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Another build-up for Barca up the left side comes into bloom when Sergi Roberto plays to Jordi Alba, who plays into Munir in the center of the area.
His initial shot is saved, but Sergi following his run pushes it into the goal for the equalizer. Another chance by Neymar at the top of the area snuffed out.
Ball headed to the foot of Neymar in the area but he misses as the Leverkusen defenders close in. Hilbert on for Donati, a right back for right back switch.
Ball played into the area to Neymar, but a gaggle of Leverkusen players close in quickly to snuff it out.
Well done by Papadopoulos to hold his line. The goal-scorer Papadopoulos gets too little of the ball during a clattering challenge of Neymar at midfield and sees yellow.
Barca win a free kick from roughly 25 yards out. Suarez flies up the left side and looks to play a ball into the area — not certain to whom — but Tah intercepts on the run.
Jordi Alba due to come on at the next stoppage. Something from nothing, turning on a deflected shot from Rakutic, but sending it just wide of the post.
Barca seem to be knocking on the door here. First substitution of the game: Stefan Kiessling on for Hernandez.
A bit of a curious move here by Roger Schmidt. Neymar with a bad giveaway on the attack, but Leverkusen give it right back and Sandro finds himself with the ball, options around him and loads of space on the edge of the area.
Opts to fire away at the far post and sends it wide. Barca still down but playing more off the front foot in the early stages of the second half.
A massive opportunity for Bayer: Kampl up the right flank to Bellarabi, whose gorgeous pass to Hernandez — surely a second goal! Just an awful, ghastly miss.
John Barry echoes what seems to be the consensus opinion: Indeed, my eagle-eyes colleague Tom Lutz points to multiple photos of Messi that show he typically parts his hair on the opposite side as the above photo.
A look at the half-time stats. Barcelona dominating possession as is their habit but with little to show for it. Vermaelen gets into a battle with Hernandez right at the centre dot as a ball from Leno is played through the air.
Bartra arrives as the third man in and knocks the arm of Chicharito into the face of the Belgian defender who goes down in a heap. The medical staff comes out as play is brought to a halt, as is the case with any head injury.
The relaxed approach at the back from Barcelona nearly comes back to haunt them! Ter Stegen refuses to punt the ball up the pitch, instead looking to pass out from the back, and is nearly made to pay as his defence concedes possession.
Calhanoglu wins the ball and tries to catch the keeper by surprise with a shot, but sends it too close to Ter Stegen who will start it up again.
The boos rain down from the home fans as Ter Stegen spends close to 20 seconds with the ball at his feet inside his penalty area, following a prolonged period of possession for Barcelona at the back.
He finds space along the edge of the area and sprints to the byline, but safe hands from Ter Stegen sees the keeper collect the subsequent cross with Hernandez lurking in the centre.
Leverkusen have claimed a home Champions League victory over Barcelona previously, a success in September If at all possible, the tempo seems to be picking up even more as we pass the half-hour mark.
The challenges are flying in and tempers are starting to rise. The tempo has been terrific since the opening kick and is showing absolutely no sign of dropping off at the moment.
Barcelona are starting to grow in stature, though it is the hosts who are currently spending more time on the front foot. You could see this coming from a mile away!
Kampl flies into a challenge at the halfway line and will not escape a booking for that foul. Well is this perfectly poised or what?
Leverkusen showing no signs of backing down in the face of their opponents and have provided every reason up to this point to believe they can claim all three points.
And who else but Calhanoglu to produce the pass, setting up Chicharito inside the area. The last six Champions League matches played between these two teams have all been won by Barcelona.
Excellent work by the Croatia midfielder to find a pocket of space and then show his vision in playing that ball through for Messi.
Possession stats are starting to even out, though when Barcelona are on the ball they are far less threatening, showing much less intent on pushing the tempo and getting on the front foot in attack.
It looks as though their best hope will be on the break. It is a massive blow to the qualification hopes of Leverkusen, who have their work cut out now.
Rakitic is able to thread a pass through to pick out the sensationally-timed run of Messi, who keeps a cool head to round Leno and finish it off.
Better from the visitors! They pass the ball around deep in their own end to get their feet wet, before breaking quickly up the pitch. Sandro gets on the end of a move and sends a decent effort at goal, but it is hit straight at Leno who makes a comfortable stop in the end.
This is very unlike Barcelona, who are seeing far less of the ball and allowing their opponents to dictate the tempo.
Ter Stegen equal to the task as Calhanoglu whips in a powerfully-struck free kick towards the far post. The keeper is able to dive across and keep it out with relative ease in the end, but Leverkusen are starting to inch closer towards an opener as they dominate possession.
Messi has his first involvement of the match, on the break, weaving his way into the area before laying off for Ivan Rakitic.
The Croatia midfielder has options in the centre, but Omer Toprak deals with the threat convincingly, winning the ball back and clearing their lines.
The hosts have been very much on the front foot in these opening stages, pushing the tempo and enjoying the bulk of possession.
They have plenty of support upon arriving in the final third, though are still awaiting their first shot on target. Excellent effort from the catalyst of this Leverkusen side, Hakan Calhanoglu.
He sprints forward and, from a rather wide position, unleashes a bullet of a strike across goal. Marc-Andre ter Stegen dives at full stretch to get across, and is relieved to see the strike drift narrowly wide of the far post.
Leverkusen in black and red, Barcelona in light blue. The players have taken their spot on the pitch with kickoff moments away, but the atmosphere is lacking a bit as nerves perhaps get the better of some of these fans.
Luis Enrique has rotated the squad a great deal, with first place already wrapped up. Neymar tweaked his groin ever so slightly in training and has been left out of the team as a precaution.
There are plenty of fresh young faces who get their chance tonight, including midfield starlet Sergi Samper and Cameroonian teenager Wilfrid Kaptoum, who makes his Champions League debut.
Leo Messi is the familiar face, joining the kids tonight - Munir and Sandro - in attack. Roberto Hilbert knee returned to action as a sub on the weekend after a two-month absence, and has been included in the starting lineup tonight at the expense of Giulio Donati.
Wendell and Hakan Calhanoglu also return to the lineup after resting on the weekend, forcing Sebastian Boenisch and Julian Brandt to the bench.
It is an attacking team put out by Roger Schmidt, but that was to be expected with his team needing all three points. They sit tied on points with Roma, five apiece, but despite holding the better goal differential in group play, they trail the Italian outfit by virtue of an inferior head-to-head record.
As a result, in order for them to advance, they need to record a historic victory today over Barcelona and hope Roma fail to win at home to BATE Borisov — the Belarussian side who have dropped both away matches thus far in the group stage by a combined score of A draw would eliminate Leverkusen from the Champions League, but assure them a spot in the Europa League.
Hello Champions League fans around the world and welcome to our live coverage of Leverkusen and Barcelona, for what promises to be a dramatic conclusion to Group E.
Barcelona has already secured top spot in the group in convincing, albeit unsurprising, fashion. They can play the role of spoiler today by defeating the Bundesliga outfit, or they can take the opportunity to rest some key first-team players — either way we will be watching them come February when the knockout stage commences.
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