Sporting CP vs. Barcelona  0 - 1

General Game Stats Chart

Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +2 Aleix Vidal gets yellow.
Vidal has only been only the pitch for a matter of seconds, but he becomes the ninth player in the game to be shown a yellow card, this time for time wasting.
90' +1 We’re into the first of three minutes of added time now and the home fans raise the noise levels once again in a push to try and give their side one final lift.
89' Aleix Vidal enters the game and replaces L. Suárez.
Ernesto Valverde makes his third and final switch now, presumably in an attempt to run down the clock as well as sure up the defence, with Aleix Vidal coming on in place of Suarez.
87' André Gomes enters the game and replaces Sergi Roberto.
A second change for Barcelona now and it’s Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes who comes on, replacing Roberto.
86' WHAT A CHANCE!! Barcelona really should wrap this game up as Coates gives the ball away to Messi midway through his own half giving the away side a four-on-one, but having been played in on goal by Messi, Paulinho is unable to beat Patricio, poking the ball straight at the Sporting keeper who does well to get out quickly and close the angle down.
84' Messi shifts the ball onto his left foot and shoots towards goal from 25 yards out, and although his shot is blocked the ball deflects away to Suarez, who is not interested in looking forward and instead rolls it backwards to ensure his side retain possession.
82' Lovely footwork from Carvalho who skips away from a couple of players close to halfway and looks to slip Dost through on goal, but the striker doesn’t have the pace to get to the ball before Umtiti, who has had an excellent game.
80' Paulinho enters the game and replaces Iniesta.
Another change for Barcelona now and Iniesta is in no rush to leave the field, with Paulinho coming on in his place to try and help see out the remaining minutes.
79' Chance! A half-chance for Sporting as Dost peels away into space and knocks a cushioned header down towards Carvalho just inside the area, but the ball is just behind the midfielder who is turning away from goal as he shoots, and can only fire his left-footed effort over the bar from 18 yards out.
78' The home fans certainly still believe that they can get something out of this game and their side are not giving up on the pitch either. This game is a long way from being over.

Primeira Liga table

# Team MP D P
1 14 +31 36
2 14 +21 36
3 14 +23 33
4 14 +12 28
5 14 +5 27

La Liga table

# Team MP D P
1 15 +31 39
2 15 +21 34
3 15 +17 33
4 15 +19 31
5 16 +0 29