Ronaldinho and Eto'o inspire Barca
Barcelona's passage was confirmed by the injury time goal by Eto'o.
BARCELONA, Spain -- Ronaldinho made amends for missing a penalty to score the first goal as Barcelona beat Benfica 2-0 in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg in the Nou Camp on Wednesday.
With the first leg tied 0-0, Ronaldinho saw his fifth minute penalty brilliantly saved by Marcelo Moretto.
But 14 minutes later the Brazilian World Cup star made no mistake as he sidefooted past the keeper from a Samuel Eto'o pass. Eto'o scored the second in injury time.
"Tonight, we picked an apposite moment to get some goals," smiled Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard in tacit acceptance that Barca should have buried their rivals in the first game.
"I think the team deserve congratulations for this win, which is a fine success for us," added the Dutchman.
Barca, who have struggled to score in recent games, were given the perfect chance to settle their nerves when Benfica midfielder Petit conceded a penalty after he cut out a Mark van Bommel pass with his hand just inside the area.
Ronaldinho stepped up to take the spot kick but Moretto, who had denied Barca with an inspired performance in the first leg, produced a spectacular full-stretch save to stop the Brazilian's mid-height shot.
The Spanish champions suffered a further blow just four minutes later as midfielder Deco was booked for kicking Moretto as he challenged for the ball in the area, incurring a suspension that will keep him out of the first leg of the semi-final against Milan.
Cameroon star Eto'o turned the tie with a brilliant solo run, exchanging passes with Henrik Larsson on the way.
He eventually burst past Luisao before finding Ronaldinho who scored from 10 meters out.
Barcelona grew in confidence after Ronaldinho's goal and Moretto had to be sharp to save with his feet from a van Bommel shot.
Early in the second half Benfica, who put out European champions Liverpool, gave the home fans a scare as winger Sabrosa Simao missed a great chance, putting the ball wide of the post with just Victor Valdes to beat.
Barcelona made the game safe when the prolific Eto'o volleyed past Marcelo Moretto to confirm the Spanish side's place in the last four where they will play AC Milan in a mouthwatering tie.
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