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  • Barcelona 1-1 Villareal: Pedro scores

    Villarreal managed 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the Primera Division duel continued, Saturday (2/1/2010). Indeed, with 40 points, Barcelona still lead the standings. However, their positions are clearly threatened by Real Madrid who are in second place with 37 points plus one match remaining.

    Taking the initiative to attack from the start, Barcelona lead the guest team through Pedro, when a new game running seven minutes. Utilizing a ball threw up a shot of Thierry Henry who hit the pole, picked up the ball and Pedro strikes in the bottom right corner of goalkeeper Diego Lopez.

    Quick goals made Villarreal stopped herself open to attack and focus on improving the quality of defense. This makes Barcelona attacks often run aground in the middle of the road.

    The mood eventually melt when in minute 25, Barcelona managed to work the second threat, through Henry. Exploiting cross Xavi, Henry butt the ball into the middle of the Villarreal goal. Unfortunately, the ball can still reach Lopez's hand.

    Villarreal had tried to equalize through David Fuster and Joan Capdevilla at minute 28 and the 30. Unfortunately, they fail to meet business objectives.

    Barcelona replied with a volley threat Lopez's goal with shots Henry, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, just as happened in Villarreal, none of them meet the target shots. The first round was closed with a 1-0 advantage to Barcelona.

    In the second half, Villarreal tried to take the initiative attacks. Barcelona are not expecting it, almost missed the shot Nilmar in the 50th minute. Fortunately, Victor Valdes managed to anticipate the shot that led to the Barcelona goal.

    Without wasting time, Villarreal continued to pressure the Barcelona stronghold. Unexpectedly, Barcelona was not prepared for this attack so that Valdes net teared by David Fuster penetrated shot at minute 51. Exploiting cross Cani, Fuster send the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal Barcelona.

    Viewing time is still possible to catch up, Barcelona trying to improve the coordination game. However, Villarreal who did not want to lose points, capable of reducing short-game feedback and a breakthrough Barcelona. The game is not tough to find a bright spot until long whistle, with the numbers 1-1 written on the scoreboard.


    Barcelona: Valdes, Abidal, Puyol, Pique, Alves; Jonathan (Iniesta 58), Busquets, Xavi; Ibrahimovic, Henry, Pedro (Bojan 86)

    Villarreal: Lopez; Capdevilla, Marcano, Godin, Venta; Cazorla (Escudero 68), Senna, Bruno, Cani; Fuster (Eguren 90); Nilmar (Rossi 76)



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