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UEFA Champions League: Pique strike ends Germans 11-match home win streak

Reporter: Xu Zhen 丨 CCTV.com

09-29-2016 13:21 BJT

Barcelona were looking to make due without Lionel Messi. The mercurial forward gone three weeks because of a groin injury, so others would have to step up in his place against Borussia Moenchengladbach -- and on this night it would not be Neymar or Suarez, but a mainstay on the Catalan club -- Gerard Pique.

the German side were on an 11-game home streak, and they looked like they would be extending that as they take the lead in the 34th minute on a stunning counter-attack finished off by Thorgan Hazard -- brother of Eden.

Second half and the Catalans are on the attack, substiture Arda Turan makes the most of a great chip from Neymar to fire it into the roof of the net 1-1.

Then about 15 minutes from time, the visitors in their horrific green kits, get a corner, and Luis Suarez' shot is stopped by the keeper, but Pique does some hard work after the goalie spills, and muscles it in. The center-half beating his man to the ball and securing a 2-1 win for his side, and ending the German sides 11-game home unbeaten run.

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