Without muted Villarreal Barca goal

Barcelona lagging farther and farther from Real Madrid in the Spanish league standings. Travel to Villarreal, the Catalans could only be one point after a goalless draw, 0-0.

In the match at El Madrigal on Sunday (1/29/2012) morning Barcelona appear dominant and have very many opportunities. But the defense meeting of The Yellow Submarine makes Barca frustrated because until the final whistle sounded still failed to make a goal.

The draw was so blow for Carles Puyol et al because only three days ago they were ousted Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey. Furthermore, a draw is make a difference in point of El Real widened to seven digits.

Barca now have a collection of 45 points, while Madrid, a few hours earlier 3-1 win over Real Zaragoza, had 52 points. Although still a very long wheel competition, behind seven points from Los Merengues could complicate Josep Guardiola’s protege in an attempt to maintain championship title.

The game

Villarreal first had a chance when Cani kick right leads into the arms of Victor Valdes. Shortly Barca replied through Lionel Messi, but also was fruitless because he let his volley flew high.

In the 18th minute Messi had a great chance to bring Barca. Stay dealing with goalkeeper Diego Lopez after can feed from Dani Alves, who pried the ball of the world’s best players were thin wide of the target.

Ten minutes later turn Barca goalkeeper under pressure. Gerard Pique and Valdes collided while attempting to throw the ball, in the moment Javier Mascherano managed to banish the skin round of entry into the goal. Rebound effort Villarreal countered by Eric Abidal.

Last chance in the first half belonged to Villarreal, Senna hard kick from outside the box forcing Valdes fly ball and saving to reach his goal. Halftime and the score is still as strong 0-0.

In the early second half penalty after Villarreal claimed a hard foul committed Sergio Busquets in the penalty box. Barca was lucky the incident did not make the referee pointed to the spot.

Barca appear less oppressive in the second half of this. Consequently not much net work opportunities created Messi cs. Great opportunity to score just came ahead of the expiration of the game.

One is when a kick from Messi in the penalty box after cooperating one-two with Alexis Sanchez can still be driven Villarreal goalkeeper, dropping his body. Mentally from the incident ball fell to the feet CECS Fabregas who stood in front of goal in a position not guarded. Facing an empty goal kick CECS soar.


Villarreal: Diego Lopez; Angel, Gonzalo, Musacchio, Oriol; Senna, Bruno Soriano, Cani (Castellani ’72), Borja Valero; Joselu, Marco Ruben

Barca: Valdes; Dani Alves, Pique (Alexis Sanchez ’60), Puyol, Abidal; Sergio Busquets, Mascherano, Xavi; Cesc, Messi, Adriano (’70 Cristian Tello)


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