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  • Barcelona 4-0 Racing Santander: Henry, Marquez great free-kick

    Barcelona rose from the defeat of Atletico Madrid last week. On its own, Nou Camp Stadium, Saturday (20/2/2010) , El Real Madrid beat Racing Santander 4-0.

    Victory over Racing did not just restore Barcelona after last week's first defeat in the Spanish League season 2009/2010. Squad of Pep Guardiola could at least keep the distance with Real Madrid while keeping the top of the league.

    Collect 58 points, Barcelona are now within five points of Los Merengues a faithful follow in two positions. Madrid itself was going through the game on tonight against Villarreal.

    Success of this great victory and so the initial capital Barcelona to compete in the Champions League next week. Defending champion will undergo 16 rounds of the Champions League against VfB Stuttgart.

    Goals Barcelona victory in the fight came from Andres Iniesta, Thierry Henry and Rafael Márquez in the early rounds. While the ultimate goal came from Thiago.

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    Barcelona look ferocious in front of his own supporters, they did not take long to open the advantage. New seven-minute running time, Andres Iniesta have changed the scoreboard with a goal that he scored.

    Exploiting error defense Racing in anticipation of the long feedback that is released Rafael Marquez, Iniesta strikes the ball that led to the lower right corner of the goal.

    Four minutes later Sergio Busquets almost enlarge advantages if Fabio Coltorti had to rescue a hit. After an attempt Bojan Krkic in the 22nd minute was also not fruitful, Henry inflame the public again with his goal Nou Camp.

    Henry sent balls into the goal with great strikes. The strategy worked because successful deception Racing goalkeeper.

    Back from a free kick, Barcelona added advantage. This time, Marquez who contributed a goal when his right leg kick nesting Racing. Barca winning 3-0 at 33 minutes of action in..

    In the first half of the remaining games, Racing have a chance to minimize the gap . The first, in minute 36, even managed to send the ball into the goal, although later Canales Madrazo, the goalscorer, considered, had already been offside. Meanwhile, another opportunity wasted because of Xisco free kick flew too high.

    Host dominance in the second half barely changed. But the storm Barca injured more players around in midfield with a touch of distinctive one and two of them.

    Not much chance of success created by both teams in this second lung, Barcelona goals cover a new one was born in 84 minutes. Tiago scored goals that were born from the ingenuity Lionel Messi who with their individual skills through the defense and release the bait on Thiago.


    Barcelona: Víctor Valdés, Gerard Pique, Rafael Márquez, Maxwell, Carles Puyol (Jeffren Suarez '68), Gnegneri Yaya Toure (Thiago '77), Andrés Iniesta, Sergi Busquets, Thierry Henry (Pedro'76), Bojan Krkic, Lionel Messi

    Racing Santander: Fabio Coltorti, Marc Torrejon, Henrique, José Angel Crespo, Oriol, Mehdi Racen, Kouly Papa Diop, Xisco (Luisma '71), Sergio Canales Madrazo (Luis Garcia'77), Oscar Serrano, Toni Moral (Arana Manuel Rodriguez '60)


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