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Barcelona 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach - As it happened

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 6,270

Pin Line-ups for the Champions league clash between Barcelona and Borussia Monchengladbach. BeSoccer
Line-ups for the Champions league clash between Barcelona and Borussia Monchengladbach. BeSoccer

Barcelona 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach - As it happened

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 6,270

Re-live Barcelona's 4-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach, looking back at the live updates of all of the action, as it happened.

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach

Barcelona ease to a 4-0 victory thanks to a hat-trick from Arda Turan and a first half goal from Lionel Messi.

Change for Barca

Hat-trick hero Arda Turan leaves the pitch and is replaced by youngster Marc Cardona.

Messi prevented by Sommer

Sommer makes a brilliant save, tipping the ball wide as Lionel Messi fires a diving header towards goal.

Monchengladbach make a final change

Hazard leaves the field and is replaced by Raffael.

Arda Turan gets his hat-trick

The Turkish forward has his third of the night as he smashes in at the far post, converting a low pass from Alcacer.

GOAL: Barcelona 4-0 Monchengladbach (Turan, 67 mins)

Monchengladbach have penalty appeal

After a rare venture forward, Monchengladbach have a penalty appeal, but it's turned down by the referee.

Barca make a change

Iniesta comes off on his full return from injury and is replaced by Rafinha.

Double change for M'gladbach

Schulz and Dahoud leave the field to be replaced by Kramer and Johnson.

Yellow card for Dahoud

The Liverpool transfer target goes into the referee's book.

Turan scores twice in three minutes

Messi plays a nice pass for Vidal down on the right wing and the full-back pulls the ball back to Turan who finds the bottom corner with a tidy finish for his second goal in quick succession.

GOAL: Barcelona 3-0 Monchengladbach (Turan, 53 mins)

Arda Turan doubles Barca's lead

Denis Suarez runs down the right and his low cross is deflected, looping up perfectly for Turan at the back post who nods home from close range.

GOAL: Barcelona 2-0 Monchengladbach (Turan, 50 mins)

Alcacer can't latch on to long ball

A long pass is played from the back and Alcacer attemots to run onto the ball. However, the Barca striker slips and it's cleared by Sommer.

Second half underway

Monchengladbach kick off for the second half and we're underway in the second 45 minutes.

HALF-TIME: Barcelona 1-0 Borussia Monchengladbach

Barcelona have completely dominated this first half, but Monchengladbach have managed to keep Messi and Co at bay since the Argentinian's strike in the 16th minute, as Barcelona take a slender lead into half time.

Monchengladbach holding on

Barcelona threaten once again as Lionel Messi sees an attempt deflected behind for a corner. Monchengladbach are holding firm, though, and remain just one goal behind.

Monchengladbach camped in their own half

The German side are having to dig deep here as Barca are dominating the game. It looks like to may be a long evening for the Bundesliga outfit.

Messi almost strikes again

Messi has another effort les than two minutes after his goal. His left-footed shot takes a deflection and is turned behind by Sommer who makes a good save.

Messi opens the scoring

Messi runs at the Monchengladbach defence, exchanges passes with Arda Turan and sweeps the ball home to give Barcelona the lead.

GOAL: Barcelona 1-0 Monchengladbach (Messi, 16 mins)

10 minutes - Barca press but no chances

The home side are threatening and are seeing much more of the ball, but have failed to create any clear-cut chances.

Match underway

Alcacer gets the game kicked off for Barcelona and we're underway.

Barca make eight changes

Barcelona make a whole host of changes from the 'El Clasico' draw. Most notably, Andres Iniesta makes his first start since returning from injury and outcast Aleix Vidal is given a rare start. Paco Alcacer also gets an opportunity to try to break his goalscoring duck at Barcelona.

Official line-ups announced

Barcelona XI: Cillessen, Aleix Vidal, Mascherano, Umtiti, Digne, D. Suarez, Andre Gomes, Iniesta, Messi, Alcacer, Turan.

Monchengladbach XI: Sommer, Christensen, Vestergaard, Jantschke, Elvedi, Korb, Strobl, Dahoud, Schulz, Hazard, Hahn.

Follow the UEFA Champions League clash between Barcelona and Borussia Monchengladbach with live updates of all of the action.

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