The end of the 20 match run

December 10, 2008

Finally, after 20 matches undefeated the inevitable happened: FC Barcelona was defeated, when they went down 3-2 against Shakhtar, the return leg of the Champions League group stage.

Fielding a weakened team ahead of the Classico on Saturday – the blaugranas are already through to the next round of Champions League – Barcelona look like they’ll be on top form to meet Madrid, with the double whammy of having sacked Bernd Schuster as coach on Tuesday.

Crisis at Real Madrid? They may not be on top form, but they are currently fifth in the league, but that’s the way they do things in Madrid.

Champions League group C
# Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Barcelona 6 4 1 1 18 8 13
2 Sporting CP 6 4 0 2 8 8 12
3 Shakhtar Donetsk 6 3 0 3 11 7 9
4 Basel 6 0 1 5 2 16 1

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