FULL-TIME, Ferencváros 0-3 Barcelona: Excellent performance and an easy win for Barça. Well done, boys!
83min: MISSED OPPORTUNITY! Riqui Puig steals the ball from Blazic and gives Dembélé a tap-in, but Ousmane tries to be unselfish and give the ball back to Puig but the pass is intercepted. Should have been the fourth.
80min: Barça’s final change sees Konrad De La Fuente replace Braithwaite.
79min: CLOSE! Aleñá finds Pjanic at the edge of the box and Miralem fires a beautiful strike but it goes just wide.
77min: Powerful shot from distance by Dembélé and an easy save for Dibusz.
74min: WHAT A MISS! Dembélé and Braithwaite play a nice one-two and Ousmane gives Trincão a tap-in, but the Portuguese misses with his weak foot.
72min: SAVE! Beautiful diving stop by Neto on a header from Baturina that looked destined for the back of the net.
69min: Trincão is booked for a foul on Laïdouni.
66min: CHANCE! Dembélé beats Blazic, cuts to his right and fires it just wide. Ousmane, who is the captain right now, looks hungry for a second goal.
64min: Two more changes for Barça: Carles Aleñá replaces Clément Lenglet (with De Jong playing center-back now), while Riqui Puig comes on for Antoine Griezmann.
62min: Good block by Junior Firpo on a shot by Isael.
55min: CLOSE!!! Dembélé goes on a crazy solo run and takes on the entire defense, beats them all, cuts back to his right foot but hits the side netting.
53min: Griezmann is booked for a foul on Somália.
51min: Miralem Pjanic steals a pass at the edge of the box but fires over the bar.
46min: Two halftime substitutions from Ronald Koeman: Frenkie De Jong replaces Sergio Busquets and Junior Firpo is on for Jordi Alba
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Ferencváros 0-3 Barcelona: And we’re back underway! Come on, boys, let’s finish the job!
HALFTIME, Ferencváros 0-3 Barcelona: Dominant and exciting first half from Barça, with good goals and many chances. Really good stuff.
37min: CHANCE! Long pass to find Braithwaite, who fires a rocket but Dibusz makes a nice stop.
36min NETO! Big save from the Brazilian to stop Blazic, but the Ferencváros defender was offside.
33min: Braithwaite is put through on goal but Frimpong makes a good enough challenge to make the Dane miss.
29min: Yellow card for Sergio Busquets for a foul on Somália.
GOAL!!!! Ferencváros 0-3 Barcelona (Dembélé 28’): IT’S THREE!!! Dembélé buries the spot kick with ease and Barça have tripled the lead!
26min: PENALTY TO BARÇA!!! Braithwaite outruns Frimpong and is brought down inside the box.
GOAL!!!! Ferencváros 0-2 Barcelona (Braithwaite 21’): IT’S TWO!!! Dembélé does his working down the left and plays a perfect low cross to Braithwaite, who dives and deflects it home!
18min: CHANCE! Beautiful one-two between Alba and Ousmane Dembélé, and Jordi finds Francisco Trincão who can’t make good contact and drags his short wide. Barça playing some excellent stuff right now.
GOLAZO!!!! Ferencváros 0-1 Barcelona (Griezmann 14’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Alba with the cross and Griezmann scores a BEAUTIFUL backheel! What a goal!
11min: CHANCE! Barça recover the ball high up the pitch and Braithwaite finds Jordi Alba all alone in the box but Dibusz makes a good save. Alba was offside, but it was still a good moment of high pressing from the Blaugrana.
4min: CHANCE! Excellent cross from Sergiño Dest and Braithwaite anticipates it but knocks the ball just wide.
1min: The pregame formation predictions for both teams are correct. Ferencváros line up in a 5-4-1 and Barça start in a 4-2-3-1 with Antoine Griezmann in behind Martin Braithwaite.
KICKOFF! Ferencváros 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Neto; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Pjanic; Trincão, Griezmann, Dembélé; Braithwaite (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Iñaki Peña (GK), Arnau (GK), Firpo, De Jong, Aleñá, Matheus, Puig, Pedri, Konrad
Starting XI: Dibusz; Botka, Blazic, Frimpong, Dvali, Heister; Isael, Sigér, Somália, Uzuni; Nguen (5-4-1)
Bench: Szécsi (GK), Öri (GK), Lovrencsics, Kharatin, Kovacevic, Mak, Baturina, Csontos, Boli, Laïdouni
WELCOME TO THE PUSKÁS ARÉNA! The beautiful national stadium of beautiful Budapest, Hungary is the site of a big Champions League match between Ferencváros and Barcelona, who come into this one needing three points to practically guarantee first place in Group G with a game to spare. This should be a fun game, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2020-21 Champions League, Group G, Matchday 5
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Puskás Aréna, Budapest, Hungary
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
VAR: Vitali Meshkov (RUS)
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