Barcelona won against Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv by 2-1.
However, one can disagree that it was a rather tricky and narrow win. Gerard Pique feels that Barcelona were not much in control and strong enough during the match – and somehow managed to win by luck.
“It went well in the first-half. Then the game went away from us, we lost control and we were nervous. They made things difficult for us. The best thing was the three points,” Pique told Movistar post-match.
“The club is in a process of many changes. I think it was necessary because our form was struggling. Every year we were a little worse. We know it’s not an easy year but we’ll try to compete every game.
“It is normal that we are not favourites in the Champions League after the last few years. All we can do is work. We have young players. The results will end up coming.”
Pique managed to score just 5 mins in the 65th minute after Messi scored a goal. Goalkeeper Ter Stegen had also just come back after recovering from his injury – and delivered impressively when it came to saving goals.
“For me it was very important to win the match because I was looking forward to coming back and doing what I like the most,” Ter Stegen said. “We ended up suffering quite a bit in the second half. We generated some chances, we have to talk about it and improve.”
On his recent decision to re-sign with Barca, Ter Stegen added: “I have never had any hesitation in renewing with Barca. It was a matter of talking about it and the both of us, the club and me are happy.”