Van Bommel: We will go for the win against Barcelona

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Lionel Messi made his way through a muddle of defenders to send a handsome goal into the back of the net for Barcelona on Wednesday at the 61st-minute mark of his team's Champions League match against PSV.

The Catalans were unconvincing over the course of the 90 minutes but they did manage to score twice in the second period through Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique.

"He's a player you nearly can't stop", said PSV coach Mark van Bommel.

Messi's goal was his 106th career UCL goal with Barcelona, edging past Cristiano Ronaldo's 105 for Real Madrid for the most at a single club.

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The Spanish champions did double their lead in the 70th minute, however, when Pique steered a clever Messi free kick into the bottom corner of the net. In this game, if Barca draws and Inter Milan fails to beat Tottenham, they advance and clinch the group.

Barcelona qualify for the last-16 stage of the Champions League as Group B winners courtesy of a 2-1 success away to PSV Eindhoven. "There are a lot of teams now that try to put us under pressure".

It was Barcelona thanking their lucky stars just before halftime, though, when De Jong's header from a free-kick came off the crossbar and the follow-up from close-range by Denzel Dumfries struck the post.

'PSV played well. They were very lively on the counter-attack and the balls we lost meant they were able to get into risky positions and even hit the woodwork a few times.

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Mark van Bommel is hopeful of a victory against Barcelona on Wednesday which would keep PSV's hopes of a Europa League place alive.

PSV coach Mark van Bommel - himself a Champions League victor with Barcelona in his playing days - started with his regular lineup that has won all 13 of its Dutch Eredivisie matches this season but failed to register a victory in the Champions League.

Barcelona was without the injured Luis Suarez, with Ousmane Dembele taking his place.

Here's a detailed look at every player's performance on the night.

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