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  • Villareal 1-4 Barcelona: Messi double, Xavi great free-kick

    Barcelona sit firmly at the top of the standings, after defeat Villarreal 3-1, in advanced Primera Division, at El Madrigal on Saturday (05/01/2010). They are now collecting 90 points or four points ahead of Real Madrid in second place.

    Although looks superior, Barcelona is not easy to reap results. Opponent's playing at home, they are able to dominate the game with a mastery of the ball. However, they do strikes almost like hitting the empty air until Messi breaking goalkeeper Diego Lopez in the 19th minute.

    Gol action stems from Xavi in midfield. Seeing Messi on the right side Espanyol defense sector, it sends a breakthrough bait. Messi managed to reach him and fired a shot into the bottom right corner of the net.

    Villarral tried to fight back. However, not only failed, they even miss the second goal, which was created Xavi Hernandez in the 34th minute. Trusted to take a free kick, following a breach of the Pedro Gonzalo, Xavi sends the ball into the top left goalpost host.

    Not wanting to give the enemy an opportunity to get up, Barcelona maintain the intensity of strikes. After Messi and Dani Alves throw opportunities, Barcelona finally wash third goal, which is printed Bojan at minute 42. Utilizing bait Xavi, Bojan kicking the ball into the bottom right corner of the Villarreal goal.

    Barcelona tried to utilize the remaining time to seek additional goals. However, yet again able to create them, they were forced out of business after the referee blew the whistle halftime.

    Entering the second half, Villarreal tried to take the initiative of attack. Although less coordinated, effort Villarreal got seriously addressed by Barcelona, with lower intensity and tempo of the game. However, the effort failed to prevent the occurrence of Villarreal goals replies Joseba Llorente created in the 67th minute. Utilizing bait Nilmar, Llorente fired the ball from the middle of the penalty box into the middle of the goal.

    Barcelona then back to boost attack. Had faltered, they finally managed to enlarge the advantages thanks to a goal Lionel Messi in the 88th minute. Standing in the middle of the penalty box, Messi managed to reach the bait from Dani Alvez and pass goalkeeper Diego Lopez to score his double.

    Barcelona is still intend to launch an attack afterward. However, their efforts this time was not fruitless, because the referee's whistle sounds trigger the end game.

    Team Line-up:
    Villarreal: 13-Diego Lopez; 5-Joan Capdevila, 4-Diego Godin, 2-Gonzalo, 18-Angel Lopez, 10-Cani (9-Joseba Llorente 45), 21-Bruno, 11-Ariel Ibagaza (19-Marcos Senna 45), 8-Santi Cazorla, 22-Giuseppe Rossi (14-David Fuster 83), 12-Nilmar Honorato da Silva
    Barcelona: 1-Victor Valdes; 19-Maxwell, 5, Carles Puyol, 3-Gerard Pique, 2-Daniel Alves, Seydou Keita 15-16-Sergi Busquets (24-Yaya Toure 81 Gnegneri), 6-Xavi, 11 - Bojan Krkic (9-Zlatan Ibrahimovic 85), 17-Pedro, 10-Lionel Messi (20-Jeffren Suarez 90)


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