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PSV Eindhoven vs. Barcelona – Report on Football Matches – 28 November 2018



Lionel Messi scored an excellent individual goal and put it in another as Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 to secure top spot in the Champions League Group B on Wednesday.

Messi provided assistance for defender Gerard Pique to score the second goal for the League champions, who have 13 points from their five matches and an unwavering lead.

Messi's goal was his 106th UCL goal with Barcelona, ​​defeating 105-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid for the most clubs.

PSV, meanwhile, will finish the bottom, captain Luuk de Jong scored a late consolation goal as they equaled Barcelona for most of the contest at Philips Stadium, struck wood three times in the first round and lost a number of other opportunities.

In a bright start, PSV forward Gaston Pereiro latched on to a poor pass from Ivan Rakitic but the drive was low back from the post, and a few minutes later he shot over the crossbar from close range.

PSV also had good luck, because Barca had two attempts completed within one minute, Arturo Vidal was an unlucky player on both occasions.

His hook effort from 12 yards was cleared by Pablo Rosario before Angelino blocked a goalbound header from the resulting corner.

That Barcelona thanked their lucky star just before halftime when De Jong's header from a free kick came from the bar and a follow-up by Denzel Dumfries hit the post.

The visitors took the lead ahead of the hour mark thanks to the typical part of Messi's magic as he took the ball on the edge of the box and, with four players behind him, managed to push forward and give a thunderous result.

It was 2-0 with 20 minutes remaining when Argentina's free kick was guided to PSV net by unmarked Pique.

De Jong made a frenetic final with his header goal but Barcelona held on under heavy pressure.


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