October 2, 2008

Shakhtar Donetsk 1- 2 Barcelona: Lionel Messi Saves the Catalans

Barcelona was down 1-0 with three minutes off the time and it looked that Barcelona was going to slip at Ukraine once again. However, the Catalans ended up winning three points from the match thanks to two late goals from Argentina star Lionel Messi who came on as a substitute.

Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, who defeated FC Basel 2-1 away in the opening match of the Champions league, went ahead in the match as Brazilian Ilsinho scored in the first half. Howver, Messi turned into rescuer and scored the equalizer in the 87th minute of the match, and then scored the winner in the fourth minute of the stoppage time.

With this victory Barcelona leads the Group C point table with 6 points from 2 outings, while Shakhtar Donetsk, who earned three points away at Basel in the first match, is now left in the third place with the same three points from 2 matches. There is no doubt, Barcelona is now in a good position in the group after winning an important away match.

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