Psv Eindhoven 1-2 Barcelona : La Liga side to champions League group,
Barcelona travelled to Eindhoven to play PSV in the Champions League group stage, The Spanish side had already qualified for the last 16 but sealed top spot with a Lionel Messi strike and Gerard Pique’s clever second. as they looked to clinch the top spot in their group with a game to spare. Barcelona will be looking to seal first position in Group B against a PSV side who still have hopes of taking third spot in the section.
Pique stabbed into the bottom corner in what looked like a planned move from Messi’s swept delivery, after the Argentine fired home through a crowd.
PSV had the better chances in the first half before Lionel Messi conjured up a brilliant goal to put his side ahead after the interval. Tonight will be the eighth time that PSV and Barcelona have locked horns in European competition.
with PSV claiming just one victory. Aside from earlier this season, the last time that the two teams met was during the 1997-98 competition , Gerard Pique doubled Barcelona’s lead when he slotted home from Messi’s free-kick. Luuk de Jong pulled one back for the home side with a headed effort,
After the game, Pique said that the build-up to his goal was “practiced”, but Messi later suggested there was an element of luck involved, The result meant that Barcelona were confirmed as group winners, and PSV will finish in the last place.Then Philippe Coutinho’s shot was deflected, and Arturo Vidal had two efforts cleared off the line by PSV. With one fixture to go, Barca lead second-placed Tottenham by six points, with Spurs ahead of Inter Milan on goal difference,