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Barcelona routs 10-man Arsenal
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 06:29:39 GMT
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Barcelona's Argentine striker Lionel Messi (L) scores his second goal against Arsenal.
Barcelona has advanced to the quarterfinal of the Champions League after defeating 10-man Arsenal 3-1 to earn a 4-3 victory over two matches.

A double by Argentine ace Lionel Messi and one from midfielder Xavi at Camp Nou on Tuesday sent Pep Guardiola's side to the next round.

It was also Barcelona's Sergio Busquets who scored Arsenal's only goal of the game.

"We know that when you get to this point of the competition there are always dangers," said Barca manager Guardiola.

"We were not perfect, but we have got the result. We have come through and that is what is important," he went on to say.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said that his team "lost against a good team."

The Gunner's Dutch striker Robin van Persie was sent off in the second half for a second bookable offence when he shot at goal after the referee had already blown his whistle.

"The second half would have been very interesting if we had stayed 11 against 11, unfortunately it was not the case. There are regrets when you see how we went out. It is very difficult to accept," he added.

Meanwhile, Shakhtar Donetsk eased through 3-0 at home to AS Roma on the same day for a 6-2 aggregate victory to reach the quarterfinal of the event.

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