It never rains but it pours…

September 21, 2009

The Nou Camp was treated to a feast of goals on Saturday night, with the much anticipated visit from Atletico de Madrid. The stadium was spared the thunderstorms and torrential rain that had washed down Barcelona the previous day and instead spectators were treated to a seven goal marathon during a spectacular 5-2 victory for Barcelona.

No sooner had the match started that Barça began the attack, with a shot from Henry in the first minute striking the posts. However, there was no letup for Atletico, with a rather stupid goal a minute later from Ibrahimovic which seemed to simply trickle past the keeper into the net.

The next goal was more like it, with a Xavi pass to Messi, who put the ball home in minute 16; then Alves (min 30); Keita (min 42); and finally a goal from the visitors to make it 4-1 at the end of the first half.

After the break the pace was much slower, with Barça feeling the job was all but done. It wasn’t until minute 84 that the next goal was scored, once again from Atletico, but it was Leo Messi who polished the match off at the very last minute – his second goal in minute 93.

FC Barcelona’s next two matches are away; they play Racing de Santander on Tuesday and Malaga on Saturday. The next home match is against Dynamo Kiev on September 29th.

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

1-0, Ibrahimovic (min 2)
2-0, Messi (min 16)
3-0, Alves (min 30)
4-0, Keita (min 42)
4-1, Agüero (min 45)
4-2, Forlán (min 84)
5-2, Messi (min 93)

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