UCL 2019: Group F continues to surprise

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UCL 2019 Barcelona vs Slavia Prague Highlights – Barcelona took on Slavia Praha (Prague) for the first game of the Group F. Messi and company were left disappointed as the hosts had to settle for a goalless draw with Praha. This was the first time Barca failed to score in a home game. After 46 wins in their home games, Barca failed to score in this one! Messi struck the bar against Prague and that was the closest Barcelona could come to scoring despite having 6 shots on target.

ucl 2019 barcelona vs slavia prague highlights

Ondrej Kolar the goalkeeper for Prague put up a solid performance denying Messi to score with his strong left foot. The visitors showed intent in their football this time and came close to scoring the opening goal as Nigerian striker Peter Olayinka was unable to latch onto Petr Sevcik’s square pass in the fourth minute. Nelson Semedo was the most creative player for Barcelona throughout the night. He was successfully able to break the right flank multiple times but was unable to find the target in the opponent’s third.

UCL 2019 Barcelona vs Slavia Prague Highlights

The game ended with the scoreline of 0-0, with the hosts maintaining their top spot and the visitors being at the bottom of the table. Barcelona lost 3-1 to Levante in La Liga on the weekend and so their coach Ernesto Valverde said: “We haven’t been convincing with our performances either on Saturday or today, and we know there is a lot of pressure now on the team. We have to respond in a positive way”.

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UCL 2019 Barcelona vs Slavia Prague Highlights – For the second game of Group F, Borussia Dortmund hosted Inter. Inter had already won the reverse fixture at their home with 2 goals to 0. Last night’s match was more important for Dortmund because if they failed to register points on the table, they would have to practically move out of the UCL.

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Inter started the match in a very strong way with Lautaro Martinez scoring the first goal just four minutes into the game after dribbling past several Dortmund defenders. Matias Vecino doubled Conte’s men lead in the 40th minute. The game looked done as both the teams headed back to their changing rooms.

UCL 2019 Barcelona vs Slavia Prague Highlights – The German side stepped onto the field with new vigor to them, Achraf Hakimi who has been the star of the team so far once again proved invaluable as he started the come back with the first goal, which was assisted by Mario Gotze. Newly acquired Julian Brandt leveled the game as Paco Alcacer intercepted the ball from Inter’s throw-in. Dortmund completed the comeback with a crisp link-up between Sancho and Hakimi, with the Moroccan slotting the winner past Handanovic.

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