Barça battle Sporting to a 1-0 victory.

FC Barcelona won their second group stage match of the UEFA Champions League in a tough ugly 1-0 win over Sporting in Portugal today. The sole goal came in the second half, four minutes after the restart, from a Sebastian Coates own goal. Barça will now shift their attention back to the domestic league when they host Las Palmas on Sunday.

Match Stats (From Sport):

Sporting CP: Rui Patrício (c); Piccini, Coates, Mathieu, Coentrao (m. 73 Silva); William Carvalho, Battaglia; Gelson Martins, Bruno Fernandes, Acuña (m. 73 Bruno César) & Doumbia (m. 44 Bas Dost).

FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta (c) (m. 80 Paulinho); Messi; Sergi Roberto (m. 87 André Gomes) & Suárez (m. 89 Aleix Vidal).

Goal: 0-1, Coates  (min. 49 – own goal)

Referee:  Ovidiu Hategan (ROM).

Cautions:  Gelson Martins (m. 6),  Coentrao (m. 26), Doumbia (m. 39), Acuña (m. 48), Piccini (m. 53), Coates (m. 59), Semedo (m. 69),  Aleix Vidal (m. 90+2).

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