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Barca start with a win

footiemadgirl2010-05-09 01:04:26 +0000 #1
Barca made a great start to the League campaign with a hard working 0-1 win at San Mames tonight.

New signing Giovanni van Bronckhorst made an impressive debut, whilst fellow Dutchmen Cocu and Reiziger also put in solid performances at the back. Gerard was tireless in his midfield role and Luis Enrique was his usual fighting self.

Bilbao bright start

Joseba Etxeberria made his team's intentions clear from the start when he connected with a Larrazabal throw in to give Valdés his first work of the evening. Yeste was next to threaten the Barca keeper, but is shot, after good work from Etxeberria on the right, went over. Ronaldinho. was quick to reply, trying his luck with a free kick that just went high.

Dutch flavour

Cocu then scored against the run of play, heading home a well struck free kick from his compatriot Giovanni van Bronckhorst. Bilbao continued to dominate and Ezquerro and Etxeberria both had half chances, Reiziger being forced into some excellent last gasp defending to keep out the latter. Xavi and Quaresma both threatened for Barca, but the lively Joseba Etxeberria again tested Valdés before half time.

Open game

With Overmars on for Saviola in the second half, Ronaldinho pushed forward and Luis Enrique dropped into the hole behind the striker. Giovanni van Bronckhorst had Barca's first chance of the half on 57 minutes, from a Ronaldinho corner, but it was the aggressive Bilbao who were taking the initiative and threatening most. On 71, Etxeberria forced Valdés into a good stop and 4 minutes later Barca replied when Van Bronckhorst had a double chance from a free kick. Bilbao kept on coming though, and on 82 minutes, Urziaz had a great chance, but he saw his header go inches wide. It was Barca who had the final chance, however, when Quaresma was one on one with Aranzubía in the Bilbao goal, only for the keeper to get the better of the Portuguese winger.

Hopefully this is starting the season off as we mean to go on.


Barca062010-05-09 01:09:32 +0000 #2
Yeah, I'm a big fan of Barca, I really think they have a chance to win this year especially with the good players the team has!
Barça2010-05-09 01:38:20 +0000 #3
Barca Is Already Champion Dont Worry
Nuaro2010-05-09 01:50:41 +0000 #4
Dude...!! this thread is one yr old. Look at the players,overmars,cocu,reiziger etc.
RealMadrilismo2010-05-09 02:57:57 +0000 #5
lol yep this thread is old, it kinda shows the forum is need of more members... not much posting goes on in this section.

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