Barcelona defeat Apoel Nicosia 1-0
September 18 , 2014
Gerard Pique’s 28th minute header produced the sole goal of the match as Barcelona started their Champions League campaign on a winning note, beating Apoel Nicosia 1-0 at at the Nou Camp in Spain, reports say.
Lionel Messi, whose free-kick was turned into a goal by Pique, was himself denied two goals by Urko Pardo, the Apoel keeper who was in fine touch.
In other matches, Roma overwhelmed CSKA Moscow 5-1 and Porto crushed Bate Borosov 6-0.