EINDHOVEN – Barcelona overcame PSV Eindhoven 2-1 on Wednesday to finish top of their Champions League group with one round remaining thanks to a Lionel Messi goal and assist.
Messi and Gerard Pique scored to claim the La Liga outfit's first win since November 3 across all competitions.
Captain Luuk de Jong netted for the Mark van Bommel's team who are top and unbeaten of the Dutch league.
The home side had the best chances of the first half as de Jong's shot hit the cross bar and defender Denzel Dumfries' follow-up re-bounded off the post moments before the break.
Messi tested Jeroen Zoet with a curling effort but the goalkeeper parried it away to safety five minutes after the restart.