Paco Alcacer helps Barcelona to victory over Sporting Lisbon — Result

Paco Alcacer helps Barcelona to victory over Sporting Lisbon — Result

However, with the group already wrapped up, manager Ernesto Valverde might be conservated with his lineup and give younger players more opportunities.

On 24 minutes, Sporting needed a smart save from Rui Patricio to beat away an angled drive from Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan was played into the right side of the Sporting penalty area.

Barcelona completed their Champions League Group D campaign with a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon at the Nou Camp.

Atletico are another side whose destiny is not in their own hands, but a recent upturn in form will see them travel in hope of getting a positive result from Stamford Bridge, especially as Chelsea have already assured their place in the next round.

- Barcelona's last two Champions League games have both ended goalless, a first for the Catalans in the competition. Barcelona found it difficult to create scoring chances and though the match is at home, our research suggests Sporting Lisbon is the team to target.

Sporting created their best opening of the match moments later, with Bas Dost failing to make it nine goals in 10 games by somehow picking out compatriot Cillessen in the middle of the goal from six yards out.

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Paco Alcacer helps Barcelona to victory over Sporting Lisbon — Result

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FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are both in Champions League action on Tuesday night and both sides have different needs from their respective matches. Funny moment as he goes on to hug Cillessen from behind, in a sort of, 'How could you keep that out' - but he should have done better! Barcelona easily controlled proceedings toward the end of the contest, but their push for a second goal didn't yield any results until the very end. Bruno Fernandes stands out as a key player for the Portuguese club; Fernandes typically splits corners with Marcos Acuna, who will likely return to the starting eleven after missing the last Champions League match due to injury.

59' - GOAL! Alcacer heads in from a corner! . Not only is Dybala able to add value through scoring goals, but the Argentine also has a creative influence, shown by his three assists and the central role he plays in the attack.

Both teams made changes after the goal, with Lionel Messi entering the fray.

Dost missed with a volley before Mathieu put the ball in his own net in the final minutes, putting the final score on the board. Midfielder William Carvalho will have to have a strong game in the middle of the field, winning possession back and pushing the ball forward. In six Champions League starts this season (including qualifying), Fernandes is averaging approximately 13 FPTs per match.