MX23RW : Tuesday, September 28 13:26:47| >> :60:688:688:
Sep 18, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at Camp Nou
Barcelona
4-0
Ajax
Messi (22', 55', 75'), Pique (69')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Half-Time Report: Lionel Messi opens the scoring against Ajax

Lionel Messi scores the only goal of the first half to give Barcelona a 1-0 lead over Ajax.

Lionel Messi's free kick has given Barcelona a 1-0 lead over Ajax after 45 minutes of their Champions League meeting at Camp Nou.

Barcelona dominated possession from the first whistle and had an early sight of goal when Neymar picked out Cesc Fabregas, who fired his effort over the crossbar.

Ajax started to enjoy their own share of possession as the first half progressed, but Barcelona took control of the contest when the opening goal arrived in the 22nd minute.

Messi scored his 60th Champions League goal with a free kick that struck the inside of the post before hitting the back of the net.

Ricardo van Rhijn had a great opportunity to level the scores before the break, but his header was easily saved by Victor Valdes.

Lerin Duarte was allowed pacce on the edge of the box just moments later but he was also denied by Valdes, who displayed great reactions to keep his side ahead.

ID:105708: cacheID:105708:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2238:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Lionel Messi and Neymar celebrate a goal against Sevilla on September 14, 2013
Read Next:
Live Commentary: Barcelona 4-0 Ajax - as it happened
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid75202181317
2Real Sociedad7511106416
3Sevilla6420102814
4Atletico MadridAtletico742196314
5Rayo Vallecano7412137613
6Barcelona6330115612
7Real Betis7331117412
8Valencia7322128411
9Osasuna73221011-111
10Athletic Bilbao724164210
11Villarreal61506338
12Mallorca7223612-68
13Celta Vigo7214710-37
14Espanyol713347-36
15CadizCadiz7133711-46
16ElcheElche713348-46
17Levante7043612-64
18Granada7034512-73
19AlavesAlaves6105211-93
20Getafe7007212-100

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!