Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 Barcelona , Catalans Are Closer to Quarter-Final

FC Barcelona beat Bayer Leverkusen with Alexis Sanchez brace and a solid goal scored by Messi .

Defensive playing of Leverkusen limited Barcelona’s chances in the first half until 40th minute . But an smart pass from Messi to Alexis Sanchez broke the deadlock . Ball possession in the first half was 80 to 20 .

In the second half just after the break , Michal Kadlec responded the first goal bu but Sanchez restored Barca’s lead in the 55th minute . Lionel Messi scored a critical third for the Catalans late, allowing Leverkusen with a mountain to climb on their trip to Camp Nou .

The match was held in BayArena . The second leg of this game will be held 07/03/12 in Camp Nou .

Bayer Leverkusen didn’t have good preformance in last 4 matches . They only made 2 draws and 2 loss .

“We are very satisfied with what we have done here tonight. We are a little bit closer to getting into the draw for the quarter-finals.” Pep Guardiola commented on the game .

“During the break I asked my players to take the initiative and participate in the match. In the second half, we caused Barcelona problems,” Dutt the head coach of Leverkusen said.

“For 15 minutes, we were the better team and played some really good football. For the match at the Camp Nou, normally we wouldn’t have a chance but you never know.”

Khalid born in Saudi Arabia but raised in Cairo , Egypt . During the recent revolution of Egypt he preferred to work in Saudi Arabia rather than his country . He choose Kabir News and joined the team in 2011 . He studied Arab Cultures in university . Email address: Khalid (at)

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