Barcelona vs Porto UCL 2023-24 Highlights| Barcelona beat Port 2-1; Qualify for the round of 16 with one game to go

Barcelona defeated FC Porto by 2-1 at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys to qualify for the UEFA Champions League 2023-24 round of 16 after failing to qualify in the last two seasons.
Barcelona vs Porto UCL 2023-24 Highlights| Barcelona beat Port 2-1; Qualify for the round of 16 with one game to go

Barcelona qualify for round of 16 first time since Messi left the club

This is the first time FC Barcelona qualify for the round of 16 of UCL in last three seasons. In the last two seasons Xavi failed to take the team pass the group stage as a manager. There were doubts about him as a coach on the grandest stage of club football. But Barcelona had faith in him.

A brilliant comeback by the team to show the character, the passion and the hunger to go for the glory. Cancelo was just outstanding tonight with skill to go from defensive to offensive on the left side. Along with him it was Jaoo Felix who would be one of the most relieved men in that dressing room. A fast goal since his last 12 games would obviously give him the confidence for the next round.

Obviously still a lot of work to be done for Xavi and his team but for now on it's relief for them. This was Koushik Biswas bringing you all the live updates of the Barcelona vs Porto UCL 2023-24 group stage match in Barcelona. Thank you everyone for joining in. Until the next match, keep following Sportz Point for all the updates of the beautiful game. Below we have the game timeline for you to revisit of all the moments from the game. Thank you again.

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Barcelona will host FC Porto in their fifth match of UEFA Champions League 2023/24. The current La Liga Champions will have their things cut out against the 30-time Primeira Liga Champions at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys for a position in the round of 16. Check out our LIVE Blog for all the updates, news, live scores, and everything of the Barcelona vs Porto UCL 2023/24 match. This is Koushik Biswas bringing you all the updates from the desk.

Can Barcelona qualify for the knockouts?

Barcelona embarks on their 28th Champions League group stage campaign, a record they jointly hold with Real Madrid. Since the 2003/04 season, Barcelona has consistently participated, enjoying a remarkable run of reaching at least the quarter-finals every year from 2007/08 to 2019/20. However, the five-time European champions faced setbacks in the last two campaigns, failing to progress beyond the round of 16. Will they be able to claim their spot this season?

Barcelona vs Porto: Head-to-head

Matches: 6

Barcelona: 5

Porto: 1

Draw: 0

So, FC Barcelona have won five out of six games against Porto and always had the upper hand over the team from Portugal.

Barcelona vs Porto UCL 2023/24: Streamig Details, How to watch in India

Indian fans can watch the Barcelona vs Porto UCL 2023/24 match on Sony Ten Network on Television and the match will also be LIVE Streamed on Sony LIV.

What happened the last time Barcelona and Porto met?

They had a previous encounter during the 2011 UEFA Super Cup in Monaco, where Barcelona secured the trophy for the fourth time. A 2-0 victory was clinched with goals from Lionel Messi and Cesc Fàbregas, both scored late in each half.

Stats in check: FC Porto

At 40 years 275 days, Pepe is now the fifth oldest player in all positions to compete in the Champions League.

Barcelona Lineup

FC Porto Line Up

The Champions League theme music rings out around the stadium as the players prepare to kick off this crucial game in Group H.

Players pay tribute to the late former FC Barcelona coach Terry Venables, who passed away recently.

A minute of silence in memory of Terry Venables, who managed Barcelona from 1984 to 1987.
A minute of silence in memory of Terry Venables, who managed Barcelona from 1984 to 1987.Image | FCB

1' | Kick-off

Here we GO!

2' | Foul by Varela | FCB 0-0 POR

First foul of the match. Varela is penalised for a foul on Frankie de Jong.

5' | Evanilson's shot is blocked| FCB 0-0 POR

First shot for Porto. Evanilson tried his luck from the long range. But, it is blocked by Barca wall.

8' | Zaidu's shot is blocked | FCB 0-0 POR

Zaidu's shot is blocked by Iñigo Martínez inside the box.

8' | Rapinha's shot is saved by Costa | FCB 0-0 POR

On target Rapinha's shot is saved by Diogo Costa here. Costa had to move well and dive to his left to save the shot. Both teams looking to score here.

13' | De Jong in action | FCB 0-0 POR

Short corner from Barcelona and Frankie had the chance to lob the ball over the defenders to Araújo, tonight's captain for Barcelona. Araújo could not hold the ball properly on the right. Otherwise, it could have been a great chance for the home team.

18' | Felix side netting for Barcelona| FCB 0-0 POR

Another attack from Barcelona. Felix on the left received a ball via Pedri. Felix first tried to take the ball deep into box, but decided to shoot. The ball hits the side net.

22' |Teremi nearly found the space | FCB 0-0 POR

Porto's number nine is moving very smoothly here. Inside the box, he could not connect the shot properly. Although Araújo was there behind him, it could have been dangerous for Barcelona.

26' | Teremi scores; denied | FCB 0-0 POR

No goal for Teremi. He is found off-side here by inches. VAR disallowed the goal.