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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Manchester United is one step closer to the semis: they beat Chelsea 1-0

Stamford Bridge Stadium has been a tough pitch for Manchester United, but the history chaged last night. Ferguson's team defeated Chelsea 0-1 with a great goal scored by Wayne Rooney.

This quarterfinal duel is not decided yet, but United took one step of advantage with this result. Rooney's goal - which came after a superb move of Ryan Giggs - can be a crucial factor in the end.

Chelsea almost score the equalizer when Fernando Torres blasted his shot close to the post, but Van der Sar stopped the ball.

Alex Ferguson said that "nothing is decided yet, but this victory is really important". The ticket for the semifinals will be decided on April 12, at the Old Trafford Stadium.

Barcelona defeat Shakhtar Donets 1-5 but Guardiola remains cautious

FC Barcelona got an outstanding 5-1 win over Shakhtar Donets in Ukraine, and coach Josep Guardiola said this result is "good" but insisted that their rivals are an excellent team, and they should be careful and focused in the second game.

This match, part of the Champions League quarterfinals, almost secured a place in the semis for Messi's team.

Early in the first half, Iniesta scored the opener and Barcelona began their path to victory. Dani alves, Gerard Piqué, Keita y Xavi completed the handful of goals.

With this result and the victory of Real Madrid over Tottenham, the world expects a Spanish derby in the semifinals.