Mallorca 0 FC Barcelona 2

Apologies to readers looking for the normal match report for last night’s game, unfortunately circumstances left me in a bit of a pickle yesterday, and although I managed to see 90% of the match, it was not under the best conditions for me to offer much analysis.

The early kick off time plus the fact that I am in London this weekend made things a bit complicated but I knew the game was on Sky and thought I would have little trouble finding a pub to watch the game. However, as kick off approached we were stuck in traffic trying to get across North London just as Arsenal finished their game, The situation wasn’t looking good until suddenly as we crawled along the Seven Sisters Road we spotted a big screen with the game showing. We parked and rushed into the bar which turned out to be a North African bar with guys sitting at tables smoking hookahs. It was a nice enough place to watch the game but the view was not great and the commentary was in Arabic which sounds great for football commentaries but unfortunately is not a language I understand.

I gave up on trying to take notes and sat back to enjoy the game like any other fan and in no time Messi had put us ahead with his 35th Liga goal of the season and from what I saw we seemed to be more or less in control, though I understand we hadn’t started so well. In the second half after Thiago’s sending off the suffering was really quite unbearable. However, we defended very well and waited for our chance. It was delightful to see that Pique and Puyol played such a part in our second goal. Despite being down to ten men and defending a slender lead away from home with La Liga very much in play, we are still sending our defenders forward to attack and we got our reward.

With three minutes to go the TV lost the picture which meant another excruciating wait to get the result confirmed. I will be back in Barcelona tomorrow so normal blogging will be resumed for the Milan match.

Barcelona: Valdés; Mascherano, Piqué, Puyol; Thiago, Busquets, Cesc (Montoya, m. 60), Iniesta; Pedro (Keita, m. 69), Messi,  Alexis (Tello, m. 82).

Goals: m25 Messi 0-1, m79 Pique 0-2


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7 Responses to Mallorca 0 FC Barcelona 2

  1. layibiyi says:

    that took a while…well, it was a ‘strong’ performance by our boys

    have fun in london…especially with the good weather

  2. FC Barcelona Rocks! says:

    Very disciplined performance from the boys despite being a man down in the 2nd half. The defence did really well. Montoya showed great promise when introduced. His anticipations were really awesome, it has to be said. Has pretty good speed on the ball as well. Bright star for the future who clearly needs more minutes. We should look to sneak in Tello and Montoya more often in the upcoming games.

    That apart, the concern of Pedro’s form is still worrying. Something is just not clicking for the boy since he got injured.

  3. FCB-Parbo says:

    The field was so horrible. That’s the kind of strategy our opponents are setting when facing us. Our boys showed character and so glad with the 3 points.
    So up to Milan, bring it on!!!

    Viva Barca!!!

  4. Fredegar says:

    So that’s two penalties and two red cards in two games against us… A chance Mou’ isn’t coaching our team, he would have already exploded!
    A great result in very difficult circumstances, and I’m particularly glad that we didn’t concede a goal, we will need performances like this one if we are to win things this year. A big thumbs up! for the team!

  5. bc9jaCulé says:

    The team really oozed of great character by following up the thin lead with another goal despite being one man down for more than half an hour — a performance reminiscent of the Sporting match a couple weeks ago. But wait, why are the Spanish refs so eager to dish out yellows to our players even for the most glaringly unintentional of handballs? It’s quite alarming.

    Just hoping our boys can kill off the Milan tie @ Sansiro, winning by @ least, a 3-goal margin so as to afford the Mr the luxury of tinkering with the squad for the return leg because some of our comrades will definitely need a rest after the Bilbao match.

    Visca Barça!!!!!
    Força Barça!!!!!

  6. barcacentralnic says:

    Thanks for the comments guys. Just arrived safely back in Barcelona and I’ll be posting a Milan preview tomorrow

  7. FC Barcelona Rocks! says:

    hooorrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaay

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