VIDEO: Barcelona 2 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen [Champions League] Highlights 2015/16
Barcelona 2 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen [Champions League] Highlights 2015/16 – Luis Suarez completed a dramatic late comeback for Barcelona as they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Kyriakos Papadopoulos headed Leverkusen into a deserved lead midway through the first half, and Barca found it hard to break through a well-organised visiting defence.
Neymar struck the post and Sandro – in for the injured Lionel Messi – was denied by a goal-line block but chances were few and far between for the home side, who lost Andres Iniesta to injury in the second half.
But substitute Sergi Roberto pounced in the closing 10 minutes to level the scores and Suarez’s thumping finish snatched an unlikely victory for the holders, who move above Leverkusen at the top of the group.
Camp Nou was deafening prior to kick-off – the Uefa anthem greeted with a chorus of boos – but Javier Hernandez almost silenced the home crowd after less than two minutes, forcing Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a smart save at his near post.
Barcelona responded, Ivan Rakitic placing a header straight at Bernd Leno after Neymar’s delicate cross before the goalkeeper saved superbly from Sandro after the 20-year-old’s brilliant one-two with Suarez.