9 Mar 2011

Barca and Shakhtar into Champions Leagues quarter-finals

10:59 am on 9 March 2011

Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk are the first teams to reach the Champions League quarter-finals with contrasting wins over Arsenal and AS Roma, who both finished with 10 men.

Barcelona, the favourites to lift the European Cup at Wembley in May, overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit to beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Nou Camp for a nerve-wracking 4-3 aggregate win, while Shakhtar of the Ukraine followed up their 3-2 first-leg win in Rome with a 3-nil victory and 6-2 aggregate triumph.