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Apr 5, 2011

FC Barcelona will resume their quest to regain Champions League title when they host Shaktar Donetsk tomorrow night at the Camp Nou. Considering Guardiola's away record in Europe ( He is yet to win a Champions League away leg in the knock out stage), you don't have to be a genius to realise hos important is this match. Our last visit to Shaktar ened in a very tight 2-1 victory for us. The victory on that day came very late and in a bit of controversial circumstances. So it is safe to say that we should definitely have to finish the game at home tomorow night. Shaktar is kind of a bogey team who could trouble Barca, something the best in Spain and Europe failed to do. They would prefer to play a defensive setup at Camp Nou and would look to hurt us on the counter. If we don't secure atleast a two goal advantage, we could be in some trouble with our visit to Ukraine. And moreover the visit to Ukraine comes just ahead of teh Bernebeu visit and we would ideally like to rest some of the stars to the build up of that.

Meanwhile Guardiola still has to do with a make shift centre defnsive pair. Like in the Villareal game he may opt for Busquets and Pique in the centre of defense. The rest of the defense should see Alves and Adriano playing the usual full back role. After the league match suspension, Xavi should be restored to the midfield who also should see Iniesta and Mascherano. Pedro has resumed training and in most probability should pair Messi and Villa. Villa has expressed his worries about the recent goal scoring drought, but that should never be a sign for concern as the goals will eventually come. Messi has suddenly found his goal scoring touch evade him, the boy who couldn't stop scoring has not scored in recent matches. We ahve been quite wasteful in some of our recent matches. It is essential for us to finish of most of our chances in front of goal. Shaktar could be a very tough opponent but this team this season has came out on top of every great challenge presented to them. I would predict a 4-0 victory for Barca.

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