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Lessons by Barcelona

Barcelona is making a new dream match. They had the perfect reply for Real Madrid’s 6-2 with Rayo Vallecano. With the help of Messi and company, they gave a football lesson against Atletico Madrid, putting the ball in the net 5 times.

The scoreboard is opened by David Villa in the 11th minute, followed shortly by Miranda’s own goal in the 15th. From there, Messi took the strings and managed to score a hattrick in the 28th, 78th and 90, putting an end to Atletico’s suffering.

Pep Guardiola said: We are not unbeatable…….any team can beat us, but if we do things right the fans who come to watch us will have a good time, which is the most important thing. We played very well, it was a lesson in concentration, but from tomorrow on we have to do it again. Let’s see if we’re able maintain this level. It’s this year’s challenge

Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Mascherano, Abidal, Xavi, Thiago, Cesc, Busquets, Pedro, Messi, Villa.

Atletico: Courtois, Perea, Godin, Miranda, Antonio Lopez, Mario, Thiago, Gabi, Reyes, Diego, Falcao.

With this victory, they stand second on the table and their next game in Primera Division is against Sporting Gijón and in Champions League on Wednesday against BATE Borisov.


Aliens recovery?

One questions! Do aliens recover?
Although they led on Emirates at halftime after Villa’s success, Barcelona eventually lost 1-2 to Arsenal in UEFA Champions League in the first phase. Instead the loss, with an awesome route in Primera Division, they stand as favorites on acceding in quarter-finals.

But Arsenal is not an easy prey, as evidenced in strong championship of England, where the Frenchman Wenger’s group is a leader the away games-25 points in 13 games.

Last season, the team coached by Pep Guardiola has done what he wanted with Arsenal. This time, however, Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby and Cesc Fabregas have to close the game and not let the Catalans to do their usual passing game.

Arsenal‘s captain says he was tired of talking about his return to Barcelona and it will show how this evening is devoted to his team.
Arsene Wenger wants Robin van Persie on the field tonight because it is concerned that both Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh will not take advantage of the few chances they will get in Spain.

Who will win? The chances are on both sides, stay tuned for the game!


Guardiola in white clothes!

Josep Guardiola is still in hospital and will continue to receive treatment. He will spend the night at a local hospital before the press conference.

The hospital will be home for Guardiola for another night regarding his back problem he is suffering, but will be present at the Champions League press conference in the Ricard Maxenchs Press Room at the Nou Camp tomorrow evening ahead of Tuesday’s game with Arsenal.

The press conferece is set Monday at 17:15 when, Guardiola will face the media, together with Sergio Busquets, the squad will then train on the Nou Camp pitch at 18.00.

Guardiola was on the present for Barça’s win over Zaragoza on Saturday evening, after which he returned to hospital where he spent the night.

Josep Guardiola i Sala is retired Spanish football player. He spent most of his professional career in the Fútbol Club Barcelona.
Currently, he is team coach for FC Barcelona where he signed a contract in 2008.


Arsenal a great night!

Arsenal won the game played in Champions League with Barcelona, after a first round where Barcelona dominated the game, Arsenal in only 5 minutes took the lead and won the game with 2-1, goals scored by Van Persie 78, Arşavin 83 for Arsenal and Villa 26 for Barcelona.

The hero of the match was Wenger, who by his moves obtained a great victory. The result also can be attribute to the fans who push their team from behind, giving unconditional support!

“We showed great character to come back from 1-0 down, especially against Barcelona. They are the best team in the world.” said Wenger after the match, also is realist and said that Barcelona are still favourites to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Guardiola is still optimist and said “we have lost the first leg so we have to win the second leg..”. In his opinion Barcelona played well and had only good words for his players.

Statistics: over 60% possesion for Barcelona, but with Arsenal had more shots, 13, with 3 more then Barcelona.