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"Masterclass from Xavi as Barcelona thrashes Shakhtar Donetsk: Score, Result, and Highlights!"

“Masterclass from Xavi as Barcelona thrashes Shakhtar Donetsk: Score, Result, and Highlights!”

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Barcelona Cruises to Victory Against Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League

Barcelona continued their flawless start to their UEFA Champions League campaign with a convincing 2-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. The reigning Spanish champions dominated the first half, scoring two goals through Fermin Lopez and Ferran Torres. However, Shakhtar showed resilience in the second half, with Georgiy Sudakov scoring a brilliant goal to provide a glimmer of hope for the Ukrainian side.

Barcelona‘s Dominance and Shakhtar’s Resilience

Barcelona‘s victory seemed imminent in the first half, as they quickly established control, racing to a two-goal lead. The Catalan side’s ability to maintain possession and create attacking opportunities was evident throughout the match. Fermin Lopez, who was impressive in his full debut, played a pivotal role, providing an assist for the opening goal and scoring the second goal himself. Ferran Torres also showcased his talent with a clinical finish.

Shakhtar Donetsk started the game timidly under new manager Marino Pusic but gained confidence after halftime and displayed a more attacking mindset. They produced 10 of their 12 attempts at goal in the second half and managed to pull one back through Georgiy Sudakov’s superb individual effort. Despite falling short, Shakhtar’s spirited comeback demonstrated their potential as contenders in the competition.

Xavi‘s Young Talents Shine

Barcelona‘s injury woes have forced Xavi to rely on young talents, and they have delivered impressive performances. Fermin Lopez, Lamine Yamal, and Marc Guiu, all teenagers, showcased their potential and played vital roles in the team’s victory. Lopez contributed with a goal and an assist, while Yamal’s inventiveness and Guiu’s impact off the bench were notable.

Looking Ahead

Barcelona‘s victory puts them on track for the Round of 16, along with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, as the only teams to have won 200 matches in the competition’s history. Xavi‘s side will now turn their attention to the highly anticipated El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday.

Shakhtar Donetsk, despite their loss, remain in contention for qualification in Group H. Their next game against Barcelona on November 7 will be crucial in determining their fate in the competition.


Barcelona‘s victory against Shakhtar Donetsk displayed their dominance in the Champions League and highlighted the potential of their young talents. While Shakhtar showed resilience and ambition in the second half, they ultimately fell short. Barcelona‘s unbeaten start in both the Champions League and LaLiga shows promise for the rest of their campaign. As the season progresses, it will be interesting to see how Xavi‘s side continues to perform and whether Shakhtar can bounce back in their remaining group stage matches.


"Masterclass from Xavi as Barcelona thrashes Shakhtar Donetsk: Score, Result, and Highlights!"
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