10-man Barcelona beat Ferencvaros
Ronaldo Koeman’s Barcelona recorded a comfortable 5-1 win over Ferencvaros,
Lionel Messi became the first player to score in 16 consecutive Champions League seasons as
he guided 10–man Barcelona to a 5-1 victory over Hungarian side Ferencvaros in their Group G
opener at the Camp Nou on Tuesday
with goals from Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Pedri, and Ousmane Dembele.
The win didn’t come cheap for the Blaugrana, with Gerard Pique receiving a straight red card for a
foul inside the box, ruling him out for the clash against Juventus next week.
Barcelona took the lead through Messi, who was fouled inside the box after a trademark slaloming run.
The Barcelona captain stepped up and dispatched the spot-kick to put the hosts ahead.
Ronald Koeman‘s side then doubled the lead through, Fati, who rifled home an excellent volley having
been put through with a delightfully weighted over-the-top ball by Frenkie de Jong.
Fati then turned provider soon after, as he provided a sublime backheel assist for Coutinho’s goal,
the goal coming after Messi had decided to keep the entire Ferencvaros defence on their toes,
as he danced inside the box.
The Hungarian side pulled one back through Ihor Kharatin, who scored from the spot kick after Pique was
deemed to have fouled Tokmac Nguen, a foul that also resulted in him being given his marching orders.