Saturday, 23 May 2009

Match discussion: Osasuna

This evening at 9:00 pm bt,
Barcelona plays the 37th league game against Osasuna.

Osasuna squad list:
Ricardo, Azpilicueta, Monreal, Miguel Flaño, Hidalgo, Nekounam, Cruchaga, Héctor Font, Portillo, Puñal, Pandiani, Juanfran, Roberto, Josetxo, Javier Flaño, Masoud, Plasil, Kike Sola, Echaide

Barcelona squad list:
Valdés, Pinto, Puyol, Piqué, Botía, Muniesa, Cáceres, Abidal, Sylvinho, Xavi, Víctor Sánchez, Abraham, Xavi Torres, Touré, Busquets, Keita, Gudjohnsen, Messi, Jeffren, Eto'o, Bojan, Hleb, Pedro

Read a match preview here

Re-live the first round game here


From two hours before until two hours after the game you can join a match chat (read more here)

Before (what are your expectations, what's your prediction, what should be the line-up,...), during and after the match, you can also comment on the game here.


Anonymous said...

i see there already playing in the new shirts....niceee

Amar said...

i like the new shirts they are really nice i think.

it wasnt a bad game. barca was fast although eto'o lost his pichichi.

the positive note was muniesa. he really looks like the second coming of puyol. he made a spectacular clearance for a 16 YO. he will be a huge player in a few years. i trust him more than caceres.

NOW! the last piece of the puzzle...lets bring the UCL back to barcelona!!


Brandon FCB said...

Muniesa is Legend.

Marc M said...

Muniesa will be a legend!!!

Im so pist off bout the refs in spain! That ref destroyed the entire evening!

Anonymous said...

Muniesa looked fantastic. He should be our left-back backup for next season!! The ref was retarded.

Anonymous said...

I do hope that people here starts to realize that we need players with aerial ability. 50% of the goals we concede are crosses which they head in, while we never score from our crosses and corners.

Marc4barca said...

didn't watch the match but from what i'm reading the ref messed up the game and we played in our new kit and eto lost the pichichi(saw that coming) and now we are on the verge of failing to break the 107 record if we don't score 4 against depor, all i have to say is, winning cl is the only way to forget about it, C'MON BARCA bring home cl and sign ribery and some tall talented players after the depor match.

John-Reid said...

Eto'o deserves not winning the pichichi after the last 15 performances. Too bad. I really wanted him to do better.

Gudjohnson was depressing. He has to leave. he has gotten two chances and failed at them both.

Good job by Bojan, Pedro and Abidal though. And Pinto made 1 great save. But overall, not Barca's best game even without their star players.


Ramen said...

Muniesa was much better than Caceres and Abidal IMO. He's much more composed on the ball than Caceres. Once he went in and Abidal became LB, the defense stopped leaking. Muniesa's red was deserved but professional though. However, Xavi Torres failed to track back, causing the break-away.

Abidal and Eto'o had a horrible game. Same with Hleb. Gudjohnsen worked hard but had no end product. Bojan, Pedro, and Muniesa were outstanding IMO.

I don't think Caceres or Henrique will be Barça stars in the future. Pique and Muniesa will lead the backline in the years to come.

Anurag said...

sorry Ramen, i completely disagree with muniesa's being a professional foul. unless the striker is clean through on goal, you dont give a red. the striker was almost on the wings AND he was facing towards the touchline when he was fouled. it was at max a yellow card

sashi said...

congrats to Eto for missing the 100 chances he gets in front of goal. he's becoming a little more selfish and his finishing has become 1 out of 10. he lost his Pichichi and he's got only himself to blame. i dont think we'll be breaking any more records in La Liga. Lets get the Champions League!

Brandon FCB said...

Eto'o had at most one good chance. I noticed that the last games he has been missing a lot of clear cut chances, but today he had nothing from the midfield. I do not blame him. And who cares about records, the team who plays the best will be remembered. Yes we lost two in a row, but we lost those because we had a B team playing, and because we don't need to do any better in the league. I prefer that we lose two matches in a row, as long as we are still fighting to win in Rome.

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