Top 10 Photos: Barcelona 5-1 Shakhtar Donetsk

Chris Wright

7th, April 2011

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By Chris Wright

Yes, they may have shipped five goals (Iniesta, Alves, Pique, Keita, Xavi) during a Barca blitz at the Camp Nou last night, but for recreational gambling purposes I am forced to believe that Shakhtar will still do those pesky Catalans over on their own patch in a week’s time.

I live in hope.


Andres Iniesta fires Barca ahead after just 100(ish) seconds

Dani Alves rounds Shakhtar ‘keeper Andrei Pyatov to roll home Barca’s second…

…then peels off to celebrate in front of the home support

A couple of Jose Mourinhos watch the game from the stands

Lionel Messi skips away from Shakhtar’s goal-scorer Yaroslav Rakitskiy

Gerard Pique celebrates after seeing his deflected shot ping past a wrong-footed Pyatov to put Barca three up…

…only to then be ambushed by an ecstatic Xavi

Andres Iniesta holds off Mykola Ishchenko

Midfield enforcer Lionel Messi brings down Douglas Costa with a hefty challenge

Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu despairs on the touchline as Pep Guardiola looks on

Seydou Keita thanks the big man after thrashing home Barca’s fourth goal

Lionel Messi reacts after watching a chance go begging

Xavi celebrates after rounding off the scoring with a fifth for Barca with minutes left to play

Barcelona players celebrate after the final whistle


Photos courtesy of the PA.