Sporting: Rui Patricio; Caneira, Carriço,
Polga, Grimi; Pereirinha, Veloso, Romagnoli (Derlei 46'), Moutinho; Yannick
(Tiago 72'), Liedson (Helder Postiga 78'). 4-4-2.
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Daniel Alves, Márquez, Piqué, Martín Cáceres; Xavi (Keita 73'), Sergio Busquets, Gudjohnsen; Messi (Pedro 56'), Henry (Bojan 46'), Hleb. 4-3-3.
0-1. 13. Henry. Picked up return pass from Messi and steered shot in from close up.
0-2. 17. Piqué. Turned ball in off Polga after Gudjohnsen laid back corner.
0-3. 49. Messi. Collected quick Alves free kick and shot low past Rui Patricio.
1-3. 64. Veloso. Curled free kick over defensive wall in to far top corner of net.
2-3. 65. Liedson. Ran on to shoot past Valdés after Márquez headed back long ball.
2-4. 66. Caneira (own goal). Acrobatic shot in off own crossbar pressure by Pedro.
2-5. 73. Bojan (penalty). After keeper sent off for bringing down Bojan inside area.
Barcelona had already made sure of a place in the last sixteen on day four, and they tied up top spot in their group with another big win over Sporting Lisbon. Messi was back in the side after resting at the weekend, and he set up Henry for the opener with under a quarter of an hour gone. Before that Xavi had hit the bar with a free kick, and four minutes later they were two up after Gudjohnsen turned back Xavi's corner into the goalmouth, Piqué getting a touch before Polga deflected the ball in to his own net.
Messi got the third after a quickly taken Daniel Alves free kick four minutes in to the second half. But Veloso pulled one back with a well struck free kick, and a minute later Liedson ran on to fire a shot inside Valdés's near post after Márquez could only head back a long clearance. A minute after that though Caneira acrobatically turned the ball in to his own net off the crossbar under pressure from substitute Pedro, and Bojan completed the rout from the penalty spot later on after keeper Rui Patrico had been sent off for bringing him down in the area.