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Match facts: Shakhtar v Barcelona

Published: Saturday 9 April 2011, 4.29CET
Match facts: Shakhtar v Barcelona
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Published: Saturday 9 April 2011, 4.29CET

Match facts: Shakhtar v Barcelona


UEFA milestones
• Shakhtar have conceded 96 European Champion Clubs' Cup goals; Andrés Iniesta's first-leg opener was the 200th they have let in in UEFA competition.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• 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.

• Răzvan 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.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 9 April: FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-1 FC Obolon Kyiv (Kucherenko 86) 
Khudzhamov; Kobin, Kryvtsov, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk (Srna 46, Ishchenko 58); Gai, Vitsenets (Mkhitaryan 46), Douglas Costa, Jadson, Alex Teixeira; Eduardo

• Despite being reduced to ten men on 61 minutes, Serhiy Kucherenko earned a shock win for Obolon.

• It condemned Shakhtar to their first home defeat in 56 matches in all competitions, since 22 October 2008 and a 1-0 loss to Sporting Clube de Portugal.

• Shakhtar's 44-match, three-year unbeaten run at home in the Ukrainian Premier League also ended. Their previous defeat came on 6 April 2008 against FC Chornomorets Odesa.

• It was Shakhtar's first defeat at the Donbass Arena, the preceding 35 games bringing 32 wins and three draws.

• Mircea Lucescu made eight changes to the side that started at Camp Nou, retaining only Rakitskiy, Douglas Costa and Jadson.

• Obolon have inflicted two of Shakhtar's three league defeats this season, winning by the same scoreline in Kyiv in September. Lucescu's side also lost 1-0 at FC Karpaty Lviv on 13 March.

• Shakhtar have lost three of their last five games in all competitions; their previous three defeats came over the course of 42 matches.

• Before Saturday Shakhtar had won all 17 of their home games this season, scoring 42 goals and conceding three in the process. They were also victorious in their last three home matches in 2009/10.

• It was Shakhtar's fifth defeat in 46 games in all competitions; their last 41 league outings have brought 36 wins.

• Despite two losses in a week the Pitmen have still won 31 of their 37 fixtures this term, and 16 of their last 19 games.

• Lucescu's side have kept clean sheets in 22 of their 37 fixtures this term.

• Including the 7-1 win against SC Tavriya Simferopol in the Ukrainian Super Cup on 4 July, Shakhtar have won five games this season by four-goal margins or better, most recently a 4-0 victory over FC Volyn Lutsk on 20 March.

• Lucescu's side have not conceded more than one goal at home in 38 games, since 29 July 2009 and a 2-2 draw with Romanian side FC Timişoara in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

Injury news
• Srna suffered a thigh injury soon after his half-time introduction against Obolon.

• Olexandr Kucher has not played since injuring his knee in Ukraine's 1-1 draw in Sweden on 9 February.

• Chygrynskiy has been sidelined by an ankle knock suffered against Volyn on 20 March.

• Fernandinho broke his right leg on 10 September, returning to competitive action on 1 April.

• Jadson made his 250th appearance for Shakhtar at the Camp Nou.


UEFA milestones
• 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 Barça's all-time leading scorer in the competition with 33 goals in 53 games. He overtook Rivaldo (25 in 45) on Matchday 1.

• 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.

• Andrés Iniesta serves a one-match ban following his first-leg booking.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 9 April: FC Barcelona 3-1 UD Almería (Messi 53pen 90+2, Thiago 64; Corona 50)
Pinto; Alves, Piqué, Milito (Pedro 54), Maxwell; Mascherano, Xavi, Thiago (Keita 67), Iniesta; Messi, Bojan (Villa 31)

• Victory stretched Barcelona's unbeaten run to ten games, nine of them wins.

• Josep Guardiola made five changes to the side that started against Shakhtar, bringing in José Pinto, Gabriel Milito, Maxwell, Thiago Alcántara and Bojan Krkić.

• Messi had not found the net in his last five games before Saturday, a double taking him to 50 goals in 51 games for club and country this season.

• Thiago scored his first Liga goal of the season, the second in all competitions having registered against Almería in the Copa del Rey in February.

• Barcelona are 29 Liga games unbeaten, three shy of Real Sociedad de Fútbol's 31-year-old Spanish top-flight record. Barça's previous best of 27 was set in 1973/74.

• David Villa has not scored in eight games for Barcelona, though he struck twice for Spain in that run.

• The Catalan giants, who began the season with a club record ten successive Liga away wins, remain unbeaten on their travels in 22 league games, a Spanish top-flight best.

• Barcelona's record 16-match winning run in the Liga, surpassing Real Madrid's 1960/61 mark of 15 under Miguel Muñoz, ended with a draw at Real Sporting de Gijón on 12 February.

• Barça's club record 28-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended when they lost 3-1 at Real Betis Balompié on 19 January in the Copa del Rey quarter-final, second leg.

• They had won the first meeting 5-0, however, and after an 8-0 aggregate victory over Almería they will now face Real Madrid in the final at Mestalla on 20 April, four days after the sides meet in the Liga.

• Xavi Hernández played his 550th game for Barcelona on 5 January, surpassing Migueli's club record.

• The 8-0 win at Almería on 20 November equalled Barça's record for a Liga away victory. The Camp Nou outfit triumphed by the same scoreline at UD Las Palmas on 25 October 1959.

Injury news
• Bojan is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering a partial tear to a left knee ligament against Almería.

• Pinto suffered a left ankle injury on the morning of the first leg against Shakhtar but recovered to deputise for the suspended Víctor Valdés against Almería.

• Carles Puyol has been sidelined by a left knee problem since 22 January but is back in training.

• Pedro Rodríguez made his first appearance since 13 March in the first leg after recovering from a groin strain.

• On 17 March Éric Abidal underwent surgery to remove a liver tumour.

• Villa went clear of Raúl González as Spain's record scorer on 25 March, his double in a 2-1 win against the Czech Republic taking him to 46 goals. Xavi won his 100th cap in the same game.

Last updated: 18/04/11 16.05CET

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