Champions League - Group D
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Sporting Lisbon 0-1 Barcelona

Sporting Lisbon v Barcelona
Barcelona were knocked out by Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals last season

An own goal by former Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates was enough to earn Barcelona a Champions League Group B victory away to Sporting Lisbon.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both wasted excellent chances in the opening 45 minutes.

However, Barca never looked in danger once Coates bundled into his own net while under pressure from Suarez.

Lionel Messi made his 593rd Barcelona appearance - tying him third with Carles Puyol on the club's all-time list.

Barcelona are top of the group with six points from two games, with Sporting second on three points.

Five star Basel

Basel scored five goals in Europe's most prestigious competition for the first time since 1973 to leave Benfica bottom of Group A without a point.

The Swiss club, beaten 3-0 at Manchester United in their first game, went 3-0 up through Michael Lang, Dimitri Oberlin and a penalty by former Norwich forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Benfica's night went from bad to worse when Andre Almeida was sent off for a terrible two-footed lunge.

Basel added a further two goals through Oberlin and Blas Riveros.

Basel's players celebrate a goal against Benfica
Basel are away to CSKA Moscow in their next Group A game

Higuain scores after being dropped

Juventus secured their first Champions League points of the season with a 2-0 Group D win over Olympiakos.

Boss Massimiliano Allegri left Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain out of his side but sent the former Real Madrid player on with the game goalless after an hour.

Within 10 minutes Higuain had scored before having a hand in Mario Mandzukic's second at the Allianz Arena.

Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring against Olympiakos
Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring against Olympiakos

"I made a choice and Higuain wasn't as good as the others," said Allegri, when asked about his decision to leave the 29-year-old out.

"But we saw this evening that he already moved differently. He has never been a problem and never will be. He's a player who can make the difference and win us games."

Juventus are now third in Group D which is led by unbeaten Barcelona.

Dzeko on target for Roma

Former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko scored his sixth goal in four games as Roma beat Qarabag 2-1 in Azerbaijan.

Kostas Manolas had given the Italians the lead before Dzeko made it 2-0 - Pedro Henrique reducing the deficit.

Qarabag are still seeking a maiden Champions League point, while Roma are two points behind Group C leaders Chelsea, who snatched a dramatic victory against Atletico Madrid to maintain their 100% start.

Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring against Qarabag
Edin Dzeko has seven goals for Roma this season

Line-ups

Sporting

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 92PicciniBooked at 53mins
  • 4CoatesBooked at 58mins
  • 22Mathieu
  • 5da Silva CoentrãoBooked at 26minsSubstituted forSilvaat 74'minutes
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 16Battaglia
  • 77Gelson MartinsBooked at 6mins
  • 8Bruno Fernandes
  • 9AcuñaBooked at 48minsSubstituted forCésar Zanakiat 73'minutes
  • 88DoumbiaBooked at 40minsSubstituted forDostat 44'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Silva
  • 10Ruíz
  • 11César Zanaki
  • 18Salin
  • 25Petrovic
  • 28Dost
  • 55Pereira Figueiredo

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 2Nélson SemedoBooked at 69mins
  • 3Piqué
  • 23Umtiti
  • 18Alba
  • 20RobertoSubstituted forAndré Gomesat 87'minutes
  • 4Rakitic
  • 5Busquets
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forPaulinhoat 80'minutes
  • 9SuárezSubstituted forVidalat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Messi

Substitutes

  • 6D Suárez
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Mascherano
  • 15Paulinho
  • 19Digne
  • 21André Gomes
  • 22Vidal
Referee:
Ovidiu Hategan
Attendance:
48,575

Match Stats

Home TeamSportingAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Sporting Lisbon 0, Barcelona 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sporting Lisbon 0, Barcelona 1.

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Bruno César (Sporting Lisbon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.

Booking

Aleix Vidal (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Aleix Vidal replaces Luis Suárez.

Attempt saved. Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. André Gomes replaces Sergi Roberto.

Attempt saved. Paulinho (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nélson Semedo.

Attempt missed. Paulinho (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Paulinho replaces Andrés Iniesta.

Attempt missed. William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bas Dost with a headed pass.

Corner, Sporting Lisbon. Conceded by Sergio Busquets.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by William Carvalho.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bruno César.

Substitution

Substitution, Sporting Lisbon. Jonathan Silva replaces Fábio Coentrão because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Sporting Lisbon. Bruno César replaces Marcos Acuña.

Foul by Nélson Semedo (Barcelona).

Fábio Coentrão (Sporting Lisbon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bas Dost.

Booking

Nélson Semedo (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nélson Semedo (Barcelona).

Rodrigo Battaglia (Sporting Lisbon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fábio Coentrão (Sporting Lisbon).

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jeremy Mathieu (Sporting Lisbon).

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gelson Martins (Sporting Lisbon).

Booking

Sebastián Coates (Sporting Lisbon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sebastián Coates (Sporting Lisbon).

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon).

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

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

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man Utd22007166
2FC Basel21015323
3CSKA Moscow210135-23
4Benfica200217-60

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG22008086
2Bayern Munich21013303
3Celtic210135-23
4Anderlecht200206-60

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea22008176
2Roma21102114
3Atl Madrid201112-11
4FK Qarabag200218-70

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona22004046
2Sporting21013303
3Juventus210123-13
4Olympiakos200225-30

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sevilla21105234
2Liverpool20203302
3Spartak Moscow20202202
4NK Maribor201114-31

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City22006066
2Shakhtar Donetsk210123-13
3Napoli21014313
4Feyenoord200217-60

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas22005146
2FC Porto21014313
3Monaco201114-31
4RB Leipzig201113-21

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid22006156
2Tottenham22006156
3B Dortmund200226-40
4Apoel Nicosia200206-60
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