Barça said goodbye to the Champions League after winning an inconsequential match against the Cinderella of the group, Viktoria Plzen, who finished the phase without scoring any points in the league also played against Bayern Munchen and Inter Milan, the first and the second placed in the group. The confrontation ended in a 2-4 that continues leaving doubts in the environment of FC Barcelona.
Bitter victory for Barça
With the absence of Lewandoski, Ferran had the opportunity to play as ‘9’. He proved his worth in the team after being exposed by various criticisms from the ‘culé’ fan. Xavi’s team fulfilled expectations and received 2.8 million euros after the victory. Despite this, the Catalans did not finish giving a good image, especially in defense after conceding two goals to a team of a much lower level than theirs. Marcos Alonso debuted as a ‘blaugrana’ scorer after finishing off a rejected ball from the local goalkeeper inside the area. The next two Barça goals were scored by Ferran with a shot assisted by Jordi Alba. The second one was a very good combination of the ex-Citizen with the Brazilian Raphinha. Chorý even managed to close the gap twice thanks to a penalty and a header.
Pablo Torre debuts as a scorer
The 19-year-old teenager arrived this summer from ‘Racing de Santander’ managed to score the final goal that would leave the scoreboard 2-4 for the visitors. Great long pass from Raphinha and high quality from the Spanish, to controll the ball with his right foot and score with his left foot. Barça was effective in three quarters of the field but in defense it was a circus. A faithful reflection of how Can Barça’s men have performed this season in the highest European competition, in which they did not go beyond groups for the second consecutive year.