behind to prevail through goals from Xavi and, with four minutes remaining, Messi.
- Shakhtar have won only two of the 14 UEFA competition ties in which they have lost the first leg away from home, most recently drawing 1-1 with Fulham in last season's UEFA Europa League round of 32 following a 2-1 away loss. Both victories have been achieved following a 1-0 first-leg defeat, against FC Salzburg (2007/08 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, 3-1 home) and CSKA Moscow (2008/09 UEFA Cup, 2-0 home).
- Of the 12 ties they lost, Shakhtar had the consolation of a second-leg home victory on five occasions.
- Barcelona have won 36 of the 38 UEFA competition ties in which they won the first leg at home, most recently following a 4-0 defeat of Bayern Munich with a 1-1 away draw in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The only tie in which a Camp Nou opener has finished 5-1 in their favour, against Steaua Bucharest in the 1977/78 UEFA Cup first round, preceded a 3-1 second-leg success.
- The biggest first-leg lead Barcelona have let slip came in the 1983/84 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-final, when a 2-0 home defeat of Manchester United preceded a 3-0 away reverse.
UEFA MILESTONES AND STATISTICS
- Shakhtar have conceded 96 European Champion Clubs' Cup goals; Andres Iniesta's first-leg opener was the 200th they have let in in UEFA competition.
- The Ukrainian side have committed 160 fouls and suffered 141, both more than any other team in the last eight.
- Luiz Adriano has been caught offside 13 times, the joint highest total of any player still involved along with Nicolas Anelka.Darijo Srna has been fouled 24 times; more than any player still involved.
- Razvan Raţ serves a one-match ban after being booked in the first leg.
- Srna, Luiz Adriano, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Dmytro Chygrynskiy, Henrik Mkhitaryan and Olexiy Gai will incur a ban with their next yellow cards.
- Barcelona claimed their ninth successive home win in UEFA competition last week, equalling a club record set from 1977 to 1979 and matched between 1993 and 1994.
- They have scored 299 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final. UEFA Champions League statistics
- Barcelona have scored 23 goals, the competition's joint highest total along with Real Madrid CF.
- Lionel Messi is Barca's all-time leading scorer in the competition with 33 goals in 53 games. He overtook Rivaldo (25 in 45) on Matchday One.
- Messi has scored eight this season and is the competition's leading scorer with Samuel Eto'o and Mario Gomez.
- Messi has had 21 shots on goal, the joint highest total along with Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Andres Iniesta serves a one-match ban following his first-leg booking
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