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How Gerard Pique broke tie with Sergio Ramos to make history in Barcelona’s win over Dynamo

How Gerard Pique broke tie with Sergio Ramos to make history in Barcelona’s win over Dynamo

 

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique secured for himself an altogether impressive piece of Champions League history during the club’s meeting with Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday.

Pique on target

Ronald Koeman’s men got their European campaign back underway last night.

After steadying the ship in La Liga courtesy of a 3-1 downing of Valencia at the weekend, the Blaugrana welcomed the aforementioned Dynamo to the Camp Nou, seeking their first win of the continental campaign.

And, when all was said and done in Catalunya, make it two wins from two across all competitions is precisely what Barca managed.

A solitary goal – netted by Gerard Pique shortly before the interval – ultimately proved enough to keep the club’s Champions League Last-16 hopes alive.

After finding himself  in acres of space at the back post, Pique was picked out courtesy of a pinpoint delivery on the part of Jordi Alba. And the veteran stopper made no mistake with his ensuing finish, volleying home to joyous celebrations around the Camp Nou:

Record equalled

As outlined above, though, Pique’s latest Blaugrana goal proved significant in far more than simply guiding his side to all three points on Wednesday.

This comes with the Spanish international having also secured for himself a piece of Champions League history up against Kyiv.

As per Bleacher Report, Pique broke his tie with two Real Madrid legends – Sergio Ramos and Ivan Helguera – to become the joint-top scoring defender in the storied history of European football’s most prestigious club competition.

The Barcelona man now sits alongside yet another ex-Blancos star – Roberto Carlos – as the most prolific-ever CL stopper:

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.