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  • Valencia 0-1 Barcelona: Messi great-finish

    Barcelona managed to pluck a 1-0 win in Valencia visit to the headquarters of a single goal by Lionel Messi. This victory cemented Azulgrana at the top Spanish league standings.

    In the match at the Mestalla on Wednesday (02/03/2011) , Barcelona re-amplified Dani Alves who was freed from the penalty and Xavi are already fit. However, they still do not reinforced Victor Valdes and Carles Puyol.

    Despite playing at home versus, Barca appear dominant. In the first half, they storm the home team's defense and created many chances. They recorded ten shots off with five of them leading to a goal. However, none led to a goal.

    In the second half, Valencia tried to get out of the pressure and came out attacking. However, a number of golden opportunities they can not lead to goals.

    Precisely Barca who eventually opened the scoring. Lionel Messi Adriano mature successfully convert bait to vibrate the home team's goal. Messi's goal is to be the only goal in this match.

    El Che cemented the victory over Barcelona at the top Spanish league standings with a collection of 71 points from 26 matches. They are ten points ahead of Real Madrid, who will compete on Thursday (03/03/2011) . While Valencia is still stuck in third place with 51 points.

    The game

    Get the first chance the home team. Juan Mata left leg kick from outside the penalty box is still thin on the side of the goal Barcelona.

    In the ninth minute, Lionel Messi almost break Valencia's goal. Utilizing wild ball, Messi, who stayed to face with goalkeeper Guaita failed to complete the opportunity. After his first kick can be driven Guaita, who kicked the ball rebound could still be blocked by defender opponent.

    Adriano tried his luck in the 27th minute. Unfortunately for the Brazilian player, his shot from inside the penalty box still soaring.

    Four minutes later, Messi returned to spread the threat. However, his shot from inside the penalty box is also still rising.

    In minute 41, Adriano puncture in the left wing ended with a cross into the face of goal. David Villa managed to pass by quietly strike still right leads to the Guaita. Score glasses also end the first half.

    Roberto Soldado is entered in the second half immediately got a chance. Utilizing feedback Jeremy Mathieu, kicking his left leg is still off the mark.

    Mathieu chance to open the scoring in the 54th minute. However, his shot from inside the penalty box can still be secured by Pinto.

    Five minutes later, Juan Mata bait breakthrough release that makes Pablo Hernandez could cut into the penalty box. Unfortunately for Pablo, shot off his right foot is still thin.

    Barcelona finally able to excel in the 77th minute. Adriano bait from inside the penalty area struck by Massey with flat kick, which despite successfully pushed over by Guaita keep the ball rolling into the goal Valencia.

    Gerard Pique Barca chance to double their advantage four minutes later. However, his header utilizing Xavi corner kick was wide. No longer a goal is created until the game was over.

    Team Line-up:

    Valencia: Guaita, Ibanez, Ricardo Costa, Alba, Stankevicius, Banega, Tino Costa (ISCO 85 '), Mathieu (Jonas 82'), Pablo, Mata, Joaquin (Soldado 45 ')

    Barcelona: Pinto, Abidal, Pique, Daniel Alves, Adriano (Maxwell 82 '), Busquets, Mascherano (Pedro 63'), Xavi, Iniesta (Keita 87 '), Villa, Messi


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