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    Barcelona finally managed to beat Valencia with a score of 2-1. Carles Puyol a victory for Barca star through his goal in the second round.

    In the match at Camp Nou on Saturday (10/6/2010) , Barca had left earlier goal by Pablo Hernandez. But in the second half Barca able to rise up and Andres Iniesta equalized in the second half.

    Puyol eventually succeeded in reversing the position to be 2-1 to Barca victory. Barca's victory was made while shifting from league leaders Valencia after winning La Liga on goal difference from El Che.

    The game

    Pressure has been carried out by Valencia by Roberto Soldado. But he had two chances early in the game yet to produce a goal. While Barcelona started to perform a malicious attack in the 20th minute.

    Dani Alves had time to let go of crossing to the front of goal thus making the mess in front of goal Valencia. But Villa failed to take advantage of these bait where Carles Puyol waiting in front of goal before defender secured Valencia.

    In minute 23, Villa tried to threaten his former club's goal through his right foot shot from outside the penalty box. But goalkeeper Cesar was able to catch the ball in order to secure the net.

    Valencia finally winning it first in the 38th minute. Through a rapid counter-attack Jeremy Mathieu near the penalty box before sending a crossing to Pablo and conquer Valdes with his right foot shot.

    In the 42nd minute, Valencia almost enlarge his victory. Soldado gives a cross to Pablo, but this time could be secured by Valdes. While Barca continue to seek opportunities in front of goal Valencia.

    Before halftime Messi successfully blocked a kick by Bruno after Cesar Alves could not resist crossing. Score was 1-0 for Valencia advantage lasted until halftime.

    In the second half Barca rise. Iniesta scored immediately after the use of bait Xavi equalizing in the 48th minute. Goal was to make the players more eager to attack Barca Valencia.

    Seydou Keita shot can still be blocked after trying to use crossing Maxwell. Valencia goalkeeper must work extra hard in this second round where he had time to secure the business Messi in the 68th minute.

    Cesar also did a brilliant action when confronted with Villa in the 68th minute. He was able to read that Barcelona striker movement and take the ball to the net from the foot of the Villa.

    In the 75th minute, Cesar for the umpteenth time to thwart opportunities for Villa. Pe coach Guardiola was finally pulled and replaced by Pedro Villa after the Spain striker failed to score a goal.

    Barca continued to press the defense of Valencia. But the efforts of the host player can still be thwarted by Cesar and the score 2-1 for barca victory remained unchanged until the referee blew the long whistle.

    At injury time, Messi has the ball in the net, but he is offside after Pedro's chip was saved by Cesar.

    Team Line-up:

    Barcelona: 1-Victor Valdés; 19-Maxwell, 5-Carles Puyol, 3-Gerard Piqué, 2-Dani Alves; 15-Seydou Keita (22-Eric Abidal 88), 16-Sergio Busquets, 6-Xavi (14-Javier Mascherano 78); 7-David Villa (17-Pedro 82), 8-Andrés Iniesta, 10-Lionel Messi
    Valencia: 1-César; 28-Jordi Alba, 20-Ricardo Costa, 4-David Navarro, 2-Bruno; 6-David Albelda, 18-Manuel Fernandes; 22-Jérémy Mathieu (14-Vicente 83), 21-Ever Banega (10-Juan Mata 66), 19-Pablo; 9-Roberto Soldado (11-Aritz Aduriz 62)


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