FC Barcelona defeats APOEL Nicosia in Champion League openerSeptember 18, 2014
FC Barcelona continued their current winning streak last night in a match in which they dominated possession for a narrow 1-0 win against APOEL Nicosia at the Nou Camp.
Luis Enrique selected 7 players to make their first start this season and in the first half the Cypriot team started with some quick passes and ball control. The header in the 8th minute by Tomas De Vincenti was off the goal. Barcelona eventually scored a goal when Lionel Messi’s free kick was headed home by Gerard Pique in the 27th minute.
A mostly uneventful second half with De Vincenti, again, in the 58th minute, attempted a header but the Barcelona goalie blocked it. A goal was disallowed by Munir for being offside, but the 63,000 fans at the Nou Camp went home happy all the same.
1-0 Gerard Pique (min 27)