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Teen Bojan, a pleasure to watch
April 2nd, 2008 6:45AM

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[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] True to its principles, Barcelona went to Germany with the idea to attack Schalke 04, and, sure enough, scored an early goal that held up for a 1-0 victory in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal series on Tuesday.

Barcelona scored in the 12th minute when Thierry Henry snatched the rebound of his own shot pass and fed Bojan Krkic, who beat Manuel Neuer.

Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard resisted the temptation to drop Henry after a poor performance against Real Betis in a 3-2 loss on Saturday that dropped Barcelona into third place, seven points behind Real Madrid in La Liga race.

Henry started in a three-man attack along with Samuel Eto'o and Krkic, will not turn 18 until the end of August.

His goal made him the second youngest player to score in the Champions League after Ghanaian Peter Ofori-Quaye, who scored at the age of 17 for Olympiakos in 1997.

"I'm delighted for Bojan because he just does everything right on the field," Rijkaard said. "Every decision he takes is the right one. You look at his age and then you see him performing like a great player for his team. He deserves special congratulation. He shouldn't lose his humility and should keep working, but really, it was a pleasure to watch him."

GAME SUMMARY:
April 1 in Gelsenkirchen

Schalke 04 0 Barcelona 1. Goal: Krkic 12
Schalke 04 -- Neuer, Rafinha, Bordon, Krstajic, Westermann, Asamoah (Larsen 73), Kobiashvili, Ernst, Pander, Kuranyi (Sanchez 60), Altintop (Lovenkrands 89).
Barcelona -- Valdes, Zambrotta, Puyol, Milito, Abidal, Toure (Marquez 73), Xavi, Iniesta, Krkic (Silvinho 86), Eto'o (dos Santos 82), Henry.
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)
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