Unconvincing Barça limp ahead
Barcelona crept back into second place in the league on Sunday night after a rather unconvincing victory against Almeria at the Nou Camp.
Time and time again Almeria successfully blocked their hosts attempts are the goalmouth, but in the 36th minute Barcelona finally got through, with Thierry Henry scoring after an unsuccessful attack by Giovani dos Santos bounced off the keeper’s hands.
The second half was similar, with Almeria’s defince keeping the pace with Barça’s attack. However, when lacklustre Ronaldinho was finally substituted for Messi the crowd roared. Despite upping the pace though, it was not until Barcelona were incorrectly awarded a penalty in the last moments of the game that Messi finally scored.
Final score: Barcelona 2, Almeria 0
The end result sees Barcelona back in second place in the league with 20 points, behind Real Madrid’s 22, and a bust couple of weeks ahead. Thursday sees them playing Valladolid; Saturday or Sunday sees Betis at the Nou Camp; and next Wednesday sees the highly anticipated return match against Rangers.
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