SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPANISH FOOTBALL TEAMS WEDNESDAY FINAL RESULTS | UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

SPANISH FOOTBALL TEAMS WEDNESDAY FINAL RESULTS | UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

The two last remaining Spanish Football Clubs with UEFA Champions League duties played tonight with the following final results & goalscorers.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2014-2015

FC Barcelona hosted Apoel Nicosia in their Group F opener. The final result was a 1 - 0 victory to Barça & more importantly, the three points. Barça Coach Luis Enrique changed his team around & started with:

Ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Bartra, Adriano; Sergi Roberto, Xavi, Samper; Messi, Neymar & Munir.

FC Barcelona kept to their style of possession Football while Apoel held back to defend & wait for counter-attacking opportunities. No surprises throughout the match with Barça attacking & creating chances almost getting to the monotonous stages. Apoel created some chances in the second half but failed to convert.

The only - & winning - goal came in the 28th min when Gerard Pique headed home a fixed play free kick. 

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2014-2015

Celebrations at Bilbao as Athletic Club returns to Champions League after a 16 year wait. Bilbao hosted Shakhtar Donetsk in their Group H match & played out a 0 - 0 final result.

The Athletic Club Bilbao starting line-up was:


Iraizoz; De Marcos, Gurpegi, Laporte, Balenziaga; Iturraspe, Mikel Rico, Beñat; Muniain, Ibai Gomez & Aduriz.

From the Bilbao point of view, 24 crosses into the goal area & no ball converted into goal, apart from this, with only 3 true goal chance-attempts all in the second half. This sums up the Bilbao night. Shakhtar on the other hand defended very well & won in the ball possession area- 54% - having their own very clear goal opportunities as well but failing to convert. Bilbao suffered to hold them out.

Seen it all after 90 mins, perhaps deserved result & draw.

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