It is official - Barça are in the Final Four. Goals from Dyego, Ferrao, Daniel and Lozano gave Andreu Plaza's team their second comeback win in two days after Ukrainian side Kherson, coached by former Barça player Javi Rodríguez, took an early lead in the contest. The victory combined with Sparta Prague's win in the other group game on Thursday means that the blaugranes are into the Final Four.
The game was a free flowing affair with chances for both sides. In just the second minute the Ukrainians took the lead with a well taken effort from Roninho. Just a minute later the blaugranes were back on level terms thanks to a free kick from Dyego. Five minutes later Ferrao scored his first goal in the Champions League this season to put Barça 2-1 up.
The blaugranes retained their lead at half time and in the second half they had various opportunities to extend their advantage. It was not until the 29th minute that they did so: Daniel's goal giving them a two goal advantage.
Zvarych set the alarm bells ringing when he made it 3-2 with still more than 10 minutes to go. However, Lozano's late strike put the result beyond doubt and also brought him level on 247 goals with leader Wilde on the all time Barça official scoring list.
Kherson: Tsypun, Skoriy, Roninho, Volianiuk, Lanko –starting five- Savenko (GK), Sorokin, Zvarych, Shoturma, Bilotserkivets, Bessalov, Korsun.
Barça: Dídac Plana, Aicardo, Dyego, Ferrao, Joselito –starting five- Daniel, Adolfo, Lozano, Marcenio, Mario Rivillos.
Goals: 1-0, Roninho (min 2). 1-1, Dyego (min 3). 1-2, Ferrao (min 8). 1-3, Daniel (min 29). 2-3, Zvarych (min 32). 2-4, Lozano (min 40).