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Champions League: Barcelona beat PSV, secures 1st place in Group B




Messi celebrates goal that opened the score for Barca over PSV

Champions League Wednesday was decisive for Group B of the competition. In Amsterdam, the already qualified Barcelona made 2 to 1 in the already eliminated PSV and secured the first placement of the key. On the other hand, in the legendary stadium of Wembley, Tottenham beat Inter Milan by 1 to 0, got rid of the elimination by now and played the definition of the second vacancy of the group for the last round.

With the results, the key has the Spaniards in the lead with 13 points and four wins campaign and a draw. Behind them are Tottenham and Inter Milan respectively with seven points drawn (the English are ahead by the advantage in the direct confrontation). Finally, the PSV parked in the group’s lantern, with only two draws in the sum.

In the next and last round of Group B of the Champions League, Inter Milan will host PSV at Giuseppe Meazza at 6:00 p.m. on 11 December. On the same day and time, Tottenham go to the Camp Nou to face Barca.

The game- Although Barcelona have already qualified and PSV without a chance of progressing to the next round, it was the Dutch side who showed greater willingness to leave with the win on Wednesday, with the constituents being superior during the initial stage.

In the 15 minutes of the first half, Pereiro pressed on the ball and recovered the ball. The midfielder hit hard and hit Ter Stegen’s beam, almost scoring the first. Nine minutes later, the player missed another great chance, kicking over the goal being face to face with the German archer near the small area.

In the 30 minute range, Barca tried to revive in the match and came to scare Messi. The Argentine received the ball the way it likes and threw a bomb, which passed near the goal of Zoet.

Already close to the end of the first half, PSV had the best opportunity of the first stage. After lifting to the area, De Jong went up to the second floor and headed high, hitting Ter Stegen’s crossbar. In addition, Dumfries also stamped the crossbar before Barça faded away.

In the second half, the commanders of Ernesto Valverde more balanced the actions. The young Frenchman Dembélé returned connected to the second stage and set fire to the game, which encouraged Barcelona.

At 14 of the period, at last the score in Amsterdam was inaugurated. Messi tabled with Dembéle and was surrounded by four defenders of PSV. The Argentine had no problem in finalizing all, pulling to the left foot and beating firmly at the angle, with no chance for Zoet: 1 to 0 with beautiful goal of the shirt 10.

Shortly after, the Dutch were nervous with the goal and the Blaugrana took advantage to increase the difference. On miss, Messi hit with the characteristic left leg and the ball, in the middle of the path, found Piqué. The Spanish defender made the detour that “killed” the rival goalkeeper: 2 to 0.

PSV, who looked dead in the dispute, let tempers on edge at 36: after crossing the left, De Jong again rose head and but the visitors’ central line of defense had to look on as Ste Stegen broke through.

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