Royal Antwerp vs Barcelona, Champions League: Match Thread, Live Updates

FULL-TIME Antwerp 3-1 Barcelona The humiliating and undeserved defeat for Barca which won the group due in part to FC Porto but don't look like a European player ahead of the knockout stages. This is a new low to Barca in Europe with a second terrible loss in two weeks.

90+2′ goal Antwerp 3-1 Barcelona (Ilenikhena): Barca have a remarkable way of conceding straight after kickoff when George Ilenikhena takes the ball by himself in close proximity to Inaki Pena, putting Barca in the lead for the third time.

90+1’ GOAL! Antwerp 2-2 Barcelona (Guiu) : BARÇA EQUALIZE!!! The legend of Marc Guiu grows as the young striker rises highest and heads home a free-kick from Ilkay Gündogan to rescue a late point!

56’ GOAL, Antwerp 2-1 Barcelona (Janssen) : Antwerp re-take the lead. Oriol Romeu gives the ball away again, and Janssen is not offside this time and fires it home for the hosts.

52’ RED CARD REVERSED : Barça are temporarily down to 10 men as Sergi Roberto is shown a straight red card for a tackle on Mandela Keita, but a VAR check shows the challenge was not as strong as the referee thought and the card is changed to a yellow.

49’ GOAL DISALLOWED : Vincent Janssen gives Antwerp the lead early in the second period, but the goal is disallowed for a very narrow offside on the Dutch striker.

SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Antwerp 1-1 Barcelona : Back underway at Bosuil!

HALFTIME, Antwerp 1-1 Barcelona : Barça conceded early and struggled to create meaningful offense for the rest of the half apart from one moment of magic from Yamal and Ferran that gave them the goal that clinches first place in Group H going into the break.

35’ GOAL! Antwerp 1-1 Barcelona (Ferran) : BARÇA EQUALIZE! A nice buildup through the right wing ends with a gorgeous asssist by Lamine Yamal and an excellent finish by Ferran Torres.

2’ GOAL, Antwerp 1-0 Barcelona (Vermeeren) : Antwerp take the lead. Barça try to play out from the back but Oriol Romeu gives the ball away inside the box and Arthur Vermeeren fires home the opener for the hosts.

KICKOFF! Antwerp 0-0 Barcelona : And we’re underway at Bosuil!

WELCOME TO THE BOSUILSTADION !!! The cozy home of Royal Antwerp in beautiful Antwerp, Belgium is the site of sixth and final Champions League group stage match for the hosts as they welcome Barcelona, who come into this one needing a point to clinch first place in Group H. But it won’t be easy against an Antwerp hungry to end their debut Champions League campaign with a famous result against the mighty Barça, who will be missing some key starters and are looking to rebound from a painful loss at the weekend. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos !

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Starting XI: Pena; Fort, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Roberto, Romeu, Fermin; Yamal, Lewandowski, Ferran (4-3-3)

Substitutes: Astralaga (GK), Kochen (GK), Cubarsi, Cancelo, Casado, Gundogan, Pedri, Garrido, Raphinha, Felix, Alarcon, Guiu


Starting XI: Butez; De Laet, Alderweireld, Coulibaly, Wijndal; Keita, Vermeeren, Yussuf; Kerk, Janssen, Ejuke (4-3-3)

Substitutes: De Wolf (GK), Lammens (GK), Ilenikhena, Van Den Bosch, Bataille, Smits, Corbanie


Competition/Round: 2023-24 Champions League, Group H, Matchday 6

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)

VenueBosuilstadion, Antwerp, Belgium

Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)

VAR: Paolo Valeri (ITA)


on TelevisionGalavision (USA), TNT Sports 6 (UK), SONY TNT 5. (India), SuperSport (Nigeria), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others

OnlineParamount+ (USA), Discovery+ (UK), Movistar+ (Spain), others

Matchday Thread Rules

We don't have many of regulations here, however there are some things to remember while participating in our matchday threads:

In the event if the referee is sucking or the team loses, watch the swearing. This is just not necessary. Additionally, don't discuss illegal streaming hyperlinks. People who violate this rule are likely to be slapped with a warning, and anyone who posts hyperlinks will immediately be exiled. Also, be nice to everyone else. We are the Barcelona community, and we do not want to bring up issues with one another.

Enjoy the game! All the time whatever the game, VISCA EL BARCA!


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