Matchday 2 in Group E of the Champions League 2015-16 was rounded off last night, with Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen facing off in the Camp Nou just as AS Roma were being defeated by BATE Borisov in Belarus.
The current European champions, coached by former Giallorossi coach Luis Enrique, bounced back after conceding to a first-half Kyriakos Papadopolous goal and managed to win the game 2-1. The momentum swung Barcelona’s way in the blink of an eye late on in the second half, as Sergi Roberto (80) and Luis Suarez (82) scored a quick-fire double to put the Catalans into the lead.
After the first two matches in Group E, Barcelona are just out in front on four points followed by Bayer Leverkusen and BATE Borisov both on three points, with Roma bringing up the rear on one point.
Next up sees the Giallorossi traveling to the BayArena in Leverkusen to face Bayer on October 4, while Barcelona make the trip east to play BATE. As tradition dictates in the Champions League, the teams repeat this round of games at the reverse grounds in Matchday 4 on November 4.
Roma then have two more group-stage appointments penned into the calendar with an away match against Barcelona on November 24 and a home game against BATE Borisov to wrap things up in the group on December 9.