Champions League - Group D
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Barcelona 2-0 Sporting Lisbon

Barcelona's Paco Alcacer celebrates scoring against Sporting Lisbon
Barcelona finish Group D on 14 points - three more than nearest rivals Juventus

Former Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu scored an own goal against his old club as Sporting Lisbon's hopes of advancing from Group D ended.

Sporting needed to win and hope Juventus slipped up away at Olympiakos.

However, the Italian champions secured runners-up spot with a 2-0 win in Greece, while Barca won a scrappy game.

Barca had drawn their previous two Champions League games 0-0 but Paco Alcacer's glancing header and Mathieu's misdirected clearance secured victory.

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Lionel Messi started on the bench for the second successive Champions League for Barca.

Messi came on moments after Alcacer's 59th-minute goal put the hosts ahead.

Earlier, Luis Suarez was denied by Rui Patricio's leg after getting the better of former Liverpool team-mate Sebastian Coates.

Sporting's best chance fell to Dutch striker Bas Dost, whose first-time shot from close range was brilliantly kept out by Jasper Cillessen.

"We try to do things as well as we can," said Barca boss Ernesto Valverde afterwards. "Sometimes we play wonderfully and sometimes less so."

Barcelona will be seeded when the draw for the knockout stage takes place next Monday at Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 13Cillessen
  • 2Cabral SemedoBooked at 35mins
  • 3PiquéSubstituted forBusquetsat 64'minutes
  • 25Vermaelen
  • 19Digne
  • 6D Suárez
  • 4Rakitic
  • 21Tavares Gomes
  • 22VidalSubstituted forMessiat 61'minutes
  • 9SuárezSubstituted forPaulinhoat 75'minutes
  • 17Alcácer

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 5Busquets
  • 10Messi
  • 15Paulinho
  • 16Deulofeu
  • 18Alba
  • 20Roberto

Sporting

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 13RistovskiSubstituted forGelson Martinsat 45'minutes
  • 92Piccini
  • 4Coates
  • 22Mathieu
  • 9Acuña
  • 8Bruno Fernandes
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 16Battaglia
  • 11César ZanakiSubstituted forda Silva Coentrãoat 64'minutes
  • 10RuízBooked at 30minsSubstituted forDostat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5da Silva Coentrão
  • 6Almeida Pinto
  • 17Castelo Podence
  • 18Salin
  • 28Dost
  • 66Alves Palhinha Gonçalves
  • 77Gelson Martins
Referee:
Craig Thomson
Attendance:
48,336

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamSporting
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 2, Sporting Lisbon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 2, Sporting Lisbon 0.

Corner, Sporting Lisbon. Conceded by Sergio Busquets.

Goal!

Own Goal by Jeremy Mathieu, Sporting Lisbon. Barcelona 2, Sporting Lisbon 0.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergio Busquets with a headed pass.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Cristiano Piccini.

Attempt blocked. Paco Alcácer (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.

Foul by André Gomes (Barcelona).

Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Bas Dost (Sporting Lisbon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Fábio Coentrão with a cross.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Rui Patrício.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Denis Suárez.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Paulinho replaces Luis Suárez.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by André Gomes.

Foul by Lucas Digne (Barcelona).

Gelson Martins (Sporting Lisbon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Sporting Lisbon. Rui Patrício tries a through ball, but Marcos Acuña is caught offside.

Foul by Nélson Semedo (Barcelona).

Marcos Acuña (Sporting Lisbon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luis Suárez (Barcelona).

Sebastián Coates (Sporting Lisbon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Digne (Barcelona).

Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Sergio Busquets replaces Gerard Piqué.

Substitution

Substitution, Sporting Lisbon. Fábio Coentrão replaces Bruno César.

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

Attempt saved. Bas Dost (Sporting Lisbon) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Lionel Messi replaces Aleix Vidal.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 1, Sporting Lisbon 0. Paco Alcácer (Barcelona) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Denis Suárez with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Sebastián Coates.

Attempt blocked. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Nélson Semedo (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bruno César (Sporting Lisbon).

Attempt blocked. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by André Gomes.

Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon).

Foul by Denis Suárez (Barcelona).

Bruno César (Sporting Lisbon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gelson Martins (Sporting Lisbon) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.

Denis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man Utd6501123915
2FC Basel6402115612
3CSKA Moscow6303810-29
4Benfica6006114-130

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG65012542115
2Bayern Munich6501136715
3Celtic6105518-133
4Anderlecht6105217-153

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Roma632196311
2Chelsea6321168811
3Atl Madrid61415417
4FK Qarabag6024214-122

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona642091814
2Juventus632175211
3Sporting621389-17
4Olympiakos6015413-91

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool5230166109
2Sevilla5221111108
3Spartak Moscow51319636
4NK Maribor5023215-132

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City55001331015
2Shakhtar Donetsk530278-19
3Napoli520310916
4Feyenoord5005313-100

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas532094511
2FC Porto521210827
3RB Leipzig52129907
4Monaco5023411-72

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tottenham5410124813
2Real Madrid5311145910
3B Dortmund5023510-52
4Apoel Nicosia5023214-122
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