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Barcelona, a walk in the park!

Last night, UEFA Champions League offered us a magic evening. The entire Europe were awaiting the game between Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk. A game that was announced as a balanced one, with good odds on both sides, turned out to be a bit different.

With a shy game, the champions from Ukraine got the first taste of a Champions League quarter-final, when Iniesta puts the ball in the net in the 2nd minute from the start. Not having a lot time to recover from a shocking start, Alves served by Iniesta passes Pyatov and takes the score at 2-0 for the Catalans.

The break was a hope for recovery for Shakhtar’s players but, just minutes after, Barca strikes again through Pique. The Eastern Star was crashing bit by bit after Keita wrote his name on the scoreboard. 4-0 Barcelona.

The spark was just for a moment when Luiz Adriano scored the honor goal for Shakhtar, a moment forgotten after Xavi sealed a qualification after the first leg with a score of 5-1.

Real vs Barca is almost a sure thing but still, the ball is round!


Shakhtar, the Eastern Star

Shakhtar opens score early in the game,through Willian’s cross-shot, killing all hopes for RomaRoma has a chance to revive,a penalty given by the English referee, but Shakhtar’s goalkeeper stands in front Marco Borriello’s goal.

Showing absolutely nothing, Shakhtar comes over the Italian defensive like a tsunami, wave after wave. Even with a low budget play, Roma remains in 10, loosing Merxes, after the second yellow card. De Rosi makes a grotesque gesture, hitting the opponent team captain, a red card fault, but Howard Web forgives him, showing just a yellow card.

Second part of the game starts almost the same like the firs, Shakhtar raising the bar at 2-0(5-2), through Wilian’s superb goal, leaving Doni without a reaction. Eduardo seals the future in this edition of Champions League for Roma in the 85 minute, going thru the entire defensive, putting the ball in the net.

Mircea Lucescu:
“Italians have underestimated us in the first match, when they took us from up and they thought they were winners before the match started. In return, we have taken seriously, but it was very difficult for them to change the result. If I expect to win with 6-2 on aggregate? No, but I trusted my team. We played great in both parties. At this level there is nothing accidental ”

Man of the game, Srna.


Shakhtar- Roma, the beasts unleash!- last minute info

Hours before game, the declaration battle overflows. Shakhtar’s romanian coach, Mircea Lucescu also known as ”Il luce” tries to put fear in Europe’s titans, remark that Barca, Roma or Arsenal aren’t above his boys.

Being a favorite on qualifying in the first quarter of the League, over Roma, Lucescu puts aside modesty and insists on the belief that his team reached the giants Barcelona and Arsenal, the opponents in the other 8th scheduled tonight.

Lucescu said: “There is no team better than us, we lost to Arsenal 5-1 in the fall, but with unbelievable arbitration mistakes against us and the result did not reflect the physiognomy of the game. Two weeks later we dominated and won 2-1. As recently saw Arsenal beat Barcelona … And we’ve already defeated them on their stadium. ”

As a reply, Francesco Totti, AS Roma‘s captain, is convinced that his team can beat Shakhtar Donetsk, cancel the one-goal advantage and that may qualify in the Champions League quarterfinals “We know what to do to put Shakhtar in difficulty. Vicenzo Montella changed the system. We returned to a tactic that we know very well ” Totti said.

The facts promise an awesome game so, keep in touch!


Roma preparing!

After a lucky one this week with Lecce, with a goal in the 90th minute, Montella’s gladiators are facing another week with high expectations. Everything starts Tuesday, in the Champions League 16-ies, with the match against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, followed shortly by the Rome derby against Lazio.

To stretch the strings even more, rumours about Montella’s successor in the person of Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho, are rising.
“I don’t upset myself with rumours on the possible or hypothetical arrival of another Coach,” Montella said.
“Mourinho is a great Coach. His record speaks for itself, but I am only thinking about doing well until June. “
“I repeat the rumours don’t bother me.”

Despite all events, the players have to remain focused on their objectives, because they need to overturn a one-goal deficit and try to give their best on foreign grounds.

Shakhtar Donetsk wins: 2
Draws: 0
AS Roma wins: 1
2010/2011: AS Roma 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk
2006/2007: Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 AS Roma
2006/2007: AS Roma 4-0 Shakhtar Donetsk