Download Video: PSV Eindhoven 1 vs 2 Barcelona (Champions League) Highlights & Goals
Lionel Messi scored one and assisted the other as Barcelona edged past a plucky PSV in Eindhoven.
Lionel Messi’s twin moments of inspiration helped Barcelona overcame a shaky hour to win 2-1 at PSV and sew up top spot in Group B.
Comfortable 4-0 victors in the reverse encounter, Ernesto Valverde’s men enjoyed no such dominance in Eindhoven as they came under heavy scrutiny for long periods.
The visitors had the woodwork to thank for denying PSV a lead on three occasions, before captain Messi took charge in the second half.
Ter Stegen remained under scrutiny after the interval and yet, in the 61st minute, Barca were ahead.
Ousmane Dembele slipped a pass into Messi’s path and the star man did the rest, weaving around multiple markers before rifling past an unsuspecting Jeroen Zoet.
And it was the skipper who also created what proved the winner 20 minutes from time as he deceived PSV’s wall by whipping a free-kick onto Pique’s boot for an instinctive first-time finish.
There was time left for Netherlands striker De Jong to nod home Angelino’s cross in the 82nd minute, but Barca held on to three points despite squandering a clean sheet.
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