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  • Barcelona 5-0 Almeria: Messi double, Pedro great-header

    Barcelona won 5-0 over Almeria in the first leg semi-finals of the Copa del Rey. This victory opened wide Azulgrana road to the final.

    In the match at the Nou Camp on Wednesday (26/01/2011) , Barca immediately kicked from the kick-off. They also have superior three goals within 16 minutes.

    The first goal Pep Guardiola's men was made by Lionel Messi in the ninth minute. Two minutes later, turn to David Villa who break Almeria goalkeeper. In the 16th minute, Messi again forcing the opponent goalkeeper picked up the ball from the net.

    Barca's fourth goal made Pedro Rodriguez in the 31st minute. At the end of the game, a goal from Seydou Keita fulfilled the victory party host.

    This landslide victory will ease the work Barca in the second leg, 2 February. They only need a draw to qualify for the top party.

    The game

    Barcelona did not take long to reap the first goal. A Messi shot in the ninth minute which seemed not too dangerous was not able to be anticipated by Almeria goalkeeper, Esteban. The ball was lodged in the net. Barca winning 1-0.

    Not yet recovered from his astonishment, Esteban already have picked up the ball from the net again two minutes later. From a counter-attack, Xavi pass to David Villa successfully maximized by last name to trick Esteban.

    Five minutes later, Messi scored his second goal. Back from a counter-attack, the Argentine striker Andres Iniesta managed to convert the feed to break Almeria goalkeeper.

    Pedro became a publicly joined the scoreboard in the 31st minute. Xavi's free kick to be able maximized to fourth goal Barca.

    The first round concludes with the advantage 4-0 to Barcelona.

    In the second half, Almeria play more tightly. As a result, Barca was difficult to score, although a number of opportunities created mature.

    But the defense also Almeria breaking two minutes ahead of dispersal. Sodoran Keita Messi to successfully forwarded to the Mali midfielder's goal for the visitors.

    Final score Barcelona 5, Almeria 0.

    Team Line-up:

    Barcelona: Pinto, Adriano, Pique, Abidal, Maxwell (Milito 82 '), Mascherano, Xavi (Keita 74'), Iniesta, Pedro, Villa (Afellay 66 '), Messi

    Almeria: Esteban, Macedo, Pellerano, Carlos Garcia, Luna, M'Bami, Vargas, Piatti (Ortiz 84 '), Corona (Uche 61'), Crusat, Goitom (Ulloa 75 ')


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