FT: Viktoria Pizen 2-4 Barcelona, Ferran Torres Bags BRACE! (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)
Barcelona exited the Champions League with a win as they secured a victory against Viktoria Pizen, to pick up seven points in the group, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
Barcelona dominated proceedings in the game as the first half began putting Viktoria Pizen under immense pressure from the opening minutes of the game.
The Catalans were menacing on the attack and comfortably kept possession of the ball right from the opening minutes.
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With a series of chances created from the start, it was not long before Barcelona took the lead against Pizen.
Alonso’s 8th-minute strike put the home in the lead, and they continue mounting pressure on the visitors.
Despite going a goal up, it was still a one-traffic game, with the Camp Nou club still dominating play and pushing for more goals.
Viktoria Pizen sat back to defend as they could not rival the dominance of Barcelona.
Pizen rarely controlled possession in the game, but relied heavily on counterattacks to threaten the Barcelona defense.
Despite playing second fiddle to Barcelona in every aspect of the game, they made some goal attempts.
Throughout the first half, Pizen had a meager 26% of the ball possession but managed 9 shots and had 4 attempts on target.
Barcelona won 74% of the ball possession and had 8 shots, with 4 on target.
They made a total of 432 passes, completing 393 of them, while Pizen managed only 86 passes, completing 64.
Before the end of the first half, Ferran Torres doubled the lead with another goal in the 44th minute, going into the break with a 2-0 lead.
Second Half Report
It was still Barcelona dominating play as the second half began.
The Catalans continued to mount pressure while their visitors retreated to the defense and waited to pounce on counterattacks.
Pizen were able to put up a better performance despite playing second fiddle to Barcelona.
In the 51st minute, they won a penalty, which Chory converted to cut Barcelona’s lead.
However, Barcelona returned back to their 2 goals lead with Ferran Torres again on the score sheet in the 54th minute.
Chory scores again in the 63rd minute to cut Barcelona’s lead, taking the scoreline to 3-2.
Torre scored again in the 75th minute to sink the home as Barcelona exits the Champions League on a winning note.