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UEFA Champions League: Barcelona 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Updated: 30 September 2015 02:31 IST - Published: 29 September 2015 23:24 IST
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The German club tried their best to get something from the game in the closing minutes, but the goal from Sergi Roberto and Luis Suarez had sealed the deal for the men at Camp Nou.
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FT: Barcelona 2 - 1 Bayer Leverkusen
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A missed opportunity for Munir. The youngster was unable to strick the ball into the back of the net after receiving a sublime pass from Neymar.
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The Uruguayan received a brilliant pass from Munir who managed to snake his way into the penalty box. This is the second time this week Suarez​ has scored a goal from a similar pass from Munir.
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GOAL! Luis Suarez puts Barcelona ahead a few minutes after Sergi Roberto scores their first.
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GOAL! Sergi Roberto equalizes for Barcelona. Not the best Barcelona have scored in the tournament, but they will take it. Sergi Roberto puts it inside the net after Munir's shot is saved by Leno.
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It's clearly not Neymar's day, as all his shots are hitting the opposition instead of the net.
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Martin Atkinson books Jordi Alba for kicking out at the Leverkusen defender.
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Andres Iniesta is coming off! The Barcelona skipper is wounded. Possible hamstring injury.
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Iniesta tries to find a shot on target but chooses to backheel to Rakitic instead whose shot is blocked. Neymar's shot from the rebound goes to a waste.
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Bayer's level of defending has been top-notch so far. Meanwhile, Stefan Kiessling is coming on for Javier Hernandez.
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Neymar tries to find Suarez but his pass is intercepted. However, Kramer loses the ball and Ivan Rakitic sets it up for Sandro whose effort goes wide.
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49' Javier Hernandez with a big miss! That should have been a clear-cut goal as the Mexican misses the goal from a close range.
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Bayer with another display of tight defending! Sandro Ramirez tries to break through the defence but the ball is intercepted.
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The second half resumes.
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Half-time stats: Barcelona - Bayer Shots (On target) 4 (4)-8 (3) Possession 72% - 28% Tackles 10-14
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The referee blows the whistle! The players are going back to the tunnel. It's halftime as Papadopoulos​' strike separates the two sides. Barcelona have had a lot of possession, but they have been poor in the final third.
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Bayer have defended well so far, not letting the Barcelona players move with much fluidity​. Neymar tries to find a ball into the box, but his cross is cleared by Papadopoulos.
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Yellow for Lars Bender who is claiming that Neymar dived! Neymar was earlier given a yellow for simulation. Thin line.
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38' Great defending from Bayer there! Neymar's shot is denied off the bar while Sandro's shot from the rebound is saved by the Leverkusen defender.