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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Messi's Double Leads Barcelona in thrashing over Athletico

Barcelona scored four goals in the first 40 minutes before Alguero slogged in the consolation goal in the last minute of first half. Ibrahimovic finished off the first goal in the 2nd minute!!(no comment since I started to watch in the 7th minute lol). Messi scored the 2nd goal resulted from a superb cross from Xavi! Using his chest to perfectly control the ball, Messi coolly slogged in the ball after fooling Athletico goalkeeper. And Alves' nicely taken free kick hits the post before went in for the third goal of the match. The fourth goal was scored by Keita following a simple and good cross by Messi.

Time for second half! Enjoy Barcelona!!



Barca's defense was poor after the substitution of Pique somewhere in the 60th minute of the game. As a result, Forlan managed to add another goal for Athletico though he had two great chances to add pressure on Barca. The scoreline was 4-2 then. Messi had a couple of great opportunities to perform but was harshly tackled by the defense of Athletico. There was one moment where Messi looked set to dribble the ball all the way to the goal from center of the field. His great effort met with a stiff challenge which resulted in a freekick for Barcelona. That tackle should have been a red card!

Second half was not good until the very last minute of extra time. Due to good team effort, Barcelona scored another goal. Alves backpassed to Iniesta, Iniesta returned the ball to Alves, Alves cleverly placed the ball for Messi to stamp his mark with his second goal in the match. Final result Barcelona 5 Atheltico Madrid 2.

Messiah is in great form. Watch out guys!


p/s: This is my own piece of commentary for the match. I may be bias :)

1 comment:

myfr3ak said...

Oh, i watch this game early this morning. But until 5 something la. Oh yes, I agree with your statement "Barca's defense was poor".. *sigh* Hmm, but they still win! yeay!

Long lives with Barca's!