Wonder what Valdes’ save against Racing looked like in person? This lucky fan was very, very close to the action!
Thank you to Zamaconiano for the video
MADRID FAILS, BARÇA THRASHES
Racing 0 – 3 Barça
Magic trident. Messi, Iniesta and Villa amazed the spectators showing their skills and made the first blaugrana victory to shine.
[Non Barça Related]
Mourinho, worse than Pellegrini. Mallorca 0 – 0 Madrid. Last year, los blancos won 1 – 4 in Son Moix.
Espanyol 3 – 1 Getafe. The new project had a strong beginning.
THEY ALREADY LEAD
Barça is two points ahead Madrid.
Racing 0 – 3 Barça
Villa, who had a very good chemistry with Leo, scored his first goal in La Liga with the blaugrana jersey in Barça’s debut in La Liga.
Valdés saved a penalty kick and the blaugrana machine won thanks to the goals scored by Messi, Iniesta and El Guaje.
Barça, about to sign Ibrahimovic’s substitute.
[Non Barça Related]
Mallorca 0 – 0 Madrid. First galactic fail of Mourinho’s era.
Espanyol 3 – 1 Getafe. Osvaldo ends the jinx and scores two goals.
FC Barcelona defender Eric Abidal recently sat down with Catalan sports paper Sport to talk about the World Cup, Ibra and the upcoming season.
This past Thursday was the three year anniversary of your debut in La Liga…
Really? I didn’t realize. I’ve been so happy with the team, the city, and the level of football that the time has flown by.
What we saw on Sunday night is a team that is the result of more than eight years of hard work. It is the continuous blend between experienced players and youth with a clear vision for the future, where every player takes part in the whole team. During the past couple days, culminating on Saturday night, many Barcelona fans have rushed to criticize Guardiola specifically, and the FC Barcelona club generally, for the poor handling of Ibrahimovic’s transfer bid. However, it is worth mentioning, before we proceed with the post-match review of Racing de Santander against Barcelona, a couple of important issues regarding the case.
According to a report on FC Barcelona’s official website, both Puyol and Xavi were rested during the game against Racing Santander as a precaution, after experiencing some minor discomforture in their calf (Puyol) and ankle (Xavi). Puyol was rested the entire match, while Xavi was taken off at the half.
Racing Santander - FC Barcelona
(Sunday August 29, 2010 @ 19:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)
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Here comes that feeling we all know too well, the tingling sensation that comes with anxious expectation about the start of the new season for FC Barcelona. Even though there were two official matches already under way in the Super Copa (that we won 5-3 in aggregate), the first match of the La Liga season is always seen as the first of many tests that are about to come to FC Barcelona. Will we see another mesmerizing display of fluid and accurate football that is our identity, or will our opponents refuse to yield and proceed to stifle Barca in our journey to ascendancy?
Cules all over the world are shocked, dismayed and confused about what drove FC Barcelona to finalise a deal with AC Milan for Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic which has clearly resulted in a major loss for an already debt-ridden Catalan side. In the tension between coach Pep Guardiola and Ibrahimovic that came to light in the last couple of weeks, the former FC Barcelona player blamed the club’s coach for his departure. After signing his new contract with the Serie A club, Ibrahimovic told the reporters, “Guardiola is the philosopher who has shattered my dream to play with Barcelona.”
August 29, 2010
August 28, 2010