Watch as referee Craig Thompson comically blocks Ivan Rakitic’s shot against Sporting in Champions League!
Craig Thompson decided to influence the match as Barca won their last match.
Barcelona managed to beat Sporting 2-0 and secured the top place in the group.
It was a deserved victory for Barca, who basically played with half the 1st team against Sporting. In a kind of a boring match Jasper Cillessen managed to stand out.
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Its kind of unusual that Barcelona’s keeper got into the highlights, but he made one fantastic save against Bas Dost.
Apart for Cillessen, referee also managed to get into spotlight. Craig Thompson managed a really funny block on one of Ivan Rakitic’s shots, which kind of proved that referees don’t always “like” Barcelona.
Obviously, this defeat meant the end of the Champions League road for Sporting. They finished 3rd in the group, so they will have to continue in Europa League.