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Barcelona   1 - 1   Real Madrid (agg 3 - 1)

Pedro and David Villa celebrate Barca opening the scoring
Pedro (left) celebrates opening the scoring with team-mate David Villa

By Jonathan Stevenson

Barcelona booked their place in the Champions League final at Wembley after drawing their semi-final second leg with arch-rivals Real Madrid.

Barca, who led 2-0 from the first leg, were lucky not to go behind when Gonzalo Higuain had a goal disallowed.

They went ahead when Andres Iniesta's fine pass enabled Pedro to rifle home but Real levelled when Marcelo fired in after Angel di Maria hit the post.

Barca now face either Manchester United or Schalke in the final on 28 May.

The Catalans, who have won the tournament on three previous occasions - 1992, 2006 and 2009 - will discover their opponents when United, who have a 2-0 lead from the first leg, entertain German side Schalke at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

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But European football's governing body Uefa, not to mention the hierarchies at both Barca and Real, will be relieved that Tuesday's match largely passed by without the theatrics, spite and bad blood that enveloped events at the Santiago Bernabeu last week.

As if that game was not bad enough, the aftermath of Barca's 2-0 win in the first leg was marred by both teams complaining about the other's conduct to Uefa, Real coach Jose Mourinho stirring things up and the Madrid club accusing Barca's Sergio Busquets of racism, so it was a blessed relief to get back to football.

With a torrential downpour in Barcelona adding to the sense of foreboding at the Camp Nou, referee Frank de Bleeckere led the two teams out perhaps expecting the worst - but he, like the boisterous 90,000 crowd, was instead treated to a thoroughly entertaining football match.

Mourinho, sent off last week, was not in attendance but he picked a more attack-minded Real team with Kaka and Higuain restored to the starting line-up as they went looking for goals to haul themselves back into the tie.

They started brightly enough, with Marcelo finding some joy down the left and Cristiano Ronaldo initially appearing to be in the mood, but once Barca adapted to the slicker-than-usual surface they soon began to toy with their expensively-assembled opponents.

Messi, who had single-handedly spared the teams total embarrassment in the first leg with his two fabulous goals, was causing Ricardo Carvalho all sorts of trouble with his lightning-quick anticipation and the fit-again Iniesta and Xavi were keeping the ball moving with staggering accuracy and speed.

After Busquets headed a corner into the arms of keeper Iker Casillas, Barca put together a mesmerising spell of five minutes in which they could have opened the scoring on five different occasions.

Messi twice forced superb saves from Spanish number one Casillas, who also had to be alert to push away a David Villa shot, while Messi dragged another effort off target and Pedro lashed narrowly wide from just outside the box.

Marcelo celebrates scoring for Real
Marcelo's second-half goal gave Real some hope of a comeback

But while the score on the night remained goalless, Real always had a chance - and early on in the second half they were unfortunate not to halve the overall deficit as Higuain slotted past Victor Valdes, only for the referee to rule that Ronaldo had fouled Javier Mascherano in the build-up.

A few minutes later, Barca were ahead. Iniesta picked a perfect pass to slide Pedro clean through, the forward taking one touch to tee himself up and another to lash the ball past Casillas with his left foot.

Real were left with a mountain to climb - but try to climb it they duly did. Emmanuel Adebayor and Mesut Ozil came on for Higuain and the ineffective Kaka and they momentarily silenced the Camp Nou when Di Maria fired against Valdes's right-hand post and then kept his cool to set up Marcelo to fire home.

Their main problem then was getting the ball back off Barca. The hosts refused to panic, kept on playing their normal game and did not let Real have another sniff of their goal.

It threatened to get tetchy towards the end as Real's increasingly desperate players found themselves only able to break Barca's momentum by committing fouls but De Bleeckere magnificently stood up to the challenge and exerted his authority at the right moments to keep the players under control.

For for first time this season a Barca-Real 'Clasico' finished with 11 players on both teams but the joy unconfined belonged exclusively to Barcelona at the final whistle as they celebrated reaching a third Champions League final in six seasons.

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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Champions League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid FT
(HT 0-0)(agg 3-1)
  • Pedrito 54
  • Marcelo 64

Barcelona

  • 01 Valdes
  • 02 Daniel
  • 03 Pique
  • 05 Puyol (Abidal 90)
  • 06 Xavi
  • 08 Iniesta
  • 14 Mascherano
  • 16 Busquets
  • 07 Villa (Keita 74)
  • 10 Messi
  • 17 Pedrito yellow card (Afellay 90+3)

Substitutes

  • 38 Olazabal,
  • 22 Abidal,
  • 15 Keita,
  • 20 Afellay,
  • 26 Fontas,
  • 30 Thiago,
  • 11 Jeffren

Real Madrid

  • 01 Casillas
  • 02 Carvalho yellow card
  • 12 Marcelo yellow card
  • 17 Arbeloa
  • 18 Albiol
  • 07 Ronaldo
  • 08 Kaka (Ozil 60)
  • 10 Diarra yellow card
  • 14 Alonso yellow card
  • 22 Di Maria
  • 20 Higuain (Adebayor 55 yellow card)

Substitutes

  • 25 Dudek,
  • 19 Garay,
  • 35 Nacho,
  • 11 Granero,
  • 23 Ozil,
  • 09 Benzema,
  • 28 Adebayor
Ref: F De BleeckereAtt: 90,000
BARCELONA
REAL MADRID

Possession

  • Barcelona 65%
  • Real Madrid 35%

Attempts on target

  • Barcelona 6
  • Real Madrid 2

Attempts off target

  • Barcelona 5
  • Real Madrid 1

Corners

  • Barcelona 3
  • Real Madrid 2

Fouls

  • Barcelona 3
  • Real Madrid 27
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:44 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+2:26 Substitution Ibrahim Afellay replaces Rodriguez Pedro.
  • 89:49 Substitution Carles Puyol goes off and Eric Abidal comes on.
  • 88:50 The assistant referee flags for offside against Rodriguez Pedro. Free kick taken by Iker Casillas.
  • Correction - 87:50 Ricardo Carvalho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rodriguez Pedro. Lionel Messi produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Iker Casillas makes a save.
  • 87:50 Ricardo Carvalho concedes a free kick for a foul on Rodriguez Pedro. Lionel Messi produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Iker Casillas makes a save.
  • 86:52 Xabi Alonso challenges Hernandez Xavi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.
  • 84:40 Free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.
  • 84:40 Booking Emmanuel Adebayor goes into the referee's book.
  • 84:31 Unfair challenge on Lionel Messi by Emmanuel Adebayor results in a free kick.
  • 84:12 Unfair challenge on Lionel Messi by Ricardo Carvalho results in a free kick. Lionel Messi takes the direct free kick.
  • 83:16 Unfair challenge on Javier Mascherano by Lassana Diarra results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Victor Valdes.
  • 81:43 Booking The referee shows Rodriguez Pedro a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 76:06 Xabi Alonso gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lionel Messi. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.
  • 74:57 Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.
  • 74:57 Booking Junior Marcelo receives a yellow card.
  • 74:41 Foul by Junior Marcelo on Lionel Messi, free kick awarded.
  • 73:22 Substitution Seydou Keita replaces David Villa.
  • 72:05 The ball is delivered by Sergio Busquets, Lionel Messi has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 68:18 Direct free kick taken by da Silva Dani Alves.
  • 68:18 Booking Xabi Alonso receives a caution.
  • 68:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lionel Messi by Xabi Alonso.
  • 67:46 Lassana Diarra challenges Hernandez Xavi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hernandez Xavi takes the free kick.
  • 65:08 The official flags Emmanuel Adebayor offside. Victor Valdes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Javier Mascherano on Angel Di Maria. Angel Di Maria restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:29 Assist by Angel Di Maria.
  • 63:29 GOAL - Junior MarceloBarcelona 1 - 1 Real Madrid Junior Marcelo gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barcelona 1 (3)-(1) 1 Real Madrid.
  • 63:14 Angel Di Maria produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box and strikes the post.
  • 60:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Junior Marcelo on Rodriguez Pedro. Free kick crossed by Hernandez Xavi.
  • 59:55 Substitution (Real Madrid) makes a substitution, with Mesut Ozil coming on for Ricardo Kaka.
  • 57:26 Lionel Messi takes the direct free kick.
  • 57:26 Booking Lassana Diarra is cautioned.
  • 57:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lassana Diarra on Sergio Busquets.
  • 56:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Busquets by Emmanuel Adebayor. Javier Mascherano takes the direct free kick.
  • 54:56 Substitution Gonzalo Higuain goes off and Emmanuel Adebayor comes on.
  • 53:30 Andres Iniesta provided the assist for the goal.
  • 53:30 GOAL - Rodriguez PedroBarcelona 1 - 0 Real Madrid A goal is scored by Rodriguez Pedro from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barcelona 1 (3)-(0) 0 Real Madrid.
  • 52:40 Inswinging corner taken by Angel Di Maria.
  • 52:26 Gonzalo Higuain takes a shot. Blocked by Gerard Pique.
  • 48:33 Hernandez Xavi takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ricardo Carvalho.
  • 47:44 Foul by Lassana Diarra on Andres Iniesta, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.
  • 46:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Javier Mascherano by Cristiano Ronaldo. Victor Valdes takes the free kick.
  • 45:17 Unfair challenge on Andres Iniesta by Lassana Diarra results in a free kick. Andres Iniesta restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:04 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+0:21 Angel Di Maria takes the inswinging corner, save by Victor Valdes.
  • 43:39 Unfair challenge on Lionel Messi by Ricardo Carvalho results in a free kick. Lionel Messi takes the direct free kick.
  • 42:53 David Villa is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Iker Casillas.
  • 42:20 The offside flag is raised against Rodriguez Pedro. Indirect free kick taken by Iker Casillas.
  • 40:02 Lassana Diarra concedes a free kick for a foul on Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi takes the direct free kick.
  • 39:16 Centre by Cristiano Ronaldo, save by Victor Valdes.
  • 38:18 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Hernandez Xavi, Iker Casillas makes a save.
  • 38:10 A cross is delivered by da Silva Dani Alves, Junior Marcelo gets a block in.
  • 36:00 Lionel Messi takes a shot. Iker Casillas makes a save.
  • 35:21 Angel Di Maria gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carles Puyol. Gerard Pique takes the free kick.
  • 34:28 Rodriguez Pedro has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 33:43 Shot by David Villa. Save by Iker Casillas.
  • 32:46 Effort on goal by Lionel Messi from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
  • 31:15 Lionel Messi takes a shot. Iker Casillas makes a save.
  • 30:34 The referee gives a free kick against Cristiano Ronaldo for handball. Free kick taken by Victor Valdes.
  • 29:46 Junior Marcelo fouled by Rodriguez Pedro, the ref awards a free kick. Junior Marcelo takes the free kick.
  • 28:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Javier Mascherano by Xabi Alonso. Hernandez Xavi takes the direct free kick.
  • 27:31 Ricardo Carvalho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lionel Messi. Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.
  • 25:43 Rodriguez Pedro is ruled offside. Ricardo Carvalho restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:44 Foul by Ricardo Carvalho on Lionel Messi, free kick awarded. Hernandez Xavi restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:57 Outswinging corner taken by Hernandez Xavi, Sergio Busquets takes a shot. Iker Casillas makes a save.
  • 19:03 Angel Di Maria sends in a cross. The offside flag is raised against Gonzalo Higuain. Victor Valdes takes the free kick.
  • 15:54 Da Silva Dani Alves challenges Cristiano Ronaldo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Xabi Alonso crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Rodriguez Pedro manages to make a clearance.
  • 14:58 Foul by Gonzalo Higuain on Hernandez Xavi, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andres Iniesta.
  • 12:26 Direct free kick taken by Hernandez Xavi.
  • 12:26 Booking Booking for Ricardo Carvalho for unsporting behaviour.
  • 12:18 Unfair challenge on Lionel Messi by Ricardo Carvalho results in a free kick.
  • 11:01 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Rodriguez Pedro goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 9:02 Raul Albiol gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rodriguez Pedro. Direct free kick taken by Javier Mascherano.
  • 6:25 Andres Iniesta produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 5:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lassana Diarra on Andres Iniesta. Free kick taken by Andres Iniesta.
  • 5:28 The ball is sent over by Angel Di Maria, Gerard Pique makes a clearance.
  • 2:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Busquets by Ricardo Kaka. Free kick taken by Victor Valdes.
  • 0:26 Junior Marcelo concedes a free kick for a foul on Rodriguez Pedro. Andres Iniesta takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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