Luiz Adriano: Shakhtar Donetsk can beat Barcelona 4-0

Striker insists his side can pull off a major shock at the Donbass Arena to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, despite losing the first leg 5-1 at Camp Nou
Luiz Adriano believes Shakhtar Donetsk can still make the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The Ukrainian side lost 5-1 to Barcelona in their quarter-final first-leg clash last week, but the striker insists his team can beat the Catalan giants 4-0.

"We don't just want to beat Barcelona in the second leg, but we want to reach the next round as well. That's all we want. What's the point of playing if we have already given up on the semi-finals?" Adriano told Sport.

"Barcelona beat us 5-1 at home, so why shouldn't be able to beat them 4-0? We won 3-0 against Roma and we need only one goal more. There are still 90 minutes to be played and the team is still convinced that we can progress."

Adriano also briefly looked back on the first leg and stated that Shakhtar could easily have got a better result at Camp Nou.

He said: "We didn't really have a bad game as we created plenty of chances. We were unlucky to score only once. Barcelona were the more effective team. The result can't be changed any more though and we're eager to bounce back with a win."

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