The Champions League is back at the Camp Nou on Wednesday and there is plenty of trivia attached to the game. Did you know the following?
► This is the thirteenth time that FC Barcelona have made it to the quarter finals. Until now
they have qualified ten times and gone out just twice.
► This is the first time the Ukrainian club has got this far in the Champions League.
► Only one of the eight teams that made it into the quarters won both games in the
previous round. That was Shakhtar Donetsk.
► The last time the Catalans and Ukrainians met here at the Camp Nou was in December
2008, and Shakhtar won 3-2. Although Barça had already qualified as group champions.
They also met in Monaco in August 2009. An extra time goal from Pedro won Barcelona the European
► In total, the sides have met seven times, with four wins for Barça, two for Shakhtar
and just one draw.
► FC Barcelona have won all four of their European home matches so far this season (5-1
against Panathinaikos, 2-0 against Copenhagen, 2-0 against Rubin Kazan and 3-1 against Arsenal).
► Barça’s worst ever home defeat in Europe was against a Ukrainian side. They
lost 4-0 to Dynamo Kiev in the 1997/98 season.
► Tonight’s game marks the return of Dmytro Chygrinski to the Camp Nou. For
Barcelona, he played 12 league games and 2 in the cup.
► Andrés Iniesta is the only FCB player who will be suspended if he gets a yellow card
► But Shakhtar Donetsk have all of Chygrinski, Gay, Luiz Adriano, Mkhitaryan, Rat and
Srna one game off a suspension.
► David Villa scored two goals against Shakhtar Donetsk when playing for Valencia (2-0
in the 2006/07 season).
► Tonight’s referee is Scotland’s Craig Thomson, who has never refereed
either Barça or Shakhtar Donetsk.