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Barcelona edge Monchengladbach 2-1 in UEFA Champions League

(Agencies) Updated: 2016-09-29 10:33

Barcelona edge Monchengladbach 2-1 in UEFA Champions League

Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Moenchengladbach's Christoph Kramer in action during a Group C match of UEFA Champions League on Sept 28, 2016. [Photo/Agencies] 

BERLIN - Barcelona came from behind to beat Monchengladbach 2-1 in the second round in Group C of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, a victory owed to second-half goals from Arda Turan and Gerard Pique.

Hosts Monchengladbach grabbed the opener through Thorgan Hazard before substitutes Turan and Pique smoothed the way for the victory on the road in front of 46,283 spectators at Borussia Park.

Barcelona took the reins from the kick off, but the Catalans were unable to break the deadlock despite two promising opportunities in the opening period. Neymar unleashed an effort from 11 meters into the arms of Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer before Luis Suarez pulled wide from central position.

As the match progressed, Monchengladbach opened the scoring against the run of the game. Mahmoud Dahoud forced a turnover in the midfield and passed into the path of Hazard, who poked home the square pass in the 34th minute.

After the restart, Barcelona pressed for the equalizer, yet the "Blaugrana" had to wait until the 65th minute before Neymar's lob into the box allowed Turan to restore parity into the roof of the net five minutes after his fielding.

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