PSV Eindhoven 1-2 FC Barcelona: Mission accomplished | FC Barcelona
As it happens, a point in Eindhoven would have been enough to secure first place in Group B, given that Inter Milan were destined to lose this evening to Tottenham.
Group winners for 12th time in a row | FC Barcelona
For an amazing twelfth season in a row, Barça have not only qualified for the last sixteen of the Champions League, but have done so in first place. The 2-1 win at PSV Eindhoven did the trick, with Barça already six points clear of both Inter Milan and Tottenham going into the final round of games.
Leo Messi, all-time top UCL scorer for a single club | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi and record breaking go hand in hand. And his fabulous goal against PSV last night was number 106 for him in the Champions League. That makes him the top scorer of all time in the competition for a single club, ousting Cristiano Ronaldo (105 goals for Real Madrid) from top spot.
Table toppers: Valverde and his players reflect on a job well done | FC Barcelona
“We’re so happy to have mathematically topped the group” said a beaming Ernesto Valverde after his side had done just that by beating PSV Eindhoven 2-1 in Wednesday night’s Champions League clash.
Messi: Finishing top was the objective | FC Barcelona
After the 2-1 win over PSV the FC Barcelona captain Leo Messi gave his vie won the victory: “We have achieved our objective of finishing top of a difficult group. We are really happy, it has been a tight group with tough away trips.” With regards to the last 16, the Argentine added, “we are always prepared but to talk about it now is difficult, we have to think about what is ahead calmly.”
Messi is disguising Valverde’s problems at Barcelona | Marca
Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde are fortunate to have a player in their squad with superhuman qualities in Lionel Messi. They have player who can pull off an incredible shot between five bodies, who can change the run of a game at will, pick a pass with the precision of a surgeon, but that shouldn’t stop Valverde from seeing the problems in his team.
Piqué, Barça’s top scoring defender in the Champions League | FC Barcelona
A new record for Gerard Piqué. His goal against PSV on Wednesday night was his 11th for FC Barcelona in the Champions League, one more than Ronald Koeman scored in the competition (counting the former European Cup).
HIGHLIGHTS: PSV Eindhoven v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Top of the group in the Champions League. Ernesto Valverde’s team assured themselves of first place thanks to a 2-1 win in the Netherlands at PSV Eindhoven. A brilliant goal from Leo Messi and one from Gerard Piqué put the blaugranes in control before a late strike from Luuk de Jong set up a nervous last few minutes.
Barcelona advised against Neymar move by former boss Louis van Gaal | ESPN
Neymar left Camp Nou for Paris Saint-Germain in world record €222 million deal in the summer of 2017. But there have been constant rumours he is ready to make a return to Spain, with Barca and Real Madrid touted as potential destinations.
Joan Gamper, FC Barcelona founder and first reporter | FC Barcelona
It’s November 29, and that means it’s exactly 119 years since Hans Gamper called his historic meeting at the Solé Gymnasium to form the Barcelona Foot-Ball Club. Born in Winterthur near Zurich on 22 November 1877, Gamper was an accomplished sportsman who excelled at athletics, golf, cycling and many other disciplines.