'Extra double' helps Barca win the Champions League 2

'Extra double' helps Barca win the Champions League 2

Portugal Substitute Ferran Torres scored the only goal to help Barca win 1-0 at Porto to win absolute six points through the first two rounds of Group H of the Champions League.

When the match at Dragao Stadium was balanced, Barca suddenly suffered defeat when main striker Robert Lewandowski limped off the field due to injury and had to make way for Ferran Torres in the 34th minute. But it was the striker who entered.

In the 44th minute, Felix dribbled the ball from home and then passed it across for Torres to fire a cannon from outside the penalty area right at goalkeeper Diogo Costa.

Ferran Torres celebrates his goal against Porto.

In this match, Barca faced many difficulties, especially in the second half when Porto pushed the team high and created suffocating pressure.

The controversial situation came in the 77th minute, when Stephen Eustaquio escaped to catch a long pass from his teammate and put the ball into the hands of Joao Cancelo.

'Extra double' helps Barca win the Champions League

Striker Lewandowski (yellow) was fouled, resulting in an injury that forced him to leave the field early.

A few minutes later, Taremi scored a super kick `upside down bicycle` that hit the roof of Ter Stegen’s net, but was not recognized because of offside.

Preserving their advantage, Barca won two consecutive away matches for the first time since December 2020.

'Extra double' helps Barca win the Champions League

Felix dribbles the ball around Porto players.

The 1-0 result helped Xavi win in his 100th match leading Barca in all competitions.

Barca continues to lead Group H with six points, Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk have three points, and Antwerpen has not won any points.

Squad

Porto: Costa, Carmo, Cardoso, Wendell, Mario (Gonzalez 85), Eustaquio, Varela (Conceicao 85), Galeno (Jaime 85), Baro (Evanilson 64), Taremi (Namaso 85), Pepa.

Barca: Ter Stegen, Kounde, Araujo, Balde, Cancelo, Romeu (Roberto 69), Gavi, Gundogan, Lewandowski (Torres 34), Felix (Lopez 69), Yamal (Alonso 80).

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