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Slavia Prague vs Barcelona live blog, full-time: Barça play badly, survive pressure, win on the road

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FULL-TIME, Slavia 1-2 Barcelona: Barça wasted some huge chances to kill the game, had to suffer with a lot of crosses at the end but have managed to protect the lead. Poor performance, but this was never going to be easy and winning is a big deal. Well done, boys.


GOAL!!! Slavia 1-2 Barcelona (Suárez 57’): BARÇA RE-TAKE THE LEAD!!! Lionel Messi takes a free-kick, the ball bounces in the box and Luis Suárez shows great improvisation to score a huge second goal!


GOAL, Slavia 1-1 Barcelona (Boril 50’): Slavia equalize thanks to a long ball that isn’t properly dealt with by the Barça defense, and Boril scores an easy goal for the home team.


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Slavia 0-1 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s suffer a little less and finish the job!


HALFTIME, Slavia 0-1 Barcelona: Since conceding the goal Slavia have completely dominated this one, and Ter Stegen is the reason why they haven’t at least equalized. Barça must keep the ball and finish better in the second half.


GOAL!!! Slavia 0-1 Barcelona (Messi 3’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Barça steal the ball high up the pitch and Arthur finds Lionel Messi all alone inside the box for an easy finish and the opening goal!


KICKOFF! Slavia 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Big European night, let’s get this win!


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Griezmann (4-3-3)

Bench: Neto (GK), Todibo, Wagué, Firpo, Rakitic, Vidal, Dembélé, Ansu Fati

SLAVIA PRAGUE

Starting XI: Kolar; Coufal, Kudela, Hovorka, Boril; Soucek, Sevcik; Masopust, Stanciu, Zeleny; Olayinka (4-2-3-1)

Bench: Kovar (GK), Holes, Husbauer, Tecl, Van Buren, Skoda, Frydrych


WELCOME TO PRAGUE!!! The beautiful capital of the Czech Republic is the site of a huge Champions League match between Barcelona and Slavia Prague at the Sinobo Stadium, which will be bouncing with excitement for the visit of the world’s greatest club. Barça need to win to stay in solid position in their fight to win Group F, while Slavia will look to create a magical European night. This should be very good, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2019-20 UEFA Champions League, Group F, Matchweek 3

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Thursday)

Venue: Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic

Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO)

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

How to watch on TV: TUDN (USA), BT Sport 3 (UK), SuperSport 6 (Nigeria), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others

How to stream: FuboTV, B/R Live (USA), BT Sport Live (UK), Movistar+ (Spain), 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, be careful with the 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!