BUDAPEST: Barcelona out-classed Ferencvaros and eased their way to a 3-0 away win on Wednesday for a fifth consecutive Champions League win which took them to the brink of clinching top spot in their group.
Lionel Messi was rested and missed a second European trip in a row but Barca barely noticed their captain’s absence as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Martin Braithwaite and a penalty from Ousmane Dembele gave them a three-goal lead before the break.
Ronald Koeman’s side continued to dominate in the second half and Dembele missed three chances to add to their lead while Miralem Pjanic also came close.
Barca, who have already qualified for the knockout stages, lead Group G with a maximum 15 points. They host second-placed Juventus in their final game next week and will finish top if they avoid defeat.