Spanish professional soccer team FC Barcelona defeated Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) and continued its 13-game winning streak since the season opened.
Barcelona won 2-1 over Donetsk in the third home game of Group H of the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage held at the Lluis Kompanis Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain on the 26th (Korean time). .
Barcelona took the lead in the 28th minute of the first half when Fermin Lopez’s shot hit the goalpost and Ferran Torres shot again.
Initially, an offside decision was made due to Lopes’ position, but after a video review (VAR), it was overturned and the goal was awarded.
In the 36th minute of the first half, Lopes made it 2-0 with a strong right-footed shot from the penalty arc.
After leading the game, Barcelona, who was unable to score an additional goal, allowed a chasing goal to George Sudakou in the 17th minute of the second half.
Barcelona fought off Donetsk’s last-minute offensive and won 3 points.
Barcelona, who won all three matches in the group stage, maintained first place in the group.
In addition, they continued their undefeated streak in the opening 13 games. Barcelona is in 3rd place (24 points) in La Liga with 7 wins and 3 draws.
Despite financial difficulties, Barcelona is performing well under the leadership of coach Xavi Hernández.
Earlier this month, the team’s main gun, Robert Lewandowski, left the lineup due to an ankle injury, but the undefeated streak did not stop.온라인카지노
Coach Hernández, a former club legend who took the helm in 2021, proved his leadership by winning the La Liga championship last season.
Barcelona will face its first hurdle on its way to winning its second consecutive La Liga title this coming weekend. They will face Real Madrid in the 11th round at home at 11:15 pm on the 28th.
Real Madrid is currently ranked first in the league. However, with 25 points, the gap with Barcelona is only 1 point.
Coach Hernández said at a press conference after the match with Donetsk, “I will rest well until tomorrow and focus on ‘El Clásico.’ The three points at stake in this match are very important. I will play the game in top physical condition.”