FC BARCELONA hosted their Group G "mates" Russian Club SPARTAK MOSCOW Coached by ex-Valencia & Spanish Coach Unai Emery. The final result was 3 - 2 & the match had some coincidences to the Real Madrid match yesterday with comeback. Barça can be said to have deserved the victory as they played better but went through some nervous & suffering moments as the Russian were at one stage leading in the scoreline.
The opener came via TELLO for Barcelona in the 13th min. The young player put in a great performance tonight & was applauded when taken off for Villa around the 70th min. Moscow equalized with a DANI ALVES own goal in the 28th min.
Then the surprise in the 59th min when Spartak went ahead with a goal from ROMULO, however ( once again ) MESSI came to the rescue with two goals - 71st min & 80th min - to secure things & the three points
Bad news of the night was the injury to Barça defender Gerard Pique in the 11th min, the player may miss the Liga "Clasico" match against Real Madrid coming up soon.
|Bayern Munich scores|
BAYERN MUNICH defeated an absent VALENCIA CF 2 - 1 in their Group F clash. The Germans dominanted most of the game & scored two goals via SCHWEINSTEIGER in the 38th min & KROSS in the 76th min with a lovely goal. Valencia managed a consolation goal in the end via VALDEZ in the 91st min.
Valencia CF avoided a penalty when goalie Alves stopped Mandzukic in the 93rd min.
Bad night for Valencia which offered bad Football with lots of mistakes that the Germans exploited to secure their three points.