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Barcelona vs Olympiacos Live Score and Commentary UEFA Champions League 2017/18 LINEUPS OUT!

Barcelona 3-1 Olympiacos FT' Nikolaou (OG) 18' Messi 61' Digne 64' Nikolaou 89'
Updated: 19 October 2017 02:09 IST - Published: 19 October 2017 00:32 IST
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PEEEP! PEEEEP! PEEEEEEPPPPP!!!!

That's that! Barcelona win 3-1 in what was a very one-sided game. Nikolaou with an own goal set the proceedings in motion. Messi scored his 100th European goal with a delicious freekick from right outside the area before setting up Digne for the third. Nikolaou got one back for Olympiacos in the 88th minute but it was all too late.

That's all the buzz from the Camp Nou and we're all set to call it a night at the Yap Centre. If my standards have been as low as Olympiacos' tonight, feel free to knock me into the middle of next week on Twitter- @goddamnhunter

Good night, my lads.

Arrivederci! 

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90+2' Digne clears an inviting ball from the left flank. It only took Olympiacos 88 minutes to grow into the game tonight. 
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89' YES THEY CAN! IT'S A GOAL AND IT'S NIKOLAOU!
Fortounis with a delicious delivery from the corner and the villain of the night for Olympiacos, Nikolaou rises above Paulinho and heads it to the left top corner. No chance for ter Stegen. That will help allay the pain!
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88' Corner for Olympiacos. Can they salvage something from this game?
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87' Great work by Proto again!
Messi with a deft little ball, releases Suarez down the centre but Proto gets to it before the Uruguayan striker can and thwarts yet another Barcelona attack.
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85' Andre Games tries to drag one back for Messi but Botia blocks it. Messi tries to latch on to the second ball but Boia blocks that one too and the ball goes out for a corner. Paulinho meets the corner with his head but it's unfortunately hit straight at Proto who gobbles it up with ease.
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84' Olympiacos finally with a decent spell of possession in the Barca half. Rakitic with a clumsy bit of work in the box as he hands it over to the Odjidja. But he wins it back and vindicates himself before something terrible happened.
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83' Messi, Paulinho and Suarez combine and the diminutive Argentine breaks free into the box on the left side. But his shot is a bit too overpowered and it goes flying over the crossbar.
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82' Barcelona look complacent now. A couple of loose balls here and here but Olympiacos haven't showed up at all tonight and for all of Barca's failings, they haven't really had to pay for it.
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81' Delicious delivery by Messi from a freekick on the left flank. But Umtiti can't quite reach it and it goes out for a goal-kick.
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80' Substitution!
The crowd stands up and applauds Busquets as he goes out to make way for Andre Gomes!
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78' Corner for Olympiacos. Digne clears a cross from the left flank with a diving header. ter Stegen punches clear from the corner.
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77' Mascherano tries to free Roberto down the right flank but his ball is a bit too heavy and goes out for a goalkick.
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75' Another Olympiacos attempt comes to naught. This time Umtiti blocks the attacker out of relevance before he could even cross the ball.
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74' Messi with a delightful ball for Digne down the left flank but Olympiacos defend well and they survive that threat.
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74' Barcelona are too happy to go around in second gear as long as they're being afforded the freedom and right now they're being offended a bit too much of just that.
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72' I don't understand why Olympiacos are still sitting deep and defending narrowly. What are they trying to block? They've had a dismal 1 attempt as opposed to the 18 that Barcelona have had.
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69' Proto denies Paulinho and Messi!
Messi on the left side, runs at the defender before neatly caressing it into the feet of Suarez who goes for it first time. His shot is blocked by the defender and Proto blocks the subsequent efforts from Paulinho and Messi. The only Olympiacos player who showed up really and he has 3 goals to show for it. Such a shame. 
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67' Barcelona looked like they were in for a nervy half an hour but with 2 goals coming in quick succession, they're now starting to enjoy the game. Remember, remember- they're a man down. But they hardly seem to show it. More like Olympiacos are not letting them show it.
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66' Substitution for Barcelona!
Iniesta out! Ivan Rakitic in!
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64' GOAL! DIGNE! ALL MESSI THOUGH!

Messi's nimble feet and supple touches takes him past the defender on the right side and he drags it back but it misses both Iniesta and Suarez but Digne rounds it up and bangs it into the bottom right corner. 
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63' This is rather poor from Olympiacos. They haven't even registered a shot after Pique's sending off.
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61' MESSI WITH HIS 100th EUROPEAN GOAL. A TOUCH OF CLASS, WHAT A FREEKICK!
It's not even into the corner but the height, the dip on the curve are on point and Messi reaches yet another milestone and buys cushion for Barcelona. 
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59' Messi is brought down by Nikolaou just outside the area. He picks up a yellow card. This is Messi territory. Can he deliver?
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58' Severe lack of quality in the final third so far from Olympiacos.
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57' Djurdjevic with an excellent ball to switch flanks as Olympiacos break on the counter. But they can't take advantage of a retreating Barca backline and that fizzles out.
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56' Carcela brings Iniesta down and there are a few heated exchanges between the players and the ref calls Carcela out for a talking to. But that's it. No card.
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55' Olympiacos with the first real threateningpassing movement of the match from their part. A low cross is whipped in from the left flank but it goes through everyone!
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54' Substitution for Olympiacos!
Djurdjevic in! Gillet out!
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53' Its difficult to see the numerical disadvantage that Barca has as of now. They're passing it around with ease and Olympiacos are not too keen on doing the risky.
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52' No real proactive stuff from the Greek here. No battling in midfield. 
Iniesta is pulled to the round as Barca win a freekick in Olympiacos' half. They take it short.
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50' Olympiacos finally find themselves in a negotiable situation on the left flank but the delivery is poor and Barca clears it away.
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48' Barcelona running the ball about in midfield trying to open up the Olympiacos defence. Digne is freed up on the flank and he lobs one in for Suarez but he mistimes his shot and it goes up in the air as Proto comes out to collect it. Suarez pushes him away and the ref says That's a foul!
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47' Barcelona will be happy to keep the ball and they're simply being afforded too much time and space on the ball for a team playing with 10 men.
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46' Olympiacos still sitting deep in defence. Some things don't change, I'm guessing. 
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PEEEEEEEP!!! We're off in the second half!
Deulofeu out! Mascherano in! That's the inevitable. Barca can't afford to leave a hole in defence and hence the former Everton man who was largely effective in the first half has to be taken off.
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PEEEEP! First half is done! Barcelona lead 1-0 at the break but they are one man short after Pique picked up his second yellow card of the night for a deliberate handball.

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45' Some good footwork byZdjelar as he tries to launch an Olympiacos attack. Finally a few successful passes for Olympiacos inside the Barca half.
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44' Paulinho dropping back for the while. it will be interesting to see who Valverde takes off to bring in another central defender.
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43' Mascherano is up and about and warming up on the sidelines.
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41' PIQUE SCORES! NO! IT'S DISALLOWED! WAIT! IT'S A RED CARD FOR GERARD PIQUE!

Deulofeu strikes it from the right flank and it is saved by Proto. And it falls to Pique who drags it home with his right wrist. What a tragedy. The man thought he scored. Next second, he receives a second yellow for deliberate handball and has to go in for an early shower. Little ray of hope for Olympiacos?
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39' Digne has been making runs in behind the Olympiacos defence on the left side throughout the first half so far. But Barc have been content to work the legs and lungs of Deulofeu. But yet another one of his crosses meets nobody. Makes me wonder, where is Suarez?
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37' MESSI'S SHOT IS SAVED BY Proto!
Lionel Messi cuts in from the right flank and tries to swing one past Proto but he hits it straight at him.
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36' Odjidja with their first shot of the match. Odjidja latches onto the ball that came out of the box from the shoulder of Pique. It goes wide and ter Stegen is not bothered.
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35' Freekick for Olympiacos on their left flank as Roberto fouls Zdejlar.
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34' Odjidja is tackled by Pique as Olympiacos finally makes it into the Barca half.
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33' All Barcelona here at the Camp Nou as they keep trying to exploit the flanks as Olympiacos keep overloading the centre of the pitch.
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31' LUIS SUAREZ MISSES A ONE-ON-ONE!
I thought that was surely going in. It is Messi who plays him into the box and Proto does well to come and make himself big in order to deflect the ball away for a corner.
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30' Deulofeu is proving to be menacing down the right flank. He plays in Roberto with a neat little pass and though it comes to nothing, he gets the ball back and pulls off an audacious turn and Olympiacos have to force it out for a corner.
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28' Freekick for Barcelona on the right flank outside the box. Deulofeu's cross is handled by Koutris.
Messi delivers a sensational ball in and Busquets meets it with his head but it goes over the top of the goal.