UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona vs. Shakhtar Donetsk Live Stream (Free Online Video)
FC Barcelona vs. Shakhtar Donetsk Live Stream: Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk face the toughest challenge of their season as they take on Catalan giants FC Barcelona in a UEFA Champions League quarter-final tonight at Camp Nou.
The Miners are making their first appearance in the last eight of Europe’s elite club competition, but they have the best shooting accuracy of the remaining teams left (57 per cent), thanks to the influx of Brazilians with six currently at the team.
True, knocking out Barca would be a major shock but Eduardo da Silva’s potency from the bench will give Shakhtar boss Mircea Lucescu belief that his side can penetrate their opponents’ defense. The 28-year-old striker has four goals in six Champions League games, including two against Arsenal. The Ukrainian outfit, who recorded a shock 3-2 victory at Camp Nou in December 2008, are in form, not quite at their very best, perhaps, but they could give Barca a run for their money.
Pep Guardiola’s men, on the other hand, are on course for a treble as they lead La Liga, have a Copa del Rey final in two weeks’ time and are one of the favorites in Europe’s elite club competition. However, Lionel Messi is a major doubt tonight as the Argentine striker has a leg injury and was only used as a substitute in the 1-0 win at Villarreal on Saturday.
Meanwhile, David Villa says he will work hard to break his goal drought in the game tonight. The 29-year-old striker became Spain’s leading scorer when he netted his 45th and 46th goals for the world and European champions against Czech Republic last month, but hasn’t hit the net in six games for Barca.
“You always get a bit worried when you aren’t scoring but you have to stay calm,” Villa said. “I know it’s been a while since I scored, but the only way to put that behind me is to work hard in training and on the pitch.”
The match kicks-off at 20:45 CET.
UPDATE: Barca routed Shakhtar 5-1, thanks to goals from Andres Iniesta, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Seydou Keita and Xavi Hernandez.