FC Barcelona defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1 at the Camp Nou in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League series on Wednesday. Goals from Andres Iniesta, Dani Alves, Gerard Piqué, Seydou Keita and Xavi all but booked the Catalan giants a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament. Their likely opponent is expected to be Spanish La Liga arch rivals Real Madrid following the latter’s 4-0 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.
FC Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani Alves, Piqué, Busquets, Adriano; Xavi, Mascherano, Keita; Messi, Villa (Pedro, min.70), Iniesta (Afellay, min.90).
Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov; Srna, Ishchenko, Rakitskiy, Rat; Mkhitaryan, Hübschman (Eduardo, min.83); Douglas Costa, Jadson (Fernandinho, min.70), Willian (Alex Teixeira, min.75),Luiz Adriano.
Goals: 1-0, min.2: Iniesta. 2-0, min.32: Dani Alves. 3-0, min.54: Piqué. 3-1, min.59: Rakitskiy. 4-1, min.61: Keita. 5-1, min.86: Xavi.