Lucky break puts Barça just 5 points behind

February 18, 2008

This weekend has proved to be lucky for Barcelona, with Real Madrid dropping 3 points against Betis and Barcelona scraping a 2-1 victory at Zaragoza. The difference is now down to just 5 points, but Barça needs to improve their form to nail the trophy.

Henry put the goal in the back of the net in the 34th minute, with Barcelona dominating the first half, although Zaragoza had some breaks through to goal. However, when the home team was awarded a penalty for Marquez’s foul on Oliveira it looked like they would quickly equalize; a shot over the bar put an end to that though.

The second half saw Zaragoza mount a sustained attack on goal, with Barcelona apparently drained, which eventually saw the hosts take a goal in the 53rd minute. It looked dangerous for Barcelona, with both sides looking like they might score, but took a penalty awarded for handball to do the trick; Ronaldinho blasted the ball into the right hand side of the net, with keeper Cesar diving the other way.

The victory owed more to luck than form, but with Real Madrid dropping a game they surely thought was in thye bag it was all round lucky weekend for Barcelona.

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