FC Barcelona vs Monchengladbach ended 4-0 as the Turkish wizard scored his first hat-trick in Spain (La Liga and UCL). Although the game didn’t mean much but Arda Turan hattrick restored the confidence in the Catalans that they were missing. Barcelona and Manchester City are going through to the knockout stages. Whereas Borussia Monchengladh will be playing in Europa league. Celtic FC is out of the competition for this season.
Luis Enrique‘s side is not in a great form lately. They are 2nd in the league with Real Madrid leading the table by 6 points. They also drew their last 4 of 5 matches and were completely devastated by Sergio Ramos’ equalizer in the 90th minute of the Classico.
The Catalans have won 5 out of the 6 games played in UEFA Champions League group C. Pep Guardiola defeated his former team with Manchester City 3-1 at the Etihad stadium.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 11 goals in group stages last season and it is a record. Lionel Messi was on 9 goals in UCL before the game last night. He needed a brace to equalize and a hattrick to break the record. But he couldn’t score more than 1 as Arda Turan shines at the Camp Nou and scored a spectacular second half hattrcick.
Arda Turan hattrick hero against Monchengladbach
Lionel Messi opened the scoring in the 16th minute. He played a 0ne-two with Arda Turan who was on the left wing. Soon Messi was about to make it 2-0 but a heroic save from Soomer denied him. Since the start of the second half, the home team kept pushing and finally increased their lead as Turan scored a header from Denis Suarez’s cross. Arda scored 2 more times in the next 17 minutes and gave Barcelona a comfortable lead over the opponents.
The best player of the German side was the goalkeeper Sommer. It was his heroic saves that prevented Alcacer from scoring his first ever goal for the club. And he was also the reason that Messi couldn’t level Ronaldo’s record.