European Champions League

Sporting Lisbon 0 - Barcelona 1

Sporting: Rui Patricio; Piccini, Coates, Mathieu, Coentrao (Jonathan Silva 73’); Battaglia, Carvalho; Martins, Bruno Fernandes, Acuña (Bruno Cesar 73’); Doumbia (Bas Dost 44’). 4-2-3-1.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Sergi Roberto (André Gomes 87’), Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta (Paulinho 79’); Messi, Luis Suárez (Aleix Vidal 89’). 4-4-2.

0-1. 45. Coates (own goal). Deflected ball in to net following Messi free kick.

Yellow cards: Martins 06’, Coentrao 26’, Bruno Fernandes 39’, Doumbia 39’, Acuña 48’, Piccini 53’, Coates 59’, Semedo 69’, Aleix Vidal 91’.

Barcelona made it two wins out of two after a 0-1 victory at Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday. The Catalans had the better of the first half but they had their problems finding the net, Sergi Roberto and Messi in particular coming up against Rui Patricio. The only goal came at the start of the second half when Coates put through his own net after Luis Suárez headed on a wide Messi free kick, and although Luis Suárez and Paulinho tested the keeper again after that, only a good save by Ter Stegen prevented Bruno Fernandes from saving a point later on.