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PSV vs Barcelona live blog, full-time: Barça clinch Champions League group with big away victory

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Follow along as Barça play a big European game!

PSV v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Group B Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

FULL-TIME, PSV 1-2 Barcelona: The last 10 minutes were really tough with PSV looking for an equalizer, but we managed to hold on. Well done, boys! We’ve won the group with a game to spare!


GOAL, PSV 1-2 Barcelona (De Jong 82’): Luuk De Jong heads home a cross from the left side, and PSV have some hope here.


GOAL!!!! PSV 0-2 Barcelona (Piqué 70’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA!!! Messi takes a free kick, Gerard Piqué sticks a foot in and deflects the ball home!!!


GOAL!!!! PSV 0-1 Barcelona (Messi 61’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Lionel Messi scores an impossible goal inside the box from a very narrow angle with three defenders in front of him, and Barça are ahead in Eindhoven! Amazing!


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! PSV 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s find a goal and win this thing!


HALFTIME, PSV 0-0 Barcelona: After a strong start from PSV with plenty of pressure and big scoring chances, Barça responded well and had opportunities of their own. This was as tough as expected against a team in need of a win, but we need to play a little better in the second half.


KICKOFF! PSV 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Please don’t give me a heart attack.


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Dembélé, Messi, Coutinho (4-3-3)

Bench: Iñaki Peña, Chumi, Miranda, Aleñá, Denis, Malcom, Munir

PSV EINDHOVEN

Starting XI: Zoet; Dumfries, Schwaab, Viergever, Angeliño; Rosario, Hendrix; Lozano, Pereiro, Bergwijn; De Jong (4-2-3-1)

Bench: Mauro Júnior, Behich, Romero, Room, Malen, Sainsbury, Gutiérrez


THE CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMPIOOOOOOOOOOOOONS... It’s back, baby!!! The Champions League returns to our lives this week, and Barcelona have a tough away trip to PSV Eindhoven. A win or a draw (if Inter Milan don’t win) will be enough for Barça to win their group, so this is an important European night. Let’s follow along with tonight’s LIVE BLOG!!!

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MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2018-19 Champions League, Group B, Matchday 5

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)

Venue: PSV Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

How to watch on TV: UniMás (USA), BT Sport ESPN (UK), SONY TEN 2 (India), SuperSport 6 (Nigeria), others

How to stream: B/R Live (USA), BT Sport Live (UK), others


Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!