After a lightning start to the game as Barça took up from where they left off at the Bernabeu, a nasty looking injury to Valdes stunned the Camp Nou and although Messi and Neymar ensured the win, the keeper’s injury cast a pall over the celebrations. Luis Enrique made his return to the Camp Nou with a five-man defence that included Fontas as a deep lying midfielder and with an untypical tactic of ceding possession, which allowed Barça to lay siege to the Celta area and reap the benefits within the first five minutes, as a clever move between Iniesta, Messi and Alexis ended with a simple tap in for Neymar. With Iniesta finding plenty of space through the middle to release Messi, Barça were playing elegant and incisive football which created chances for both Neymar and Messi. All the optimism took a blow on 20 minutes however, when Valdes fell awkwardly saving a free kick and immediately called for help in obvious pain, before being stretchered off. The Barça players looked shocked for a while and the rhythm dropped, before Iniesta and Messi brought a smile back to the fans’ faces on the half hour with an inch perfect move that the Argentinean finished off by rounding the keeper to double the lead. Iniesta was replaced by Sergi Roberto as a precaution at half time and with the rain coming down and the players clearly affected by the injury to Valdes, Celta took the chance to step forward after the break and Pinto was called on to make a superb double save on 52 minutes to keep the Galicians out. Cesc was unlucky to have a goal ruled out for offside just before the hour mark, but it was the visitors who looked the more likely to score, until on 67 minutes, Neymar broke down the left into the box and fired through the defenders’ legs to beat the keeper and make it three. Soon after, the Brazilian was replaced by Pedro. There was still time for drama though, as Pinto clattered into a post after a good stop from Bermejo. The crowd held their breath, but the keeper got up and went on to make two more good stops on a night that brought another win, but one tinged wth sadness for Valdes’ injury.
Decima giornata della Liga BBVA e al Camp Nou va di scena il Celta de Vigo. La parte piú emozionante della giornata é senza dubbio la premiazione di Xavi (premio Principe de Asturias) e Messi (Scarpa d’oro). Nonostante il record di punti ottenuto dal Barça e le 4 reti segnate la partita é stata molto lenta e noiosa. In piú l’atmosfera nel campo é stata la peggiore in assoluto da quando possa ricordare, non so se dovuto al rifiuto da parte della polizia di creare una “curva” o per quale altra ragione. Pochissime emozioni e nessun sussulto….90 minuti che onestamente puoi sopportare giusto perché ormai sei li seduto. Pensando alla qualitá dei giocatori in campo é difficile accettare uno spettacolo cosí. Barça comunque molto superiore peró il Celta si é mangiato davvero molte occasioni…
Primer partido de Copa del Rey de la temporada en Cornellá y peor entrada de la historia de nuestro estadio.
El Espanyol se clasificó para octavos. Los gallegos dominaron los primeros minutos y dispusieron de dos ocasiones para adelantarse. Por suerte el colegiado no señalo un penalti a David Rodríguez y despee´s llegó la autoexpulsión de De Lucas. Eso nos dio alas para no pasar problemas y sacar billete en la segunda ronda…a la espera del sorteo del viernes.
Como ya dicho peor entrada de siempre pero buen ambiente en la curva con cánticos y animación.