Barca to rest eight for Shakhtar dead rubber

Barcelona will rest eight players for their final Champions League Group C match at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, the Primera Liga leaders said on their website. Barca have already qualified as group winners. Daniel Alves, Carles Puyol, Rafael Marquez, Yaya Toure, Lionel Messi, Xavi, Thierry Henry and Victor Valdes will start preparing instead for the 'clasico' at home to Real Madrid in the Primera Liga next Saturday.