Sunday, 21 September 2008

Gijon vs Barcelona 1-6, Primera Liga 2008 week 3

highlight soccer video Gijon vs Barcelona 1-6 ,Spanish Primera Liga ,week 3, 2008-2009
cuplikan pertandingan sepakbola, la liga spanyol, pekan 3,2008-2009, Gijon vs Barcelona 1-6

Here We Come...The True El Barca...!

Barcelona came into the match with just one point from their opening two league matches, and they were desperate to kick start their campaign with a solid victory. There were brief glimpses of class in the 3-1 Champions League victory over Sporting in midweek, giving Pep Guardiola a degree of optimism that his players were beginning to find their stride.

Sporting, despite losing their opening two matches, have been slightly unlucky to do so, and fought valiantly in Seville on La Liga matchday two, before eventually succumbing to a 4-3 defeat.

Sporting started with the divisions’ top scorer Bilic up front on his own, while midfielder Sergio Busquets surprisingly kept his place for the Blaugrana ahead of Bojan. Thierry Henry missed out due to a throat infection, so Eto’o once more spearheaded the attack.

First Half

Barcelona began brightly, with Xavi (2’) bringing out a smart save from Sanchez, with the big keeper saving low at his near post with Eto’o lurking in the vicinity.

Bilic caused Abidal some brief concern early on, while at the other end Messi (12’) carved himself a glimpse of an opportunity, but Sanchez dealt with his effort from twenty yards comfortably.

The home fans then became incensed as Bilic (17’) went down heavily under a challenge from Busquets. Replays show Busquets clearly took the ball, and after some gesturing and eventually hobbling from the field, he unsurprisingly returned moments later moving freely.

To give some idea of the gulf in quality, Barca has spent around 90m Euros this summer, to Gijon’s mere 100,000. But for all the away sides’ early dominance of possession and slick interplay, Sporting did not become unnerved and stuck staunchly to their task of keeping their illustrious opponents at bay.

Then Barca raised the tempo.

Messi began marauding around with his usual menacing nature. He skipped past two defenders in the box but dragged his shot across goal. Still, he was moving through the gears and represented Barcelona’s purposeful opening.

This was highlighted moments later as the Argentinean scooped it wide to Iniesta, who’s beautiful first touch took the ball into his stride, but his shot was deflected inches wide for a corner. As the corner count mounted, it appeared to be a matter of time, and minutes later the deadlock was broken. Iniesta turned Sastre inside out before chipping the ball to a completely unmarked Xavi (27’), who nodded home from eight yards. It was too easy – and no more than Barcelona deserved.

Victor Valdes had become a spectator as the Catalan side camped in the home sides half. They smelled blood, and knew a second goal would end this match as a contest. It wasn’t long in coming. Xavi swung in yet another corner, Puyol leapt to head goalwards, and Eto’o (33’) used all of his striking instincts to nod home from underneath the crossbar. 2-0 after thirty three minutes, and the aforementioned gulf in quality was plain to see. Barca had turned a potentially tricky away fixture into a procession before half time.

Sporting enjoyed a spell of possession before half-time, but only because they were given time to do so by Barcelona. They did briefly rally when Diego Castro went down under a challenge from Marquez, but only a corner was given. Barca regained control, and but for a poor touch by Iniesta (44’) after he was played in by Messi, it would have been three. Half-time and no-one in El Molinon could argue with the scoreline.

Second Half

The second half began as the first had ended - Messi on the move. He skipped down the left, but seeing no support in the centre, jinked inside two, three, four then five defenders before striking a shot which deflected for a corner. Xavi swung the ball in, and the unfortunate Jorge (47’), headed past his own goalkeeper. 3-0 to the Blaugrana.

Game over? It should have been. But only minutes later, Gijon breathed new life into the contest as new signing Maldonado (50’) notched his first goal for the club. Bilic barged the ball into his path, and he slotted past Valdes from ten yards. The home fans went wild, and Barca once again showed their defensive frailties. You felt at this stage that a period of concerted pressure could give Puyol et al some serious problems.

But all hopes were extinguished soon after, as Gerard (56’) lunged in on Messi who had been clear on goal. A straight red card, and Gijon, who struggled to get near Barcelona with their full complement, now had to do it with ten men.

The match was over as a contest, with Gijon reshuffling to cope with the red card, and Barca happy to spray the ball around. Eto’o and Kieta had half chances, before Iniesta and that man Messi produced a picture-book fourth goal. The little Argentinean flicked a delicate pass through the Gijon defence and Iniesta (69’) burst through to dink the ball past the helpless Sanchez. Against ten men or not, some of Barcelona’s play was simply sublime and this was the goal that represented a real return of the understanding and awareness the players had showed so often under Frank Rijkaard.

You had to feel a little sorry for Sporting Gijon, and particularly for their fantastic supporters who continued to cheer on their side even as their opponents struck home goal after goal. They were a true credit to their club. The problem was that the Catalan side were always going to regain their rhythm at some point this season, and it was simply a case of who would be on the receiving end. Tonight, they clicked, and with Lionel Messi in this kind of imperious form, very few defences in the world will get anywhere near him. And five minutes from the end he got the goal his play deserved. Iniesta, who was also excellent tonight, crossed from the left, and the deflection on the cross took the ball into Messi’s(85’) path and he volleyed home from six yards.

But he wasn’t finished yet. Four minutes later Xavi chipped it to the penalty spot and Messi (89’) headed home powerfully. Both he and Barcelona were simply fantastic, and the rest of La Liga should take note of this master-class in attacking football. Barca are back.

0-1 Xavi 26'
0-2 Eto'o 32'
0-3 Jorge (og) 47'
1-3 Maldonado 50'
1-4 Iniesta 69'
1-5 Messi 85'
1-6 Messi 89'

Sporting (4-5-1): Sanchez; Sastre, Camara, Jorge, Canella; Matabuena (Michel 45’), Gerard, Diego Castro, Maldonado (Kike Mateo 62’), Carmello; Bilic (David Barral 58’)

Barcelona (4-3-3): Valdes; Dani Alves, Puyol, Marquez, Abidal; Busquets (Caceres 81’), Xavi, Kieta (Gudjohnsen 71’); Iniesta, Messi, Eto’o (Bojan 68’)

Booked: Camara (7’), Carmelo (40’)

Sent Off: Gerard (56’)

Gila Barcelona , Sikat Tuan Rumah Gijon 6-1 !

Barcelona memetik kemenangan perdananya di kancah Liga Spanyol dengan gaya. Bermain di markas Sporting Gijon, Barca membulan-bulani sang lawan dan menang telak 6-1.

Kemenangan yang dipetik di Stadion El Molinon, Senin (22/9/2008) dinihari WIB, ini adalah poin penuh pertama bagi pelatih Josep Guardiola. Sebabnya, Los Cules sebelumnya menderita satu kekalahan dan sekali seri.

Setengah lusin gol Barca yang bersarang di jala Gijon dicetak oleh Xavi Hernandez, Samuel Eto'o, bunuh diri Jorge Garcia, Andres Iniesta serta dua dari bintang andalannya, Lionel Messi.

Jalannya pertandingan
Barca membuka pertandingan dengan dua buah peluang berurutan yang mereka dapat di menit 21 dan 23. Peluang yang pertama dari Messi masih menyamping, demikian juga dengan peluang kedua dari Iniesta.

Gol yang ditunggu Barcelona datang di menit 27. Xavi menjebol gawang Gijon yang dikawal Sergio Sanchez dengan sebuah sontekan sembari menjatuhkan diri menyambut umpan silang Iniesta.

Menit ke-33, Barca menggandakan keunggulannya. Meneruskan sebuah sepak pojok, Carlos Puyol menanduk si kulit bundar yang lantas diteruskan Eto'o, juga dengan kepalanya, untuk mencetak gol kedua Barca malam ini.

Gol bunuh diri Jorge Garcia hanya empat menit setelah babak kedua dimulai memperlebar selisih kedua kubu menjadi tiga gol. Tendangan sudut Xavi disundul Garcia, yang berada dalam tekanan dari Seydou Keita, ke gawang sendiri.

Gijon bukan tanpa perlawanan. Dua menit setelah kebobolan gol ketiga, tim promosi itu membalas. Pemain pengganti, Francisco Maldonado, menjebol gawang Victor Valdes dengan tendangannya memanfaatkan umpan dari Mate Bilic.

Perlawanan Gijon dipastikan padam setelah mereka harus bermain dengan 10 orang di menit 56. Gerard Serrabasa diusir wasit karena menjatuhkan Messi, padahal ia berposisi sebagai orang terakhir di pertahanan Gijon.

Namun Barca harus menunggu 14 menit semenjak unggul jumlah pemain sebelum bisa menambah gol. Menerima umpan cungkil dari Messi, Iniesta sukses menaklukkan kiper Sanchez dalam duel one on one dan mencetak gol keempat tim tamu.

Messi yang membuat banyak pergerakan ciamik sepanjang pertandingan melengkapi aksinya dengan gol di menit 85. Kini ganti Iniesta yang mengirim umpan silang kepada Messi yang tanpa kesulitan menceploskan bola dan menjadikan Barca unggul 5-1.

Gol keenam Barca kembali dicetak Messi, kali ini di menit ke-89. Sebuah umpan silang dari Xavi diteruskan Messi dengan sundulannya untuk membuat Barca menang 6-1. Sebuah cara mencetak gol yang tidak biasa dari seorang pemain yang relatif tidak tinggi itu.

Susunan pemain:
Gijon: Sanchez; Sastre, Gerard, Ivan Hernandez, Roberto Canella; Cuellar, Matabuena (Maldonado 46), Andreu, Carmelo; Castro, Bilic (Barral 58)

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Marquez, Puyol, Abidal; Xavi, Busquets (Caceres 81), Keita (Gudjohnsen 72); Messi, Eto'o, Iniesta

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