Sporting CP 0 – Barcelona 1
It may not have been the most convincing win, but Barcelona picked up a 1-0 win at Sporting CP on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
The only goal of game was rather scrappy.
Former Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates got the final touch on the ball as Barcelona scored early in the second half.
Luis Suarez was fuming
There was a curious incident in the final minute of the match.
Aleix Vidal replaced Luis Suarez in the 89th minute, and the Uruguayan striker reacted badly after he was subbed out the game.
Suarez failed to hide his emotions as he slumped into his seat looking incredibly annoyed.
After the game, Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde discussed Suarez’s behaviour. Valverde claimed the wasn’t upset with being taken off, but with the way in which it happened:
It was silly, the match was too close.
There was no other reason for the change.
What we have to do is adapt to what is happening in a match, the coach knows what to do, he doesn’t use me in a fixed area of the pitch.