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Barca Scrape Past Lisbon

UEFA Champions League Report: Sporting Lisbon v FC Barcelona 27 September 2017

By SL International - Sep 27, 2017 10:42 PM

UEFA Champions League 

Result: Sporting Lisbon 0-1 FC Barcelona

Date: 27 September 2017

Venue: Estádio José Alvalade

FC Barcelona maintained their winning start to the UEFA Champions League campaign with a narrow 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon.

The Catalan giants dominated possession in the early stages, moving the ball across the field with relative ease.

Jorge Jesus' charges were absorbing the pressure and staying compact at the back half-an-hour into the match.

After 40 minutes Ernesto Valverde's troops were having the lion's share of possession but could not penetrate Sporting while playing narrow, with Lionel Messi sitting just behind Luis Suarez.

Barca could not make their possession count and Jesus was happy to go into the halftime break goalless.

Sebastian Coates scored an own goal in the 49th minute giving the Catalans the lead following a Messi free-kick that bounced off the defender, with Suarez also getting the touch, in the six-yard box and into the back of the net, 0-1.

After the hour-mark the game was opening up with the hosts now forced to come out of their defensive blocks, which suited Valverde's charges.

Messi had a chance to double the lead for Barca in the 73rd minute but his curling free-kick from 25-yards missed inches over the bar.

In the last seven minutes, Andrés Iniesta was taken off for Brazil international Paulinho as they looked to shore up the midfield.

In the end, the Catalan outfit saw out the game to claim the narrow win away from home. 

 


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Boikago Mosehle Sep 28, 2017 07:29 PM
Barcelona win
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Barcelona win
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Schakos Sep 28, 2017 07:29 PM
It looks like Benfica was a mountain to climb for Barca, it took an own to beat them.
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own goal Barcelona haibo
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Barcelona
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dankie barcanation
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Come on barca
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@dlaisa charles Messi is the Best in Barcelona wena
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Faysal Sep 28, 2017 10:46 AM
Own goal barca players had of night
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Dave1992 Sep 28, 2017 09:40 AM
Lady luck appears to be in Barca's side
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dlaisa charles Sep 28, 2017 08:43 AM
@musah005 sham on you dont u know that Messi is the best in the world ?
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musah005 Sep 28, 2017 08:32 AM
They've suddenly turned to own goals for wins,I thought they had the "best player" in the world #HalaMadrid
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King messi what happened. .
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berbatov Sep 28, 2017 08:09 AM
oh boy another own goal
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berbatov Sep 28, 2017 08:09 AM
oh boy another own goal
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The Goat was on the Bench kikikiki
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Mxolisingongoma Sep 28, 2017 08:00 AM
@MR E Guys you need to understand the format of group stages. We are not talking second leg,but second round. Plus it's not as if Sporting is the next opponent for Barca bcz they will have to play other teams that are in the same group.
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