FC Barcelona – FC Viktoria Pilsen 5-1
Goal: Kessie (13And), Lewandowski (34And45And+3 and 67And) and Ferran Torres (71And) for the Blaugrana // Sýkora (45And) for the Viktoriáni
Inserted in the group of death, Barça had no choice for their first Champions League match against Viktoria Plzeň this Wednesday evening. Xavi’s men do not tremble and sign a nice 5-1 win, with Robert Lewandowski’s first hat-trick under his shirt blaugrana.
After a few prestigious games, Barça accelerates and immediately scores 1-0. On a corner by Ousmane Dembélé, Jules Koundé recovers with a header and Franck Kessié ends at the near post (1-0, 13And). The beginning of the Calvary of the Czechs. Ansu Fati is not far from doubling in stride, on an overwhelmed pitch at the entrance to the surface (17And). The match almost changed when the referee whistled a penalty for Plzeň, then handed out a red card to Andreas Christensen (25And). Before changing his mind after using the VAR and thus blowing up the whole Camp Nou. The opportunity for blaugrana put on a layer and see Robert Lewandowski sign his first milestone of the evening. At the conclusion of a good comeback by Sergi Roberto, the Pole sends a shot near the post (2-0, 34And). There followed a magnificent sequence between Pedri and Lewy, who undoubtedly would have made the rounds of social networks if he had not stopped the little dip of the Spaniard (40And). The Czechs will still be able to take advantage of a major disorganization of the Barcelona defense to get back on the net (2-1, 45And). Before Ousmane Dembélé works miracles again and crosses a ball that he himself recovered at the far post for … Robert Lewandowski (3-1, 45And+3).
Much calmer the second period, after the mistake of Jhon Mosquera alone against Ter Stegen (65And). Xavi brings new life and Barça restarts. Ferran Torres, entered a minute earlier, fits perfectly Lewandowski, who cuts and glues his first goal (4-1, 67And). Ousmane Dembélé completes his evening recital with a sublime toss of a lob for Ferran Torres, who catches it with a volley on the spot (5-1, 70And).
Mosquito and Pedri will also receive a standing ovation from the Camp Nou.
FC Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen – Roberto (Pique, 46And), Koundé, Christensen, Alba – Kessié (Torre, 80And), De Jong, Pedri (Gavi, 75And) – Dembele (Memphis, 75And), Lewandowski, Fati (Torres, 66And). Trainer : xavi.
FC Viktoria Pilsen (4-2-3-1): Stanek – Havel, Hejda, Pernica, Jemelka (Holik, 86And) – Kalvach, Bucha – Sýkora (Pilar, 79And), Vlkanova (Cermak, 79And), Mosquera (Jirka, 79And) – Chory (Bassey, 66And). Trainer : Michele Bilek.