Barcelona disappointed by Slavia Prague at Camp

Barcelona neglected to score without precedent for 46 home games as they were held to a draw by Slavia Prague.

Lionel Messi, who didn’t score or give a help to the first run through in a home Champions League gathering game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

His savage left-footed strike was very much spared by Ondrej Kolar in the main half.

Barca stay top of Champions League Group F, while the guests are base.

Ernesto Valverde’s side have eight from four games, while Borussia Dortmund are in second spot with seven in the wake of beating Inter Milan in a spine chiller at the Westfalenstadion.

The guests began splendidly yet the energizing Nigerian striker Peter Olayinka was not able hook onto Petr Sevcik’s square go in the fourth moment.

Barca were dull at an opportune time and their most powerful assaulting danger was full-back Nelson Semedo, who twice separated clear the right, before squandering the last ball.

Messi then developed into the game, demonstrating looks at his brightness without having the option to strike the conclusive blow.

The Barca charm splendidly turned Michal Frydrych in his very own half before blasting clear and shooting a took shots at objective, however his exertion struck the crossbar.

Minutes after the fact, Kolar was close by to keep out a Gerard Pique header with another aerobatic spare.

The two sides had objectives denied for offside after the video collaborator official (VAR) interceded, as first Jan Boril’s short proximity finish was precluded, and afterward Arturo Vidal’s completion was chalked off after Messi was punished in the development.

Winger Ansu Fati, 17, was presented off the seat in the subsequent half and he immediately encouraged Messi with the outside of his correct foot, yet the Argentine could just direct his shot directly at the amazing Kolar from short proximity.

Barcelona lost 3-1 to Levante in La Liga on Saturday and mentor Ernesto Valverde stated: “We haven’t been persuading, either on Saturday or today, and we know there is a ton of weight now in the group. We need to react.”

The La Liga champions face Borussia Dortmund at home in their next Champions League game on Wednesday, 27 November (20:00 GMT), while Slavia host Inter Milan simultaneously.

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