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  • Real Madrid 1-2 Barcelona: Ronaldo great-strike, Puyol great-header

    arcelona won the first game quarterfinal round of the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid. Compete at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday (1/18/2012), Barca narrowly won 2-1.

    In the game, Pep Guardiola's squad landing behind first when the game has been running for eleven minutes. However, Los Cules reply to suppress host it afterwards. As a result, two goals from a source that was born unexpectedly, that of two men named defender Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal.

    Madrid created the first goal after the ball is sent into the left side of the field received by Cristiano Ronaldo Madrid. The player nicknamed CR7 then dribbled to the penalty box and a little movement to outwit Gerard Pique.

    He then finish with a left leg kick to the far corner of the goal. Jose Manuel Pinto was unable to block the kick and the hosts were 1-0 up. For the record, this is Madrid's first shot on goal in this match.

    Three minutes after the goal, Andres Iniesta get a golden opportunity. However, the kick from a narrow angle which released the Spanish international midfielder could still be denied by Iker Casillas.

    Two minutes later, turn to Alexis Sanchez who had a chance to score a goal. Receiving feedback Cesc Fabregas, Alexis off a header. The result? The ball still hit the goalpost Madrid.

    Tensions rose and then match referee Cesar Muniz Fernandez to be issued two yellow cards, one each for Pepe and Pique. Afterwards, Barca once again threaten the goal of Madrid.

    Casillas saves one from a hard kick Lionel Messi in the 26th minute. While four minutes later, Iniesta from a kick in the penalty box bounced over goalkeeper Madrid thin.

    The first round ended with the advantages to Madrid.

    Barca then started the second half with the smooth. Their first chance in the 48th minute goal to fruition immediately. Carles Puyol is to be the scorer.

    Starting from a corner kick Xavi Hernandez is released, the ball was met Puyol - who ran the ball without a escorts tight - with a header from flopping down. Casillas has been trying to reach the ball, but failed. Score changed to 1-1.

    Barca continued to press finally back ahead in the 77th minute. Messi was the architect of his goal through a feed side to the left side of the field, where Eric Abidal is not guarded, unreadable by the Madrid defense, and escape the offside trap to stand alone.

    After holding the ball with his chest Messi, Abidal then kick off the left foot pointed at the top corner of Madrid. Casillas had to pick up the ball a second time from the net.

    2-1 score lasted until the game runs out. Madrid still got a chance to retaliate in Camp Nou on 25 January next.

    Team Line-up:

    Real Madrid: Casillas; Altintop, Ramos, Carvalho, Coentrao; Xabi Alonso, Pepe, Lass; Cristiano, Benzema, Higuain

    Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Puyol, Pique, Abidal; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Fabregas, Messi, Alexis.


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