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Barcelona have one foot in the Last 16 

Barcelona came back from a goal behind to defeat Porto and secure a place in the Champions League last 16.

Barcelona came back from a goal behind to defeat Porto and secure a place in the Champions League last 16.

Pepe’s Opener and Cancelo’s Instant Equalizer

In a thrilling match, Brazilian winger Pepe opened the scoring for the Portuguese visitors, giving Porto the lead after thirty minutes. However, their advantage was short-lived, with Joao Cancelo striking back for Barcelona just two minutes later with a sensational curling shot after a skillful move from the left flank.

Pivotal Moments and Joao Felix’s Decisive Goal

Barca’s goalkeeper, Inaki Pena, showcased his skill with several impressive saves, but FC Porto persisted. Their persistence paid off when Joao Felix found the net in the 56th minute, securing a crucial winning goal for his team.

Group Dynamics and Barcelona’s Assured Qualification

With Barcelona already securing qualification from Group H, Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk, both three points behind, face each other in their final game. Though Barcelona hasn’t clinched the group yet, they only need to avoid defeat against the point-less Royal Antwerp to finish atop the group.

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