Champions League round-up

Barca take control

February 14, 2012
By ESPN staff
Barcelona have taken control of their Champions League second-round tie with Bayer Leverkusen after securing a 3-1 lead at the BayArena.

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Barca, who were without Xavi and Gerard Pique, struggled to break down a resolute Leverkusen side in the first half until Lionel Messi released Alexis Sanchez to fire the opener shortly before the break.

Leverkusen had shown little inclination ...

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