Three more points for Barça

April 15, 2010

Barcelona extended its lead at the top of the Spanish league last night after a 3-0 win over Deportivo. Although the Catalans went one goal up thanks to Bojan in the 15th minute, the players looked tired after their matches against Arsenal and Real Madrid and it was far from clear that they would keep the three points available.

However, in the 68th minute things changed, with a long shot from Pedro that soared through the air and over the defence and keeper and straight into the net. Just four minutes later it was the turn of Touré Yaya to score and Barça’s victory was in the bag.

With a much more comfortable margin both the players and crowd started to enjoy the match more; while neither team stopped trying, a Mexican wave went round the stadium, only petering out as Barça attack came close to another goal.

1-0 Bojan (min 15)
2-0 Pedro (min 68)
3-0 Touré Yaya(min 72)

Team P W D L F A Pts
1
Barcelona
32
26
5
1
80
19
83
2
Real Madrid
31
25
2
4
83
27
77
3
Valencia
31
16
8
7
50
33
56
4
Mallorca
32
15
7
10
50
37
52
5
Sevilla
32
15
6
11
46
38
51
6
Athletic Bilbao
31
14
6
11
45
42
48
7
Getafe
32
14
5
13
46
40
47
8
Villarreal
32
13
7
12
46
44
46
9
Deportivo
32
12
7
13
33
42
43
10
Atlético Madrid
32
11
7
14
48
50
40
11
Osasuna
32
10
8
14
30
37
38
12
Sporting Gijón
32
9
10
13
33
41
37
13
Almería
31
9
10
12
33
43
37
14
Espanyol
32
9
10
13
26
40
37
15
Racing Santander
32
8
11
13
34
46
35
16
Zaragoza
32
8
9
15
38
56
33
17
Málaga
32
7
11
14
37
42
32
18
Tenerife
32
7
8
17
31
61
29
19
Valladolid
32
5
13
14
32
54
28
20
Xerez
32
6
8
19
28
54
26

Real Madrid plays against Almeria tonight, which should be an easy three points, with Barça crossing town to play Espanyol on Saturday night and then heading to Italy for Tuesday’s match against Inter Milan. Espanyol’s keeper, Idriss Carlos Kameni, was sent off last night and won’t be playing in the match against Barça.

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