Barça neck and neck with Real Madrid

September 28, 2009

Barcelona maintained their one hundred percent record of wins, with a 2-0 away victory against Malaga. Although the home team played some tough football, for most of the match they were resigned to defend.

But it wasn’t until Ibrahimovic came on to replace an injured Henry that the visitors scored. The Swede came on in minute 28 and 10 minutes later scored Barça’s first of the match off Messi. And it was Piqué, who also started the match on the bench, who made it 2-0, with a header off a Xavi free kick in minute 58.

0-1, Ibrahimovic (min 38)
0-2, Piqué (min 58)

At the top of the league Barça and Real Madrid are going head to head, with neither team having yet conceded a single point and each waiting for the other to stumble. In the end it is Madrid who are in the number 1 spot thanks to only having 2 goals scored against them compared with Barcelona’s 3.

Both have Champions League matches this week; Barça play Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday and Real Madrid play Olympique de Marseille on Wednesday. However, next weekend Barcelona play Almeria, currently 13th in the table, while Madrid play third placed Sevilla – could this be the stumble Barcelona have been waiting for?

Team P W D L F A Pts
1
Real Madrid
5
5
0
0
16
2
15
2
Barcelona
5
5
0
0
16
3
15
3
Sevilla
5
4
0
1
12
3
12
4
Mallorca
5
3
1
1
10
3
10
5
Deportivo
5
3
0
2
9
6
9
6
Athletic Bilbao
5
3
0
2
5
7
9
7
Valencia
5
2
2
1
11
7
8
8
Zaragoza
5
2
1
2
7
7
7
9
Osasuna
5
2
1
2
5
6
7
10
Espanyol
5
2
1
2
5
7
7
11
Getafe
5
2
0
3
7
8
6
12
Tenerife
5
2
0
3
3
9
6
13
Almería
5
1
3
1
5
5
6
14
Sporting Gijón
5
1
2
2
4
7
5
15
Racing Santander
5
1
2
2
7
12
5
16
Valladolid
5
1
1
3
5
10
4
17
Málaga
5
1
0
4
5
7
3
18
Atlético Madrid
5
0
3
2
7
13
3
19
Villarreal
5
0
2
3
4
8
2
20
Xerez
5
0
1
4
0
11
1
0-1, Ibrahimovic (min 38)
0-2, Piqué (min 58)

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