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  • Barcelona 2-1 Levante: Pedro great-double, Stuani great-strike

    Barcelona had to struggle hard before he could secure the three points at home to own. Levante entertain, The Catalans reap thin victory with the score 2-1, two goals made by Pedro Rodriguez.

    At the Nou Camp on Sunday (01/02/2011), which Barca was not reinforced Lionel Messi actually still look dominant. They consistently attacked his guest's goal throughout the match.

    But the brilliant performance from goalkeeper Reina and survival strategy in the guest makes Xavi Hernandes cs is really struggling. Two new Barca winning goal came early in the second round by Pedro z, and then rewarded by Christian Stuani.

    An additional three points is consolidating its position in the top position Barca Lifa La Primera standings with 46 points. Josep Guardiola's protege five points over Real Madrid at the bottom, which will compete to face Getafe on Monday (01/03/2011).

    The game

    Levante immediately implement strategies to survive since the beginning of the game. These conditions make Barcelona more eager to push his guest's defense.

    Sixth minute Barca created the first chance to make goals when Andres Iniesta's long range shot pushed over very well into the goal by goalkeeper Reina. The hosts hit back, this time through the feed length Javier Mancherano toward Pedro Rodriguez read well by Reina.

    From mistakes made Eric Abidal and Barca goalkeeper Victor Valdes almost conceded. The host error Valdes lucky ball on Rafa Ruiz Jordan endless goal keeper bald because it makes rescue necessary.

    At 22 minutes the turn of David Villa creates opportunities, which again failed because of his shot flew over the bar. Three minutes later Bojan managed to outwit the keeper Reina when chasing bait breakthrough, but at the goal line driven round the skin Levante defender.

    Dani Alves failed to deflect the ball in front of an empty goal when Iniesta welcomes feedback, even though he only stands about six feet from the mouth of the goal. Hereinafter protege Josep Guardiola managed to create many chances, although nothing could tear Levante goalkeeper and make the first round matches finished with 0-0.

    Barcelona long wait finally completed in the first minute of the second half. Starting from the action Alves on the right side Levante penalty box, he made a motion cheat before thrusting the ball in Pedro. Spanish winger had a chance to play the ball just before kick off that change the position to be 1-0.

    Cooperation Pedro Alves-goal lead back for Barca in minute 59. Puncture of the wing, Alves is keen to see his partner, immediately greeted pass kick the ball hard which nest on the right side Levante goalkeeper. Barca 2-0 lead.

    Winning not enough to satisfy two goals for the Catalans in the next minute they are consistent spread threats. Pedro for example, he had two chances to add a goal kick if not raw by the crossbar and goalkeeper Reina muted.

    But the public recoiled at the Nou Camp Valdes wicket burst in minute 79. Getting feedback from Valdo, Stuani volley tore Barcelona nets in an attack which is really surprising host.

    An action Alves back almost gave Barca the advantage. Escaped the offside trap on the side of the goal, the ball which he handed attempt failed to meet Villa.

    No additional goals created in the rest of the game, which makes the game ending 2-1 to the host advantage.

    Team Line-ups:

    Barcelona Victor Valdes, Dani Alves, Busquets, Abidal, Maxwell, Mascherano, Xavi, Iniesta, Pedro, Villa, and Bojan. Subs. Pinto, Keita, Milito, Correia, Thiago, Vazquez,and Bartra.
    Levante: Reina, Cerra, Robuste, Nano, del Horno, Xavi Torres, Larrea, Xisco Nadal, Pallardo, Juanlu, and Jorda. Subs: Ballesteros, Ruben Suarez, Sergio, Munua, Xisco, Valdo, Stuani.


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