Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Leg II Barcelona beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Nou Camp - UEFA Champions League

For the umpteenth time, Nou Camp be a graveyard for Arsenal. Losing on aggregate 2-1 in the first leg, make Barcelona players perform with great motivation to win the game. Catalan troops furiously pounding the Arsenal defense. However, bad luck struck the warehouse troops bullets, Arsenal goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny 's finger injured while holding that Dani Alves free kick. Wojciech Szczesny replaced by Manuel Almunia, who had conceded four goals by Lionel Messi in the Champions League last season.

The first round Barcelona vs Arsenal, both teams performed very well. Barcelona look like a hungry tiger, attack continuously, and Arsenal come up with the best defense, like a sturdy fortress that is difficult to torn down. The match full of emotion that makes scattered yellow card in the first round for the Gunners. Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna, Jack Wilshere and Ronald van. Persie getting rewards yellow card.

But the sturdy fortress arsenal finally could not stand to hold strikes Catalan army, players agility Barcelona finally managed to rip the nets of Manuel Almunia in injury time first round. In the high pressure, Iniesta successfully provide measurable feedback to Messi. The world's best players excellenty processing Iniesta's feed into very beautiful goals. In pressure, Messi still can outwit Manuel Almunia and netted the ball right into the Arsenal goalkeeper. 1-0 to barcelona, and aggregate to 2-2. With this result alone Barcelona already qualified for quarter-finals the UEFA Champions League 2011, because Barca excel in away goal.

But though it was superior, Barcelona is trying to increase the coffers goals. In the second half, Barcelona still appear offensive to better secure tickets UEFA Champions League quarter-final. However ticket already in hand should be back to hang after Sergio Busquets whose role is to replace Puyol who is still injured and Gerrard Pique which affected the accumulation of cards, create an own goal. Fabregas corner kick on the head of Sergio Busquets and into his own goal. The position of a 1-1 or a 3-2 aggregate to Arsenal's advantage.

But bad luck was being hit Arsenal, Ronald van Persie is caught offside keep kicking the ball into the goal Valdes. As a result, the referee issued a second yellow card and red card for Ronald van Persie. Previous Persie on a yellow card for deliberately grabbed Dani Alves on round face I.

Playing with 10 players, made Arsenal more lame. Ball possession wholly owned by Barcelona. Thirteen minutes after Persie sent off, Xavi Hernandez scored the goal against Arsenal. Aggregate score to 2-1 or 2-2. With this position the two teams still more likely to qualify for the Champions League quarter-final.

Barcelona Supporters cheered when Pedro is violated in the penalty box. Messi easily scored his second goal in the match through the white point. Position to 3-1 or 3-2 aggregate to the benefits of Barcelojavascript:void(0)na. Speeding ticket to the next round back in the hands of Lionel Messi and his friends. Opportunities for the sake of opportunities still exist until the final minute, but the position did not change until the referee blew the long whistle.

The final result of the match Barcelona vs Arsenal in Champions League quarter-final scramble was won by Barcelona with score of 3-1 or on aggregate 3-2. With this result Barcelona strolled into the Champions League quarter-finals 2011.

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