Champions League - Group E
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Barcelona 6-1 Roma

Luis Suarez scores with a volley
Luis Suarez's volley went through a crowd of players at the Nou Camp

Lionel Messi finished off a 27-pass move and Luis Suarez scored a great volley as Barcelona celebrated Champions League Group E qualification with victory over Roma.

Suarez tapped home the opener and then Messi finished off a sublime move, before Suarez volleyed in his second.

Gerard Pique made it 4-0 from close range and Messi poked in another.

Adriano smashed in after Neymar had his penalty saved before Edin Dzeko headed in the consolation in stoppage time.

Former Manchester City forward Dzeko also headed over from close range and had a penalty saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Messi goal
Twenty-seven passes: six touches for Lionel Messi, four for Neymar and two (including the final assist) for Luis Suarez as Messi scored Barcelona's second

Move over Bayern, Barca are back

Barcelona underlined their status as one of the favourites to win the competition with another convincing performance, just days after beating La Liga rivals Real Madrid 4-0 in the Bernabeu.

Messi scored twice in his first start in two months and Suarez now has 14 goals in the last 12 matches.

The trio of Neymar, Suarez and Messi mesmerised Roma's defence at the Nou Camp. The three were heavily involved in three of Barcelona's six goals on a night when coach Luis Enrique's side could have had a lot more.

  • Barca had 19 efforts on goal, of which 12 were on target
  • They had 71% possession
  • Barca made 775 passes; Roma made 308
  • Messi had eight shots; six on target. Suarez had three efforts; two on target.

Neymar, whose penalty was saved by Wojciech Szczesny before Adriano followed up, still played an integral part. The Brazil forward, who has scored 39 goals in 2015 for Barca, had four efforts on goal. And he, Suarez and Messi have now scored 119 goals in the calendar year.

"Each player goes out to try and do what is asked of him. We played a perfect game," Suarez said.

"Leo, Neymar and myself are team players and we look to help the team. Messi is the best in the world and I am very happy for him to have scored and played the full match."

Having been thumped in the Spanish Super Cup at the start of the season and followed that with two league defeats, the Catalan club are now nine games unbeaten.

'We were lucky only to concede six'

Maicon and the rest of the Roma defence were on the back foot for the majority of the match.

"We tried to play our football but tonight we didn't manage to do anything," the ex-Manchester City player said.

"We were lucky to lose only 6-1 actually. Our objectives for the season do not change but we have to play differently from tonight. We never really tried to play, we did zero, nothing."

Coach Rudi Garcia added: "Right now Barca is unstoppable, it's not a coincidence that they beat Madrid 4-0.

"For us the good news arrived before the match. The draw between Leverkusen and BATE keeps our options alive."

A victory for Roma at home over Bate Borisov in the final match would secure their passage into the knockout round.

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 6Alves da SilvaBooked at 57mins
  • 3PiquéBooked at 41minsSubstituted forBartraat 57'minutes
  • 23Vermaelen
  • 18Alba
  • 4Rakitic
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forSamperat 45'minutes
  • 20Roberto CarnicerSubstituted forCorreiaat 64'minutes
  • 10MessiBooked at 63mins
  • 9Suárez
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 8Iniesta
  • 13Bravo
  • 15Bartra
  • 17El Haddadi
  • 21Correia
  • 24Mathieu
  • 26Samper

Roma

  • 25Szczesny
  • 13Sisenando
  • 44Manolas
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 3Digne
  • 15PjanicSubstituted forUcanat 75'minutes
  • 20Keita
  • 4NainggolanSubstituted forIturbeat 45'minutes
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forVainqueurat 58'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 9Dzeko
  • 14Falque

Substitutes

  • 5Castan da Silva
  • 7Iturbe
  • 16De Rossi
  • 21Vainqueur
  • 26De Sanctis
  • 35Torosidis
  • 48Ucan
Referee:
Cüneyt Çakir
Attendance:
71,433

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home12
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 6, Roma 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 6, Roma 1.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 6, Roma 1. Edin Dzeko (Roma) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Kostas Manolas.

Attempt blocked. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adriano.

Offside, Barcelona. Luis Suárez tries a through ball, but Adriano is caught offside.

Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

William Vainqueur (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sergi Samper (Barcelona).

William Vainqueur (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

Penalty saved! Edin Dzeko (Roma) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Roma. Edin Dzeko draws a foul in the penalty area.

Dangerous play by Adriano (Barcelona).

Edin Dzeko (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adriano with a through ball.

Offside, Barcelona. Ivan Rakitic tries a through ball, but Lionel Messi is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Roma) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Iago Falque with a cross.

Foul by Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona).

Kostas Manolas (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 6, Roma 0. Adriano (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a set piece situation.

Penalty saved! Neymar (Barcelona) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Barcelona. Neymar draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Salih Ucan (Roma) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Salih Ucan replaces Miralem Pjanic.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Kostas Manolas.

Attempt blocked. Adriano (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neymar.

Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

Offside, Barcelona. Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Adriano replaces Sergi Roberto.

Booking

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lionel Messi (Barcelona).

Juan Iturbe (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

William Vainqueur (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 24th November 2015

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid431070710
2PSG42115147
3Shakhtar Donetsk410348-43
4Malmö FF410318-73

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man Utd42115417
2PSV Eindhoven42026606
3Wolfsburg42024406
4CSKA Moscow411245-14

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Benfica43017439
2Atl Madrid42117257
3Galatasaray411257-24
4FC Astana402228-62

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City43018539
2Juventus42205238
3Sevilla410357-23
4B Mgladbach402226-42

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona54101431113
2Roma51221116-55
3B Leverkusen5122121115
4BATE Borisov5113512-74

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich54011731412
2Olympiakos5302610-49
3Arsenal5203910-16
4Dinamo Zagreb5104312-93

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea5311113810
2FC Porto531196310
3Dynamo Kiev52217438
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv5005115-140

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg5500124815
2KAA Gent52126607
3Valencia520357-26
4Lyon501439-61
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