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Barcelona tops after doubles from Messi and Suarez

By Staff Reporter

Published 25/11/2015

On target: Lionel Messi scored twice last night
On target: Lionel Messi scored twice last night

Barcelona battered Roma 6-1 at the Nou Camp, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both claiming a brace. Gerard Pique and Adriano also scored, with Neymar missing a penalty but impressing in link play.

Edin Dzeko missed a first-half sitter for Roma, then a late penalty, only to nod home with the game's final act.

Barca's victory secures top spot in Group E, and will leave the rest of Europe on high alert to their chances of going the distance in the tournament.

Earlier, Bayer Leverkusen drew 1-1 at BATE Borisov with Mikhail Gordeichuk giving the home side the lead only for Admir Mehmedi to level for the German side just past the hour mark.

Zenit St Petersburg saw off Valencia 2-0 for their fifth straight European win to guarantee top spot in Group H.

Andre Villas-Boas' men eased home thanks to goals from Oleg Shatov and Artem Dzyuba.

Gent grabbed a last-16 lifeline with a 2-1 victory at Lyon that dumps the French side out of European competition.

Lyon started well with Jordan Ferri putting them ahead after seven minutes, only for Danijel Milicevic to equalise for the visitors with a curling free-kick.

Lyon pressed hard for the winner throughout the second half but Gent stole the points right at the end when Kalifa Coulibaly headed home a corner at the second attempt, some five minutes into stoppage time.

Dynamo Kiev had a surprise 2-0 win at Porto to give themselves a great chance of progressing. Victory moves Kiev to within two points of Porto and Chelsea, and a home win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv would be enough to go through.

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
Roma's Argentinian forward Juan Manuel Iturbe lies on the pitch during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona's midfielder Sergi Roberto (L) vies ith Roma's Brazilian defender Maicon during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona's Brazilian defender Adriano (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ PAU BARRENAPAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona's Brazilian defender Adriano (C) celebrates with Barcelona's defender Jordi Alba (L) and Barcelona's Brazilian defender Dani Alves after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Roma's Argentinian forward Juan Manuel Iturbe lies on the pitch during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona's midfielder Sergi Roberto (L) vies ith Roma's Brazilian defender Maicon during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona's Brazilian defender Adriano (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ PAU BARRENAPAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona's Brazilian defender Adriano (C) celebrates with Barcelona's defender Jordi Alba (L) and Barcelona's Brazilian defender Dani Alves after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores his side's second goal past Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny during their Group E Champions League soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) jokes with Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
FC Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ PAU BARRENAPAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (hideen) tackles Roma's Argentinian forward Juan Manuel Iturbe during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENEJOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates with his teammate Dani Alves after scoring during the Group E Champions League soccer match between Barcelona and Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
(FromL) Barcelona players, (back row) German goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, midfielder Sergi Roberto, Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, midfielder Sergio Busquets, defender Gerard Pique, Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen, and (front row) Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Brazilian defender Dani Alves, Brazilian forward Neymar, Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and defender Jordi Alba line up prior to the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
BARCELONA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 24: Gerard Pique (C) of Barcelona celebrates scoring his teams fourth goal with Luis Suarez (L) and Lionel Messi during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between FC Barcelona and AS Roma at Camp Nou on November 24, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Group E Champions League soccer match between Barcelona and Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 24: Gerard Pique (C) of Barcelona celebrates scoring his teams fourth goal with Luis Suarez (L) and Lionel Messi during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between FC Barcelona and AS Roma at Camp Nou on November 24, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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