Barcelona did what was expected of them and beat Slavia Prague in the Champions League last night, but they made extremely hard work of it.
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The Catalans initially took the lead through Lionel Messi inside three minutes, with it looking like the Blaugrana could go on and thrash the Czech Republicans, but it was to be a completely different affair altogether.
The hosts took 24 shots on goal last night – nine of which were on target – and did find a way back into the game just after half-time. However, an own goal from striker Peter Olayinka just seven minutes after their equaliser meant that Barca came away with the spoils and now top Group F.
After the game, defender Clement Lenglet was praised by Barcelona’s official Twitter account for his touches and passes.
Indeed, fans of the Blaugrana did not share the club’s admiration for their centre-half, with many expressing their true emotions towards the 24-year-old in response to the initial tweet…
Saved by him 🤧 pic.twitter.com/mh6jdJUC2G
— Erica (@EricaA_barca) October 24, 2019
These are not complete information. 64 out of how many? The important thing is the percentage. Also, please include Pique’s numbers to let everyone knows how awesome he was in losing the ball.
— Panda (@PandaNebula) October 24, 2019
50 were to ter Stegen
— Joker (@HNDRlXX) October 24, 2019
Put him on the bench
— Panda Please (@ViegasArtur) October 24, 2019
Lenglet is a trash can. You keep pushing rubbish players.
— OMO OGUN – The Stalwart ♻® (@OwolabiTheBest) October 24, 2019
Slavia: 24 shots on goal
— Geralt (@Geralt_of_Svk) October 24, 2019
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