FULL-TIME, Barcelona 3-1 Dortmund: Barça played well in the first half and managed the game in the second, and Messi was a monster again. Great win, and the group is ours.
GOAL, Barcelona 3-1 Dortmund (Sancho 77’): Dortmund get a goal back. Julian Brandt finds Jadon Sancho who scores a beautiful goal.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 3-0 Dortmund (Griezmann 67’): IT’S THREE!!! Barça go on a devastating counter attack that ends with a BRILLIANT through ball from Messi and a great finish from Antoine Griezmann! Game over!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 2-0 Dortmund: Let’s finish the job, boys!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 2-0 Dortmund: Shaky start but Barça have dominated this one, and the goals came to validate their dominance.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-0 Dortmund (Messi 33’): IT’S TWO!!! It’s a terrible pass from Mats Hummels at the back, Frenkie De Jong finds Messi who makes a one-two with Suárez and hits the back of the net!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Dortmund (Suárez 29’): NO OFFSIDES THIS TIME! Messi finds Suárez again inside the box for an easy finish, but the Uruguayan was onside this time. Barça take the lead!
GOAL DISALLOWED! Barça thought they’d taken the lead through Luis Suárez, but he was offside when Lionel Messi made the pass. VAR confirmed the call.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Dortmund: Come on, boys! It’s a huge European night, let’s get the job done!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Umtiti, Lenglet, Firpo; Rakitic, Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Todibo, Wagué, Arthur, Vidal, Ansu Fati, Griezmann
Starting XI: Bürki; Piszczek, Akanji, Hummels, Schulz; Weigl, Witsel; Hakimi, Reus, Guerreiro; Brandt (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Hitz (GK), Zagadou, Schmelzer, Dahoud, Hazard, Sancho, Götze
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of a giant UEFA Champions League match as Barcelona face Borussia Dortmund with the fate of both these teams at stake. Barça will qualify and win the group with a victory, but things could become very difficult if they lose to a very good team that is not afraid of Barça. This will be an amazing night in Europe, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2019-20 UEFA Champions League, Group F, Matchday 5
Group F Standings: Barcelona (1st, 8pts); Borussia Dortmund (2nd, 7pts); Inter Milan (3rd, 4pts); Slavia Prague (4th, 2pts)
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
How to watch on TV: TUDN (USA), BT Sport ESPN (UK), SuperSport 6 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), Movistar Liga de Campeones (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!