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Group stage - Group G

Spartak Moskva - Barcelona
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Spartak Moskva - Barcelona 0-3 - 20/11/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Messi shines as Barcelona progress at Spartak

Published: Tuesday 20 November 2012, 20.00CET
Messi shines as Barcelona progress at Spartak 
Spartak Moskva – Barcelona reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Barcelona produced a scintillating first-half display to reach the UEFA Champions League knockout stage and end the qualification hopes of FC Spartak Moskva in the process.

The Blaugrana were inspired by Lionel Messi, who had a role in all three goals. The Argentinian international's mesmerising run helped set up Daniel Alves's fine 16th-minute opener, before he doubled his side's lead with a scuffed effort. The 25-year-old completed the scoring six minutes before the break with his fifth goal in as many Group G outings.

Match in 5

  • Barcelona confirm place in knockout phase
  • Messi sets up first before scoring twice
  • Alves opener is Barça's 350th goal in the competition
  • Spartak's hopes of progressing come to an end
  • Barcelona host Benfica, Spartak go to Celtic on matchday six

Reaction

Had we put away some of our chances in the first half, perhaps the result might have been different. In the end, it went as expected.

Unai Emery, Spartak coach

Unai Emery, Spartak coach

We knew we had to start the game strongly and that we could not allow what happened against Celtic to occur here again. We controlled the match.

Lionel Messi, Barcelona forward

Lionel Messi, Barcelona forward

 

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Last updated: 21/11/2012 10:54 CET

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Match statistics

Spartak Moskva
Barcelona

0

Goals scored

3

35

Possession (%)

65

9

Total attempts

13

2

Attempts on target

10

7

Attempts off target

3

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

2

Corners

6

2

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

7

5

Fouls suffered

11

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Lionel Messi set one up and scored the other two, as Barcelona wrapped up progress to the knockout phase with a convincing win. The result means Spartak's dreams of progressing end, and they must hope for a favour from Celtic at Benfica this evening if they are to retain hopes of making it into the UEFA Europa League.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Källström (Spartak Moskva) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    Mascherano (Barcelona) is booked.
  • Substitution
    87
    Montoya (in) - Jordi Alba (out) (Barcelona)
  • Substitution
    85
    Deulofeu (in) - Pedro Rodríguez (out) (Barcelona)

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