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Barcelona see off Shakhtar to claim semifinal spot

sports Updated: Apr 13, 2011 03:05 IST

Barcelona set up a probable Champions League semifinal clash with Spanish rivals Real Madrid after Lionel Messi netted in a 1-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk to complete a 6-1 aggregate success on Tuesday.

The World Player of the Year's 43rd-minute strike, his ninth Champions League goal of the campaign, put the 2009 winners through to the semi-finals for a fourth straight year.

Messi scored when fullback Daniel Alves picked him out in the penalty area and he held off three defenders before slotting low past Andriy Pyatov.

Real will join Barca in the last four if they hold on to their comfortable 4-0 advantage at English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in Wednesday's quarter-final second leg at White Hart Lane in north London.