Barça end first half of season on record 52 points

January 17, 2011

FC Barcelona have reached the halfway stage of la Liga with a record 52 points after Sunday night’s 4-1 win against Malaga. Barça dominated right from the start and within 7 minutes Iniesta had scored Barça’s first. Ten minutes later and it was Villa’s turn; and when Pedro added a third goal ten minutes before the end of the first half, the Catalans had the match pretty much tied up.

Malaga came on after the break with some changes, intent on attacking the Barça goal and created some dangerous moments – finally Duda got the ball through in the 68th minute to make it 3-1. Fired up by Malaga’s goal, Barça again went on the attack and Villa scored the final goal of the match 16 minutes from the end to make the final score 4-1.

While Barcelona took three points and ended the first half of the season on a record 52 points, Real Madrid didn’t fare so well. With a 1-1 draw against Almeria, Barça are now 4 points clear of their arch-rival. Also, Dani Alves will be out for two weeks with a calf tear, having limped of the pitch in the first half of the match.

1-0, Iniesta (min 7)
2-0, Villa (min 17)
3-0, Pedro (min 35)
3-1, Duda (min 68)
4-1, Villa (min 74)

TeamPWDLFAPts
1
Barcelona
19
17
1
1
61
11
52
2
Real Madrid
19
15
3
1
47
17
48
3
Villarreal
19
12
3
4
38
20
39
4
Valencia
19
11
4
4
29
20
37
5
Espanyol
19
11
1
7
25
25
34
6
Athletic Bilbao
19
9
2
8
29
31
29
7
Atlético Madrid
18
8
3
7
28
23
27
8
Mallorca
18
8
3
7
23
21
27
9
Getafe
19
8
3
8
28
29
27
10
Sevilla
19
8
2
9
26
31
26
11
Real Sociedad
19
8
1
10
29
31
25
12
Hércules
19
6
4
9
22
28
22
13
Deportivo
19
5
6
7
15
26
21
14
Racing Santander
19
5
5
9
15
26
20
15
Osasuna
19
4
6
9
17
25
18
16
Málaga
19
5
2
12
24
41
17
17
Sporting Gijón
19
3
7
9
17
27
16
18
Zaragoza
19
3
7
9
17
32
16
19
Levante
19
4
3
12
19
30
15
20
Almería
19
2
8
9
17
32
14

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5 Comments

  • hani says:

    just pefect !!!

  • Anne Moloney says:

    The joy of watching football played Barcelona is one of the real pleasures of life. Great team great manager and some of the greatest players ever seen

  • was at the game, great game, great atmosphere, great team, great experience.

  • Tom Vickers says:

    Hated TO LOOSE Alves for 2 weeks, but it was another
    great win. Changing from Direct TV to U-Verse here in TN, sure hope I can still get the games.

    Tom

  • Pep -babatunde seriki says:

    Up barcelona
    ‘more than a club
    ‘ winning is ours please Madrid fans this our era your era as gone 1955/2002 we just started ours and it will last us a decade so go and wait for your time again UUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPP BBBAAARRRCCCEEELLLOOONNNAAA