Match statistics

PlzeňBarcelona

Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target1
 
12
Attempts off target2
 
7
Corners2
 
3
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
11
Yellow cards5
 
1
Red cards1
 
0
Possession (%)29
 
71

Standings

Group H

PPts
1FC Barcelona Barcelona410
2AC Milan Milan48
3FC BATE Borisov BATE42
4FC Viktoria Plzeň Plzeň41
Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:37 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Barcelona qualify for the knockout stage with another sublime win. Plzeň gave them a real fright early, but when the Catalans found their groove they were unstopppable, and it was Lionel Messi who ran the show, scoring a hat-trick to bring up his fifth goal in the tournament this season.
  • Goal
    90+2
    Messi (Barcelona) scores!
    There it is! It has been coming and Lionel Messi gets his third of the night! Gerard Piqué plays him in with a delightful back-hell and the forward skips around the goalkeeper and slides the ball into the net.
  • 90+2
    Isaac Cuenca (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+2
    Ševinský (Plzeň) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).
  • 90
    Messi (Barcelona) misses the target.
  • 89
    Pavlík (Plzeň) takes the free-kick.
  • 89
    Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 88
    Adriano (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 88
    Pilař (Plzeň) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Piqué (Barcelona).
  • 87
    Messi (Barcelona) has a shot blocked.
    Into the final five minutes and it is still all Barcelona, Lionel Messi on another scampering run, but it takes him to too tight an angle on the left and his shot is blocked.
  • 87
    Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 86
    Ďuriš (Plzeň) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Puyol (Barcelona).
  • 85
    Isaac Cuenca (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Limberský (Plzeň).
  • 85
    Limberský (Plzeň) takes the free-kick.
  • 84
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 84
    Ďuriš (Plzeň) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 83
    Messi (Barcelona) delivers the free-kick wide.
    The hat-trick is not quite coming and time is running out. Messi cannot find the net but he will be confident of getting another chance before the day is out.
  • 83
    Limberský (Plzeň) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Isaac Cuenca (Barcelona).
  • 78
    Pavlík (Plzeň) makes a save.
  • 78
    Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    78
    Řezník (in) - Horváth (out) (Plzeň)
  • 76
    Puyol (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    75
    Horváth (Plzeň) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Yellow Card
    75
    Jiráček (Plzeň) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 75
    Ďuriš (Plzeň) is penalised for a foul on Piqué (Barcelona).
  • 74
    Horváth (Plzeň) is penalised for a foul on Fàbregas (Barcelona).
  • Substitution
    73
    Alexis Sánchez (in) - Abidal (out) (Barcelona)
    That was a 13th UEFA Champions League goal for Cesc Fàbregas, and his first in Barceolna colours. He has played very well in the centre of the park and deserves his goal.
  • Yellow Card
    72
    Pavlík (Plzeň) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Goal
    72
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) scores!
    The patience pays off as the former Arsenal player heads in from close. Isaac Cuenca lays up a delightful cross from the right and Fàbregas is in acres at the back post and thumps the header into the net.
  • Substitution
    71
    Maxwell (in) - Daniel Alves (out) (Barcelona)
  • Substitution
    68
    Ďuriš (in) - Kolář (out) (Plzeň)
  • 67
    Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona) misses the target.
    The midfielder heads against the crossbar just moments after Plzeň's golden chance. Thiago Alcántara generates remarkable power on a chipped ball down the centre but Roman Pavlík gets lucky as the ball rebounds to safety.
  • 67
    Petržela (Plzeň) misses the target.
    A great chance to get the home side back into the game! Václav Pilař plays in David Limberský whose cross to the back post was met on the volley but it was caught too thinly and skimmed wide.
  • Substitution
    65
    Keita (in) - Busquets (out) (Barcelona)
  • 65
    Jiráček (Plzeň) is penalised for a foul on Daniel Alves (Barcelona).
  • 64
    Bystroň (Plzeň) takes the free-kick.
  • 64
    Busquets (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Kolář (Plzeň).
  • 63
    Horváth (Plzeň) takes the free-kick.
  • 63
    Adriano (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Rajtoral (Plzeň).
  • 61
    Pavlík (Plzeň) makes a save.
  • 61
    Isaac Cuenca (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    A cross from the right from Thiago Alcántara almost catches out Roman Pavlík. The keeper expected the ball to be directed into his area, but he scurried back just in time as the cross appeared to be looping under his bar.
  • 60
    Piqué (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    60
    Limberský (Plzeň) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 60
    Limberský (Plzeň) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Piqué (Barcelona).
  • 56
    Busquets (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 56
    Isaac Cuenca (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jiráček (Plzeň).
  • 55
    Pavlík (Plzeň) makes a save.
  • 55
    Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    The corner comes in and the 20-year-old loses his marker but his headed effort thumps into the ground, which takes the pace off the ball, and drops tamely into the hands of the goalkeeper.
  • 54
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • 54
    Pavlík (Plzeň) makes a save.
  • 54
    Messi (Barcelona) delivers the free-kick on target.
    Almost the hat-trick for Messi. A dipping free-kick was heading inside the right post but Roman Pavlík was at full stretch and just turned the ball behind.
  • 53
    Jiráček (Plzeň) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Barcelona).
  • 51
    Horváth (Plzeň) has a shot blocked.
    The free-kick hits the wall and Barcelona break rapidly, Cesc Fàbregas almost playing in Lionel Messi but his ball was just cut out as the Argentinian seeks his hat-trick.
  • 50
    Messi (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bystroň (Plzeň).
  • 50
    Horváth (Plzeň) delivers the corner.
  • 50
    Horváth (Plzeň) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    49
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) is booked.
    The yellow card means the Brazilian right-back will incur a suspension.
  • 49
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kolář (Plzeň).
  • 49
    Piqué (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kolář (Plzeň).
  • 48
    Petržela (Plzeň) delivers the corner.
  • 47
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) misses the target.
    It really should have bene a third for the visitors. Another one-two sends Fàbregas in and with just the goalkeeper to beat he dinks the ball just wide of the far post. Ominous signs for Plzeň.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Ian Holyman, Eden Stadium: It is going to be a long second half for Plzeň. Coach Pavel Vrba will be ruing his side failing to make anything of a wonderful opening 20 minutes, which should have seen them take the lead.
  • Goal
    45+2
    Messi (Barcelona) scores!
    A second of the evening for Messi and it was a great team goal. Keeping possession through defence, midfield and attack, a one-two on the edge of the area with Adriano allows Messi in for his 201st club goal.
  • 44
    Abidal (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 44
    Petržela (Plzeň) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Puyol (Barcelona).
  • 43
    Messi (Barcelona) takes the corner.
  • 43
    Adriano (Barcelona) misses the target.
  • 42
    Messi (Barcelona) takes the corner.
  • 42
    Pavlík (Plzeň) makes a save.
  • 42
    Messi (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    Another effort that is just turned around the post by Roman Pavlík. Cutting in from the left again, the Argentinian shoots low but is not celebrating this time. There could be more goals in it for Messi tonight though.
  • 38
    Limberský (Plzeň) takes the free-kick.
  • 38
    Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Jiráček (Plzeň).
  • 36
    Isaac Cuenca (Barcelona) misses the target.
    Plzeň are pegged back in their own half and the young Spaniard curls just wide as he targets his first goal in the UEFA Champions League.
  • 35
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 34
    Limberský (Plzeň) is penalised for a foul on Isaac Cuenca (Barcelona).
  • 34
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 33
    Limberský (Plzeň) takes the free-kick.
  • 33
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Jiráček (Plzeň).
  • 32
    Busquets (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 31
    Pavlík (Plzeň) makes a save.
  • 31
    Messi (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    The Argentinian fires another effort at goal as he goes after goal number 201, slipping inside on to his left foot and his drive is heads goalward but Roman Pavlík shows strength to deflect the ball wide.
  • 30
    Piqué (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 30
    Pilař (Plzeň) is flagged for offside.
  • 28
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) has a shot blocked.
  • 28
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 27
    Jiráček (Plzeň) is penalised for a foul on Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona).
  • 27
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 26
    Bystroň (Plzeň) is penalised for a foul on Messi (Barcelona).
  • Substitution
    24
    Ševinský (in) - Bakoš (out) (Plzeň)
  • Goal
    24
    Messi (Barcelona) scores from the penalty spot.
    A 200th goal in Barcelona colours for Messi. He rolls the penalty in to the bottom left corner for his third goal in the competition this season.
  • Red Card
    22
    Čišovský (Plzeň) is shown the red card.
  • 22
    Messi (Barcelona) was fouled in the penalty area by Čišovský (Plzeň)
    Lionel Messi is brought down by Marián Čišovský in the area. The defender is dismissed and Messi will take the spot kick.
  • 22
    Pavlík (Plzeň) takes the free-kick.
  • 21
    Messi (Barcelona) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 21
    Pavlík (Plzeň) makes a save.
  • 21
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 19
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 19
    Limberský (Plzeň) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Isaac Cuenca (Barcelona).
  • 17
    Kolář (Plzeň) misses the target.
    Another effort on goal, as Plzeň sniff an opening, the forward shooting over powerfully from an angle. Barcelona are having to survive a mini storm at the moment. They should be behind.
  • 17
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 17
    Petržela (Plzeň) has an effort on goal.
    What a chance! Marek Bakoš played through the winger straight down the middle and he sprinted clear, but Víctor Valdés made a good save to deny Petržela. It was a glorious opportunity.
  • 16
    Messi (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    16
    Pilař (Plzeň) is shown a yellow card.
  • 15
    Limberský (Plzeň) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Isaac Cuenca (Barcelona).
  • 15
    Horváth (Plzeň) takes the free-kick.
  • 14
    Puyol (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kolář (Plzeň).
  • 11
    Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona) misses the target.
    A shot flies high and wide, but there are likely to be better efforts.
  • 11
    Busquets (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    Bakoš (Plzeň) is penalised for a foul on Daniel Alves (Barcelona).
  • 10
    Pavlík (Plzeň) takes the free-kick.
  • 9
    Isaac Cuenca (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Jiráček (Plzeň).
  • 7
    Pavlík (Plzeň) makes a save.
  • 7
    Messi (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    First shot on target from Lionel Messi. But do not expect it to be his last. The Argentinian had more shots on goal than any other player in the first three matchdays, with eight.
  • 6
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 5
    Bakoš (Plzeň) is flagged for offside.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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