Barcelona: Own Goal: Barcelona’s second highest scorer in the Champions League under Valverde
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Barcelona‘s winning goal in the 2-1 win over Slavia Prague on Wednesday night came via a familiar source.
The own goal from Peter Olayinka just before the hour mark was the seventh time since the start of the 2017/18 campaign where an opponent had netted for the Catalans.
Under Ernesto Valverde, only Leo Messi has scored more, with 19 goals to his name, while Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez have scored four each.
Sporting CP‘s central defenders Sebastian Coates and former Blaugrana Jeremy Mathieu scored in the away and home group stage meetings with Barcelona respectively in the 2017/18 campaign, as did Olympiacos‘ Dimitris Nikolaou.
Last year, Luke Shaw diverted Luis Suarez‘s strike past David de Gea in the Round of 16 against Manchester United at Old Trafford, while Slavia’s Olayinka similarly put the ball past his own keeper via the Uruguayan’s initial effort.