For more than half of this match, Spartak Moscow looked like it was just better than Barcelona.
Barcelona got on the board early with a 14th minute score from Cristian Tello, but after that it was all Moscow.
A Dani Alves own goal in the 29th minute and a Romulo strike in the 59th minute gave the Russian side a 2-1 lead through the first 60. However, behind Lionel Messi goals in the 71st and 80th minutes, somehow, Barcelona was able to escape this one with a victory.
An ugly victory – but a victory.