Barça take round 1 of the Supercup
Match report Monday, August 17th, 2009
Barcelona go through to the second round of the Spanish Supercup with the advantage, after beating Athletic de Bilbao 2-1 last night. In fact it was the first real football Barça has played since the end of last season, despite the show matches played in England and the United States – while they may serve as a gentle warm up they hardly qualify as football par excellence.
Both teams got stuck in from the start and despite some close calls for Barcelona, it was Athletic who struck home first, with de Marcos scoring a minute before the end of the first half.
However, Barça kept at it and when Pedro crossed to Xavi in minute 58 the resuslt was an equaliser. Ten minute later it was the turn of one of the stars of the summer, Pedro, who put the final goal of the match in the back of the net.
The Supercup looks clearly within Barça’s grasp and providing there are no slip ups next Sunday at the Nou Camp it looks like they’ll take another trophy.
1-0, De Marcos (min 44)
1-1, Xavi (min 58)
1-2, Pedro (min 68)