Win against Sporting LisbonDecember 6, 2017
Barcelona finished the group stage of Champions League last night at the top of the table after beating Sporting Lisbon at Camp Nou. Barça ended on 14 points, with four wins and two draws. Juventus came second in group D with 11 points.
Having already secured the top spot, the result of the match was inconsequential for the Catalans. With a bank holiday on Wednesday and then again on Friday many locals had left the city. The stadium was half full.
It wasn’t until just before the hour that Alcácer scored the opener with his head.
And then Messi came on and suddenly the game came to life. Despite more action in the last half hour Barcelona was unable to extend their lead. But just as it looked like Barcelona win with a narrow single goal advantage Mathieu accidentally redirected the ball into his own net. The result sees the end of Sporting’s hopes to continue in the competition this season.
Alcácer (min 59)
Mathieu (min 90+1)