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Zaragoza 1-4 Barça >> VOTE your Man Of The Match, Match Report and Player Ratings


Barça continue to apply pressure Real Madrid's La Liga lead after a titanic 1-4 win at La Rosaleda against Zaragoza.

Real Zaragoza Roberto; Álvarez, Da Silva, Paredes, Abraham; Pinter, Zuculini, Lafita, Obradovic (Lanzaro, min. 65); Micael (Juan Carlos, min. 82), Aranda (Helder Postiga, min. 65).

FC Barcelona Víctor Valdés; Dani Alves (Montoya, min. 68), Puyol, Mascherano, Adriano; Keita (Sergio Busquets, min. 55), Thiago, Cesc (Xavi, min. 89); Messi, Alexis, Pedro.


Goals: Aranda (min 30), Puyol (min 36), Messi (min 39, 85), Pedro (min 92)

Match Report:

Barça continue to apply pressure Real Madrid's La Liga lead after a titanic 1-4 win at La Rosaleda against Zaragoza.

Guardiola decided to rest Xavi, Iniesta and Sergio Busquets from the start, which meant less fluidity in midfield despite the over 70% possession in the first half. Valdes saved a crucial penalty when the scoreline was 0-0, but Aranda scored shortly after with a lucky rebound. Puyol and Messi reacted quickly and made it 1-2 before half time.

From then on, and perhaps helped by Abraham's sending off, Barca managed to score a couple more goals despite the locals pushing hard even with 10 men.

FC BARCELONA HAVE DONE THEIR PART, NOW LET'S WAIT AND SEE WHAT VALENCIA CAN DO AGAINST MADRID TOMORROW!!!!!


My Player Ratings (0 to 10):


Valdes 9

Alves 7
Masche 7
Puyol 8
Adriano 7

Thiago 6
Cesc 7
Keita 7

Pedro 8
Messi 9 (Man Of The Match)
Alexis 8

Busquets 8
Montoya 7
Xavi 7

My 5-4-3-2-1 FC Barcelona points:

Messi - 5 points
Puyol - 4 points
Alexis - 3 points
Pedro - 2 points
Busquets - 1 point

Zaragoza 1-4 Barca : Man of the Match


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Posted by: Tom at 'Read My Mind' 
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