Barcelona 3-1 Sporting Gijon: Iniesta, Keita, Xavi scored
Barcelona still managed to reap the full amount despite playing with 10 players since the beginning of the second half. Host Sporting Gijon at the Camp Nou on Saturday (03/03/2012), The Catalans won 3-1.
A number of core players Barca are not derived from the start and lost Lionel Messi is suspended due to accumulated yellow cards.
Barca immediately apply pressure while Gijon managed to hold the defensive walls that are strong enough. Andres Iniesta opened the score 1-0 to survive until the break.
At the beginning of the second half, Barca had to play with 10 men after Gerard Pique out of the game. Gijon was to turn up by scoring a goal back through substitute David Barral.
Despite losing the player, able to increase his lead over Barca Seydou Keita at 79 minutes and goals from Xavi in the 88th minute for pushing to ensure victory in hand.
Three additional points earned Barca remain in the order of two of the standings with 57 points had, at the same time to cut away with a new Real Madrid will play today local time.
While Gijon getting worse in the relegation zone with a gain of 21 points that now they had not moved from position 19.
Daniel Alves move forward to send a cross measurable and not be driven by defense Gijon. Cesc Fabregas gets the ball and pass to Pedro for diceploskan into the goal with a shot horizontally.
However, the goal was deemed invalid by the referee as Barca players were in position offise. Score was still 0-0.
Barcelona re-established once the attack starts from Adriano.yang come forward after a solo run. Kick him to the far post was wide.
Barca are still difficult so far to dismantle the defenses that are very tightly Gijon although very superior in ball control.
The deadlock was broken. Cooperation between the one-two with Andres Iniesta Adriano to produce a goal which brought Barcelona a 1-0 lead.
Ahead of normal time the first half, Barcelona created other opportunities. Alves sent a breakthrough to see Fabregas as his shot was too weak then secured by Andrea Botia.
Barcelona would be won in the second disastrous. Just one minute walk game, they have to lose a player after Gerard Pique red card from Miguel de las Cuevas violated in a restricted area.
Iniesta makes offenses committed Gijon given a free kick. David Barral who signed to replace Damian Suarez became executor but his shot hit the posse.
From the ball gag, Formose Mendy on the right side and sent a cross horizontal thrust ball to tear Barral goalkeeper Victor Valdes who was escorted at once evened the score to 1-1.
Gijon chance to add to his tally. Puncture Orfilla greeted by Pedro Barral. But his hesitation to make the shot broke the visitors' attack.
Alexis Sanchez is a direct threat to spread shortly after coming on for Fabregas. Received a pass from Iniesta, Alexis kick can be pushed by the goalkeeper Juan Pablo.
Similarly, with Cristian Tello who replaced Pedro Rodriguez. Iniesta got the bait, but he shot just crossed the roof of the net he was lodged.
Goal! Barcelona now leads 2-1. Seydou Keita Gijon goalkeeper with a kick from the boundary of the box after receiving a pass from Xavi mature.
Barca scored coffers grew after Xavi listed his name on the scoreboard. Escaped the offside trap, the midfield maestro is to kick that bounced past the keeper for that had already developed before entering into the goal. Barca 3, Gijon 1.
BARCELONA: Victor Valdes, Gerard Pique, Javier Macherano, Adriano, Dani Alves, Seydou Keita, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro (Cristian Tello 58 '), Cesc Fabregas (Alexis Sanchez 58'), Isaac Cuenca (Carles Puyol 82 ')
Gijon: Juan Pablo Colinas, Alejandro Galvez, Alberto Botia, Roberto Canella, Pedro Orfilla, Nacho Cases, Andre Castro, Garcia Ayoze (Carmelo Gonzalez 48 '), Damian Suarez (David Barral 48'), Formose Mendy, Miguel de las Cuevas ( Sebastian Eguren 75 ')