Slavia 1-2 Barca: Messi makes record, Luis Suarez’s wait for an away Champions League goal continues

Luis Suarez’s wait for an away Champions League goal continues after his strike was deflected off Peter Olayinka before finding its way into the net

Lionel Messi scored his 113th Champions League goal which makes him the first player to score in 15 consecutive UCL seasons as Barcelona beat Slavia Prague 2-1 to tighten their grip on Group F.

Bořil (50′),Messi (3′),Olayinka (57′ OG)

Barcelona escaped from a sloppy display against Slavia Prague thanks to Lionel Messi’s early strike and Peter Olayinka’s own goal.

Messi’s third-minute goal saw him become the first player to score in the Champions League in 15 consecutive seasons, but it did not pave the way for a convincing performance from Ernesto Valverde’s side.

Indeed, Barca relied on a huge slice of luck to retake the lead following Jan Boril’s equaliser, with Peter Olayinka deflecting in Luis Suarez’s effort from a Messi free-kick.

Though Suarez and Messi subsequently squandered gilt-edged chances to wrap up the points, Olayinka’s own goal proved enough to take the wind out of Slavia’s sails as Barca moved three points clear at the top of the group.

3′ GOAL! Slavia Praha 0-1 Barcelona (Messi)

MESSI!! 1-0 BARCELONA! The perfect start for Barca, who pounce on sloppy play from Slavia just outside their own area. Having initially played the ball to Arthur, Messi receives the return pass before neatly steering past a helpless Kolar.

Unbelievable save from Ter Stegen!

What a save by Ter Stegen! The Barcelona keeper produces terrific reflexes to deny Zeleny’s first-time shot following a neat move by the hosts.

Great saves from Ter Stegen

GOOD SAVES! Seconds after holding onto a shot from Masopust, Ter Stegen does brilliantly to tip away Olayinka’s effort.

GOAL! Slavia Praha 1-1 Barcelona (Boril)

EQUALISER!!! BORIL MAKES IT 1-1! Slavia are level and it is courtesy of a very unlikely source! The hosts continue to threaten the Barca defence and Masopust neatly lays the ball into the path of Boril, who pokes a powerful effort beyond a helpless Ter Stegen.

OWN GOAL! Slavia Praha 1-2 Barcelona (Olayinka)

Slavia 1-2 Barca: Messi makes record, Luis Suarez’s wait for an away Champions League goal continues

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