Barça through to next round

November 25, 2009

FC Barcelona secured their place in the next Champions League round after a convincing defeat of Inter Milan combined with a draw between the other two teams. Samuel Eto’o made his first return to the Nou Camp since departing Barcelona and made a point of greeting some of his old team mates.

Barça were clearly playing to win and the payoff came after ten minutes with Pique scored the first goal of the match. Five minutes later they came close to goal number two, but it went over the next insetad; and in the 26th minute Pedro scored the second and final goal of the match. The closest they got again was in the second half when ALves passed to Xavi who headed the ball towards the goal; but it wasn’t to be.

Inter got away with playing it rough, with Puyol receiving a bodycheck  that went unpunished, although it was after an admittedly rough tackle; and Iniesta was knocked down hard, again without punishment.

Group F
Club Pld Pts W D L F A
Barcelona 5 8 2 2 1 5 2
Inter Milan 5 6 1 3 1 5 6
Rubin Kazan 5 6 1 3 1 4 5
Dynamo Kiev 5 5 1 2 2 6 7

The next Champions League match is against Dynamo Kiev. See the homepage for prices and availability of Barcelona tickets for this and all other matches.

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