Sunday, February 26, 2012

Messi Barca Extend Breath

MADRID - Barcelona continued to extend his breath to be able to compete with Real Madrid in La Liga title chase this season. It happened after a successful Barca beat Atletico Madrid, 2-1.
Barca nearly ended the match with a draw after Radamel Falcao scored a reply to Dani Alves scored in the first round. A draw seemed to be burying the chance barca retain the La Liga title. But El Azulgrana fortunate to have a Lionel Messi, who appeared as a savior with his goal in the 81st minute to bring the El Barca won 2-1.
Come to the headquarters Atletico at the Vicente Calderon on Monday (2/27/2012), are required to achieve victory for Barca continue to keep the breath in order to compete with Madrid a few hours before a 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.
Conscious of the demands, foster children Pep Guardiola look to attack directly. In the 20th minute, Xavi Hernandez first to spread the threat of execution through a free kick. Unfortunately, the sliding Xavi curled into the top corner, was still able to anticipate Atletico goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois.
Barca got stiff resistance from Atletico camp, finally broke the deadlock in the success the 36th minute. Messi works together nicely with Cesc Fabregas who send feedback to the direction of Dani Alves. Without thinking, the Brazilian international wing-back is directly executed to bring Barca close the first half of the game with a 1-0 advantage.
Disadvantaged, Atletico have not dealt defeat since Diego Simeone, immediately responded in the second round. Action has been running for three minutes, Radamel Falcao equalizer for a 1-1 success.
Starting from a corner kick, a header from Sergio Busquets are trying to throw the ball is not quite perfect. As a result the ball actually leads to a direct Falcao greeted with a volley without dammed Victor Valdes.
After these goals, Atletico began to spread serious threats to the Barca defense. In the 58th minute for example. Arda Turan sent a nice breakthrough for Falcao who only faced one on one with Valdes. Unfortunately, Colombia international striker was accused offiside stuck, but the reruns are in a position Falcao looked onside.
Entering the 69th minute, Falcao back to Barca fans held their breath. Former FC Porto striker was able to capitalize Masherano Javier errors and Eric Abidal, to deal with Valdes. Unfortunately, efforts to kick Falcao in the chip, is still dammed Valdes.
Barca are a lot of pressure in the middle of the second half, finally got back ahead in the 81st minute. Utilizing the free kick, Messi fired a powerful left foot spewed into the top right corner Courtois. 2-1 to Barca.
After these goals, working hard Atletico scored again balancer. A golden opportunity to get team shirts Real Madrid in the 89th minute. Apesnya, attempts to use the feedback Juanfran free kick was dammed Valdes. Score was 2-1 to Barca last until the referee blew the long whistle.
With this victory, Barca still hold open the hope to be able to compete with Madrid in La Liga title chase this season. Barca with 54 collection points, managed to maintain a difference of 10 points clear of Real Madrid at the top.
Teams:Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe, Tiago, Gabi, Arda Turan / Silvio (86 '), Adrian, Koke / Sa' vio (77 '), Falcao
Barcelona: Valdes, Alves / Cuenca (72 '), Mascherano, Puyol, Abidal, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Fabregas / Fabregas (79'), Sanchez / Pique (85 ')


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