Barcelona defeated PSV Eindhoven in Group B of the UEFA Champions League, with the Spanish champions prevailing 2-1 on the road on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi opened the scoring for the visitors with a rasping near-post finish shortly after the hour mark, and Gerard Pique finished in style after 70 minutes.

Luuk de Jong headed home for PSV after 81 minutes, with the home fans exploding into life for the final stages.

The Catalan goals had taken the wind out of PSV’s sails after a promising first half saw them trouble the Barca defence, but the Dutch side finished strongly.

PSV almost snatched an equaliser in the dying moments, and they would have deserved a point from the game.

The defeat sees PSV eliminated from Europe, with Tottenham Hotspurdefeating Inter Milan 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Barca are confirmed as winners of Group B with one game remaining.

                                                                                                          

What’s Next

PSV travel to Feyenoord in the Eredivisie on Sunday, with Barca hosting Villarreal in La Liga on the same day.

 

This article will be updated to provide more information soon.

 

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