Barcelona vs Roma : match report and analysis
Barcelona have defeated Roma to top Group E in this year’s UEFA Champions League.
A Luis Suarez opener following 15 minutes would instantly give the home team the advantage in the Barcelona vs Roma battle, with Barca’s Uruguayan forward keeping up the immense form that he had displayed during the period in which Lionel Messi was absent with injury.
Both Suarez and Neymar have delivered brilliantly in Messi’s stead, but the legendary Argentinian was quick to point to the world what they’ve been missing when he came up with the second for the hosts just three minutes later – with Suarez this time delivering the provider.
The former Liverpool man would include yet further to his goal count just before half-time, with an amazing volley finding its way into the back of the Roma net after a poor attempt at clinically clearing the ball from a corner.
The hosts of the Barcelona vs Roma match would add even a fourth shortly after the interval of Barcelona vs Roma match, with a wonderful team effort finished off when Messi slid the ball past into the path of Gerard Pique. The centre-back couldn’t afford to miss – with an open net in front of him after what might be referred to as a “sweaty” pass from Messi.
The Argentine would score a fifth just minutes later, with this game viciously transcending from a comfortable victory into an all-out destruction. Roma have been on the receiving end of some hammerings in this competition so far and appeared to be seething themselves for another.
A missed Neymar penalty could have been a bright point for the away team had it not been for Adriano running in to smash the rebounded save by Wojciech Szczęsny. 6-0 to Barca, with just 15 minutes still to play.