Barça undefeated at season’s halfway stage

January 25, 2010

FC Barcelona’s 3-0 defeat of Valladolid on Saturday night means that for the first time in their history the Catalan club were unbeaten in the first half of the season.

The match started off with the home team pressing Barça and Victor Valdes called in to action with a great save against Diego Castro. But after Xavi scored in the 20th minute – followed by Alves a minute later – Valladolid essentially gave up the fight and Barcelona took over.

In the second half Henry came close to scoring in the 55th minute, a great shot but equally good save by Valladolid’s keeper. A minute later Messi put the goal home assisted by Ibrahimovic to give Barcelona another comfortable victory.

0-1 Xavi (min 20)
0-2 Alves (min 21)
0-3 Messi (min 56)

Team P W D L F A Pts
1
Barcelona
19
15
4
0
49
10
49
2
Real Madrid
19
14
2
3
44
13
44
3
Valencia
19
11
6
2
35
16
39
4
Mallorca
19
10
4
5
33
21
34
5
Deportivo
19
10
4
5
23
19
34
6
Sevilla
19
10
3
6
29
21
33
7
Getafe
19
10
0
9
27
24
30
8
Athletic Bilbao
19
9
3
7
24
24
30
9
Villarreal
19
7
5
7
31
27
26
10
Sporting Gijón
19
6
6
7
20
21
24
11
Atlético Madrid
19
6
5
8
30
31
23
12
Osasuna
19
6
5
8
18
21
23
13
Racing Santander
19
6
5
8
23
27
23
14
Espanyol
19
5
5
9
13
26
20
15
Almería
19
4
6
9
18
29
18
16
Málaga
19
3
8
8
21
26
17
17
Valladolid
19
3
8
8
23
35
17
18
Tenerife
19
4
5
10
16
36
17
19
Zaragoza
19
3
5
11
20
41
14
20
Xerez
19
1
5
14
8
34
8

 

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