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Barcelona has consolidated its position in its Champions League group, beating Manchester city with the score 4:0
“Barcelona” has won its third consecutive victory in the Champions League. Barcelona at “camp Nou” defeated “Manchester city”, headed by Josep Guardiola. Former club Catalan specialist scored in the gate of visitors four unanswered goals.
Guests actively started the game, Josep Guardiola used a high pressure. A bold play in the opponent’s half of the field could yield results. Guests periodically intercepted the ball in midfield and forced the Catalans to make a mistake. The British failed to use the territorial advantage, and on 17-th minute of the “blue garnet” has opened the account. During one of the attacks of the Catalan club midfielder “Manchester city” Fernandinho slipped in his own penalty area and Lionel Messi converted a one-on-one.
After the break, the visitors remained in minority. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who joined from Barcelona in Manchester city this season, in the early half wrong in the transmission. The Chilean went beyond the penalty area but sent the ball directly at the feet of Luis Suarez. The goalkeeper “city” had to save the gate, playing hands outside the penalty area.
Being in minority, there were a lot of mistakes. On 61 minutes, the British lost the ball on his own half of the field, and then Messi shot into the near corner. After another ten minutes the captain of the Argentine national team scored a hat-trick, breaking through on goal from a few metres after a pass of Suarez.
At the end of the match Messi won a penalty and forced to foul, Gael Clichy. 11-meter strike was performed by Neymar, but the ball hit Willy Caballero, who replaced Bravo in goal. The final score was set up Neymar, reabilitirovalsya for the penalty kick. In the last minute of the match, the Brazilian ran into the box, beat several opponents and shot it on goal – 4:0.