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Fermin and Torres help Barca edge out Shakhtar Donetsk

Barcelona's Ferran Torres netted one goal and assisted another as his team held off Shakhtar Donetsk to keep their flawless Group H record in the Champions League.

Barcelona’s Ferran Torres netted one goal and assisted another as his team held off Shakhtar Donetsk to keep their flawless Group H record in the Champions League.

Torres’ Opening Goal

In a thrilling Champions League match, Barcelona took the lead in the 28th minute with a goal from Torres. He capitalized on a rebounded effort after Fermin Lopez’s initial shot struck the post. The early goal set the tone for Barcelona’s performance.

Assist and Second Goal

Barcelona’s ex-Manchester City forward, Torres, continued to shine as he set up Fermin Lopez for the team’s second goal just eight minutes after the opening strike. Torres’ contributions were instrumental in extending Barcelona’s lead.

Sudakov’s Consolation Goal

Heorhii Sudakov managed to pull one back for the opposing team with a second-half consolation goal. Despite this effort, the hosts held on to secure the victory.

Group Standings

Barcelona, a five-time winner of the Champions League, currently tops their group with nine points. Their impressive performance in this match solidifies their position as a strong contender. 

In contrast, Shakhtar remains in the third position, trailing by six points behind the La Liga champions.

Porto’s Dominant Win in Group H

In the other fixture of Group H, Porto showcased their dominance with a convincing 4-1 victory over Royal Antwerp. 

Forward Evanilson was the standout performer, scoring a remarkable hat-trick for the visiting team. The win strengthens Porto’s standing in the group and adds to the competition’s excitement.

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