Barcelona V Leverkusen - live
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 7:52a.m.
By Greg Robertson
Hello and welcome to the second leg of the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2012 where we have Barcelona with a two goal lead now at home at Camp Nou and a Leverkusen side surely streaming forward to try and net a few.
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LIVE COMMENTARY… FINAL Barcelona 7 – 1 Leverkusen (10-2 aggregate) ALL VIDEO UP
The game isn’t far away so in the meantime watch yesterday’s Champions League highlights with Arsenal netting three against AC Milan.
Barcelona (4-1-2-3) Valdes; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano; Busquets; Xavi, Fabregas; Pedro, Messi, Iniesta. Subs: Pinto, Keita, Muniesa, Sergi, Bartra, Tello, Cuenca.
Bayer Leverkusen (4-2-3-1) Leno; Castro, Schwaab, Toprak, Kadlec; Bender, Rolfes; Reinartz, Kiessling, Renato Augusto; Derdiyok. Subs: Giefer, Oczipka, Friedrich, Schurrie, Ortega, Zenga, Bellarabi.
Referee Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway).
Barcelona are firm favourites to reach their fifth successive Champions League quarter-final when they take on German side Bayer Leverkusen in their last-16 second leg tie today.
The defending champions lead 3-1 from the first leg while Leverkusen are trying to win their first away game in Europe in nearly ten years.
Trailing 3-1, Bayer Leverkusen face the formidable task of becoming the first club in almost three decades to overturn a two-goal deficit at the Nou Camp to reach the Champions League quarterfinals.
Barcelona go into Wednesday's game comfortably on course to reach the quarter-finals for the fifth successive season.
The European champions have progressed 31 of 33 times when opening a two-leg series with a victory away from home, and not since a 4-1 defeat to Metz in 1984 have the Catalan club failed to close out a two-goal lead at home.
Despite that proud record coach Pep Guardiola is taking nothing for granted come the match.
The German side are on a good run and beat Bayern Munich 2-0 at the weekend. But their away form is weak and they have not won on the road in Europe in nearly a decade.
History too favours Barca,
The Spanish champions have won all three last-16 home matches under coach Pep Guardiola, beating Bayern Munich, Stuttgart and Arsenal.
Barcelona are unbeaten in 13 European home games with 11 victories, they have also won nine successive games against German opposition, outscoring their opponents 24-4 during that run.
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13/03/2012 9:59:04 a.m.
olivier gleenford wrote:
he is the best player in world by far and then i think he is the best player all time.
10/03/2012 1:35:14 a.m.
9/03/2012 6:18:50 p.m.
messi is great kingplayar
9/03/2012 1:43:57 p.m.
no one can not suprise about that because he is the best player in the world
8/03/2012 2:34:51 p.m.
8/03/2012 9:23:01 a.m.
Messi is king wrote:
messi the master can he get faster??
8/03/2012 9:01:54 a.m.
barca fan wrote:
thank u so much greg robetson and the whole 3 news team for bringing me barca cup games it is such hjonouur to see mesi such magic
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