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Champions League : Barcelona 3-1 Dortmund Match Reports, Match Events



MSG all on fire to book UCL last 16 spot as group winners



Lionel Messi starred on his 700th appearance for the club as Barcelona comfortably beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at home to progress to the knockout rounds of the Champions League



Match Report


        Barcelona already topped Group F but have confirmed their place in the next phase, with Dortmund 's fate no longer in their own hands on the closing matchday.

Luis Suarez scored from Messi's pass to open the scoring at Camp Nou on Wednesday and then turned provider for the skipper as Barca scored twice in the space of five first-half minutes.

Messi, reportedly set to win a sixth Ballon d'Or next week, added a second assist to a typically glittering individual display by setting up Antoine Griezmann to seal matters after the break with substitute Jadon Sancho firing home late on for Dortmund.




Match Events



21' OFFSIDE! Suarez’s goal disallowed

Suarez believes that he has handed Barca the lead, but the goal is disallowed on the pitch by the linesman for offside. The Uruguayan moves too soon from Messi's perfect pass into the box before slotting his effort past Burki. VAR confirms the decision.

26' Dembele injured AGAIN, Griezmann on


A huge concern for Barca as Dembele is down in the box, clutching his ankle. He may have to make way here. Dembele has to be withdrawn for the home side and is replaced by Griezmann.

29' GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Dortmund (Suarez)

Dortmund are the architects of their own downfall allowing Messi to strike. Hummels gives the ball away straight to De Jong, who finds Messi. The Argentine and Suarez combine with a neat one-two to allow the former to find space in the left inside channel. He fires his effort low past Burki and beyond the outstretched leg of Hummels covering on the line.

33' GOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Dortmund (Messi)


Dortmund are the architects of their own downfall allowing Messi to strike. Hummels gives the ball away straight to De Jong, who finds Messi. The Argentine and Suarez combine with a neat one-two to allow the former to find space in the left inside channel. He fires his effort low past Burki and beyond the outstretched leg of Hummels covering on the line.

47' CLOSE! Griezmann's shot stopped by Burki

Messi opens up the Dortmund defence with a pass into the left inside channel for Griezmann. However, he drills his low strike straight into the legs of Burki.

51' Yellow Card! Messi booked

Messi weaves his way through the Dortmund defence, but sees his chance to shoot closed down by Burki. He goes down in the box as the keeper fails to gather the ball cleanly, only to see the referee book him for simulation.

60' Ter Stegen makes a decent save

Sancho works the ball down the left to combine with Brandt, but he sees his low strike well saved by Ter Stegen at the near post. Encouragement for the visitors.

67' GOAL! Barcelona 3-0 Dortmund (Griezmann)

The Frenchman notches his first goal of the season the Champions League with a composed finish. Messi opens up the Dortmund defence with a throughball into the left inside channel. Griezmann gets behind Piszczek before striking first time into the bottom-right corner, leaving Burki no chance.

77' GOAL! Barcelona 3-1 Dortmund (Sancho)

Sancho latches on to Brandt's knockback on the edge of the box and with little back lift he powers a right-footed volley into the top-right corner. Ter Stegan was surprised by the effort, although there is nothing he could do to stop that.




Man Of The Match


Lionel Messi

Most Assist In The Match (2)
⭐ Most Shots In The Match (5)
⭐ Contribution On All Goals In The Match
⭐ Most Dribbles Won (11)
⭐Most Shot On Targets (2)
⭐ Hit Wood Work (1)

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