Barcelona showed once again that Lionel Messi can take a night off in the Champions League and the world does not come to an end.
Antoine Griezmann picked up the baton and delivered the first with a clever flick. Martin Braithwaite wasn’t far behind scoring the second – his fourth in three games. And Ousmane Dembele got the third and finished the game wearing the captain’s armband.
Griezmann scored the first with a back heel from a Jordi Alba cross. It was his third in three games and Barcelona were on their way.
On 21 minutes Dembele crossed from the left and Braithwaite finished from close range to make it 2-0.
Dembele confidently stepped up and sent Ferencvaros goalkeeper Denes Dibusz the wrong way with a clinical spot-kick.
In other match, Olivier Giroud became the oldest player to score a Champions League hat-trick as he netted all four goals in Chelsea’s 4-0 win at Sevilla.
Olivier Giroud was Chelsea’s match-winner for the second time in as many Champions League games as he scored all four goals in a 4-0 victory over Sevilla that clinched first place in Group E for the Blues.