Goals from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez sealed the victory of Barcelona when they played against PSG in their last match of the group stages of the Champions League.
Surprisingly enough, it was PSG that took the lead at the 15th minute with an early goal from ZlatanIbrahimovic but the advantage did not last long as Messi equalized moments later and from there on out it was Barcelona that controlled the match and secured the triumph that allowed the Spanish club on climbing to the top spot of Group F with 15 points.
When the match was over and Barcelona emerged as the victorious side, Luis Enrique displayed his delight towards the performance of his players as well as going on defending his decision to play with a 3-4-3 formation which was a surprising tactic to utilize in this match.
“We played at a very high level. We put in a serious game against a difficult opponent, who closed down at the back and took an early lead.We are stronger if we have the chance to use different set ups. Then our opponents don’t know what to expect from us… the team really understood well what we wanted of them’’ Barcelona’s Luis Enrique explained.
Juventus, Basel, Bayer Leverkusen, Arsenal, Manchester City, Schalke 04 and Shakhtar Donetsk are the possible clubs that Barcelona will face off against in the next rounds of the Champions League.
This is the first season of Luis Enrique as the head coach of Barcelona after he was appointed as the manager earlier in May and it will be a huge accomplishment for the Spanish coach if he is able to win the Champions League in his debut season but it will be a tough task as there are a few other top clubs which are also aiming to win the European competition and take away the trophy from the hands of the current champions, Real Madrid.
Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona are the favorites on winning the Champions League of this season.