Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzeň
UEFA Champions League
The hosts, Barcelona, were clear favourites to take three points at the Camp Nou last night. The question on most minds was by how many goals is the victory going to be.
The answer to this is by four goals, as Barca sealed a 5-1 win. Kessie and Torres got on the scoresheet. The star of the match, however, was Lewandowski who got a hat trick.
The Czech side were able to get just a goal for themselves. It came through Sýkora just before the end of the 1st half.
Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzeň: Match report
Full time score: Barcelona 5-1 Viktoria Plzeň
Ter Stegen – Sergi Roberto (46. Piqué), Christensen, Koundé, Jordi Alba – Kessié (81. Torre), de Jong, Pedri (75. Gavi) – Dembélé (75. Depay), Lewandowski, Ansu Fati (65. Ferran Torres)
FC VIKTORIA PLZEŇ
Staněk – Havel, Hejda, Pernica, Jemelka (86. Holík) – Bucha, Kalvach – Sýkora (79. Pilař), Vlkanova (78. Cermák), Mosquera (79. Jirka) – Chorý (66. Bassey)
Goals: 13. Kessié, 34. Lewandowski, 45+3, 67, 71. Ferran Torres – 44. Sýkora.
Barcelona coach Xavi: “We never doubted Robert for the price or his age. Never. He’s marvellous, as a person, winner, team-mate. It’s about how the team around him work, press… that’s the key to success.”
Michal Bílek, Plzeň coach: “We expected such a hard match. The boys did what they could, but it was not enough. Barcelona showed tremendous quality in all aspects of the game.”