Barcelona Dominates Champions League 2023 Debut with Resounding 5-0 Victory: Match Highlights and Analysis

2023-09-19 20:55:00

The Champions League 2023 and the Barcelona debuted with a resounding 5-0 victory against Royal Antwerp in the Estadio Olímpico Lluís Companys. one João Félix’s doubleplus the goals of Robert Lewandowski, Gavi y Jelle Bataille, own goalthey sentenced the story.

With a win, one more in the entire tournament, Barcelona shows in Europe the power that makes it excited. “We can compete and it’s the season to take the leap“, Xavi warned in the press conference prior to the match. Barcelona was eliminated in the group stage in the last two campaigns and in this one the coach is hoping to be the protagonist.

João Félix opened and closed the scoring. In the 11th minute he broke the goal and in the 66th minute he scored the fifth, but the Portuguese also enabled Lewandowski in the 19th minute. culés They were too much for Royal Antwerp and they put in another great performance this season.

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How was Barcelona vs. Royal Antwerp? Final score

Equipment 1T 2T Final Barcelona 3 2 5 Royal Antwerp 0 0 0


BAR – J. Félix – Min. 11BAR – R. Lewandowski – Min. 19BAR – J. Bataille p.p. – Min. 22BAR – Gavi – Min. 54BAR – J. Félix – Min. 66

Barcelona vs. Royal Antwerp, live and direct

Full Time. Strong victory for Barcelona. The culés open with a 5-0 win against Royal Antwerp.

Minutes 90+1. Once again Butez wins the duel against Lewandowski.

Minute 90. 3 minutes are added.

Minute 81. Change on visit: Anthony Valencia for Muja.

Minute 79. Butez flies and clears Lewandowski’s attempt with his fists.

Minute 76. Lamine Yamal loses it. He leaves the goalkeeper in the way, but the ball goes long and he finishes with almost no angle.

Minute 75. Change in Barcelona. Sergi Roberto enters for João Cancelo.

Minute 74. Double blocked by ter Stegen in a play that is canceled due to an advanced position.

Minute 73. Substitution at Royal Antwerp: Gyrano Kerk for Bataille.

Minute 69. Ferran Torres’ shot passes very close.

Minute 67. Double change in Barcelona. Ferran Torres and Lamine Yamal, who becomes Barcelona’s youngest player in the Champions League, for Raphinha and João Félix.

Minute 66. Goal from Barcelona! João Félix reaches the double.

Minute 61. . . . João Cancelo scales down the right, tries to goal, but Butez sends to the corner.

Minute 63. Raphinha’s volley goes to the corner kick.

Minute 60. Mark van Bommel also moves the team with a triple modification. George Ilenikhena, Alhassan Yusuf and Ritchie de Laet enter for Janssen, Ekkelenkamp and Balikwisha.

Minute 57. First changes in Barcelona. Xavi sends Oriol Romeu and Fermín López onto the field who enter for de Jong and Gavi.

Minute 56. Koundé’s shot goes over the crossbar.

Minute 54. Goal from Barcelona! A series of rebounds in the area and the ball goes to Gavi who scores the fourth with a good left foot shot.

Minute 46. Butez drowns out Gündogan’s scream on the first occasion.

The second half starts. Without changes to the lineups, Barcelona and Royal Antwerp already star in the second 45 minutes.

End of the first half. At half-time we leave with Barcelona winning 3-0. The culés took a good advantage.

Minutes 45+1. Balde’s left foot hit just outside the net.

Minute 45. One more minute will be played in Barcelona.

Minute 43. Ter Stegen responds when they call him. The German without problems with the shipment of Muja.

Minute 38. Butez signs to keep João Félix’s attempt. Although the play is canceled due to the Portuguese’s prohibited position.

Minute 35. Gavi reprimanded for hanging on Mandela Keita.

Minute 33. Butez catches Raphinha’s shot down.

Minute 27. The best moments of Barcelona who already know they are dominating.

Minute 22. Barcelona goal! Jelle Bataille tries to clear a Raphinha cross, but only manages to deflect the ball into his own goal.

Minute 19. Barcelona goal! Fantastic pass from João Félix for Lewandowski to finish at the far post. The culés are beginning to distance themselves and calm down.

João Félix’s goal for Barcelona (available in Spain)

João Félix’s goal for Barcelona (available in Argentina)

Minute 11. Barcelona goal! Wonder of João Félix inside the area to overtake the culés. The Portuguese shakes off the mark and hits the post.

Minute 5. For now the expected development with Barcelona trying to be dominant.

Starts the match. The Romanian referee Radu Marian Petrescu gives the order. The ball rolls, Barcelona debuts, Royal Antwerp debuts in the Champions League.

Antwerp’s XI. The names that Mark van Bommel presents for the premiere.

Barcelona’s XI. Xavi only makes two changes for his debut in the Champions League, compared to the 5-0 victory against Betis in La Liga: İlkay Gündoğan and Raphinha come in for Oriol Romeu and Ferran Torres.

The arrival of Barcelona. Pure elegance, with Koundé at the helm, for the culés who are already in the stadium.

Welcome to the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium! Barcelona debuts in the Champions League against Royal Antwerp.

Confirmed Barcelona lineup

Marc-Andre ter Stegen; John Cancelo, Jules Kound, Andreas Christensen, Alex Balde; İlkay Gündoğan, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi; Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and John Felix.

Confirmed Royal Antwerp lineup

Jean Butez; Jelle Bataille, Toby Alderweireld, Soumaïla Coulibaly, Owen Wijndal; Mandela Keita, Arthur Vermeeren, Arbnor Muja, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, ​​Michel-Ange Balikwisha; Vincent Janssen.

How and where to watch Barcelona vs. Royal Antwerp? Schedule, TV channel and online streaming

Day: Tuesday September 19Hour: 13:00 CDMX, 15:00 ET United States, 16:00 Argentina and 21:00 SpainEstadio: Olímpico Lluís Companys, BarcelonaTV channels:Argentina: ESPNMexico:USA: TUDN, UnivisionSpain: Movistar Champions LeagueStreaming:Argentina: Star+Mexico: HBO MaxUSA: Paramount+, ViX, FuboSpain: Movistar+

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