Barça vs. Getafe Preview: From Flame-grilled Whoppers to Frozen Fish

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A big deal has been made around the Barça players having to adapt training and dietary procedures to play at mid-day against Getafe. But what about us fans who have to deal with this new earlier time messing up our Sunday? Sheesh, you poor American and Canadian folk having to get up at 6am EST, or staying up until 3am PST to watch!

Some of us weren’t even born in 1965 which was the last time that Barça played a mid-day Liga game at Camp Nou. That was played on Christmas Day against Las Palmas and the home side won 3-2, with goals from Gerd Müller, Benítez and Eladio. 20 years later in 1985, Sevilla hosted the Blaugrana in another mid-day game – played at that time because it was the Easter weekend and in Seville that Saturday night is a big night for bullfighting. Barça won 0-2.

“Barcelona is not a business, it is a feeling. We are not owned by anybody, we are an association; we do not have ‘clients’. I will never put a game on at 12 noon for the Chinese audience. We do want to open up our market but not to forget our roots. While I am the president, Barcelona will never, ever be for sale.” ~ Sandro Rosell

Barça somehow managed to avoid playing a noon match last season, because Rosell wouldn’t capitulate. Sell the soul of the club? Never! However, the mid-day games are an attempt to tap into the lucrative Asian football fan-base and to grow La Liga’s popularity (better timing to watch football matches in the early evening for most Asian countries), and as FCB has recognised Asia as a huge target market for them, they must toe the line and play along. Can’t have your bread buttered on both sides, Sandro me old china – do you want the money for colour copies, or not?

 

Update on Getafe
Situated about 13kms from Madrid’s city center, Getafe is a city in its own right and part of the Autonomous Community of Madrid of which Madrid is the capital.

Founded in 1983, Getafe Football Club is a relatively new club on the scene. The first 20 years were spent playing in lower divisions before promotion to the Liga Primera was achieved in 2004/05. For the past 9 seasons, Getafe has managed to stay up although they came close to being relegated in the 2008/09 season after finishing 17th – the last position above relegation.

In early 2011, Club Chairman, Ángel Torres, controversially sold the club to the Royal Emirates Group, after first denying that a deal had been made. He and Team Captain, Manuel del Moral, were flown to Dubai (in the United Arab Emirates) to attend a press conference at which the sale was announced. The Royal Emirates Group is chaired by Sheikh Butti bin Suhail al-Maktoum who is a member of Dubai’s Royal Family – the Al-Maktoums.

 

Sponsorship
Getafe has the infamous reputation of being sponsored (2009 – 2012) by fast-food company Burger King. As of this year, a new kit sponsor was announced, and local company Confremar took over. Confremar is a well-known enterprise supplying frozen seafood, ready-made meals and vegetables to local supermarket chains, schools and restaurants, but their logo isn’t a patch on having Burger King on the shirt front.

 

How’s the Team Looking?
From flame-grilled to tepid, that’s how.

Getafe started with a roar, and even beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the second week of this season. Two weeks later, Barcelona visited and beat them 1-4. That took some wind out of their sails and, since then, the results have been erratic. While Barça’s season results stand at: 19W 2D 1L, Getafe’s are: 8W 5D 9L. On the road, the team is not faring well: 3W 2D 6L.

With 29 points, Getafe sits in 12th position on the Liga Primera Table, but they must be wary of lower teams such as Bilbao, Espanyol and Zaragoza who are starting to find form and may overtake Getafe which would put them under relegation threat once more.

In their last 5 matches, Getafe has lost only once to Real Madrid (4-0), drawn 3 times and won 1 game. They are looking better than they did before Christmas, and a match against the Blaugrana tends to bring out the best in teams.

 

Shoring up the Defences
In the January transfer window, Getafe was active and secured 2 players on loan from other clubs.

23yo Argentine NT player Federico “Fede” Fernández arrived from Napoli and will play as Centre-back and 23yo Spaniard Sergio Escudero Palomo is on-loan from Schalke after the CB voiced a desire to return to Spain and play. Both have been brought in to cover for the long-term injured defenders Juan Valera and Mané.

 

The Getafe Squad
Coach Luis García Plaza has named the following players to travel to Barcelona:
Goalkeepers: Codina and Alberto.
Defence: Alexis, M. Torres, Lopo García, Fede and Escudero.
Mid-field: Lacen, Sarabia, Gavilán, P. León, D. Castro, Barrada, Míchel and Borja
Forwards: Álvaro, Paco Alcácer and Colunga.

#1 Goal-keeper, Miguel Moyá, is suspended after being red-carded out of last week’s game against Deportivo, as is Defender Rafa López who received his 5th Yellow in the same game and has to sit out this game.

Long-term injured players (apart from the above mentioned Juan Valera and Mané) are former Zaragoza player Ángel “Queen” Lafita who is sidelined with a damaged knee, and Juan Rodríguez with a hamstring injury.

 

The Danger Men?
Pretty much all of them, really, as the goals scored this season are shared amongst the forwards, mid-fielders and backs. Diego Castro leads the scorers with 5 goals for the season, followed by Álvaro, Alexis and Barrada with 3 apiece.

Álvaro is one player to watch. The ex-Espanyol player is the man who scored the goal in the dying minutes of last season’s Espanyol vs. Barça debacle derby to level the score at 1-1.

Mid-fielder, Pedro León, is most likely still ruing his Real Madrid venture, after falling out of favour with Mourinho who then also blocked León from a move to Chelsea. León cut his losses and moved back to Getafe on-loan where, he has stated, he would prefer to stay. So there.

Statistics and results will show that Getafe has an 8 goal deficit this season (28 scored, 36 conceded) but that matters little on a per-match basis when all they need to do is score one more than the opposition to win the game.

 

The Home Side

As opponents play us with the same pressing, physical style that has been employed by everyone we have faced since the last quarter of last season, fresh legs will be crucial along with fresh minds. This means rotation, and lots of it. The effectiveness of that rotation starts with letting this team see that it can play the same way with different players. Hats off to Vilanova for that. ~ Kxevin in his Getafe vs. Barça Review, earlier this season.

Ain’t that the truth.

The away game to Getafe was played just after an International break, as will this Getafe game.

I think that it’s fair to say that since Tito’s absence on the bench, the rotation hasn’t been there, nor have the timely and gutsy substitutions that have won games over the past season.

The starting 11 has each played for around 2,000 minutes over this season. The “2nd string” players have 500 minutes or less. That’s a huge gap which needs to be addressed. There is a lot of bench-sitting going on for some players who need the games.

We certainly saw most of the players with very heavy legs during the Valencia match. That was put down to the match with Madrid 4 days before, but I’d say that the tiredness was even setting in during the Madrid game.

There is a lot of talk around here that there will be some rotation of players seen for this match. Thiago is expected to get a start, as is David Villa.

During today’s press conference, Jordi Roura had this to say about how much Tito Vilanova is being kept in the loop:

“We’ve been in permanent contact with him all the time thanks to new technologies. He’s more active than ever, he’s feeling really well. Tito has access to all the matches and the reports, and that allows us to talk about it all. There’s only a slight difference even though he’s not here”. He also revealed that the exchange of information is not just limited to talking during the matches: “We even have a system of cameras that allow him to see the training sessions”.

 

The Barça Squad
The team will be selected from the following players:
Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Montoya, Piqué, Bartra, Puyol, Mascherano, Alba, Adriano, Thiago, Fàbregas, Busquets, Song, Iniesta, Alexis, Pedro, Messi, Villa and Tello.

Piqué is back after missing the Osasuna match due to his sending off against Real Sociedad, but he’s sitting on 4 Yellows and another will see him miss the next game.

Xavi is missing with his hamstring injury, Dos Santos is warming his seat in the stands with the addition of a bandaged ankle and Abidal has yet to receive full clearance.

Expect a running game if Thiago is put in charge of the mid-field. It will certainly be less about the possession and more about getting forward which is a good thing when it all goes right. The defensive players will have to be on their toes, though.

 

If you’ll be at the match and sitting behind the north goal or on the lateral, take sunglasses and a hat. The sun is going to be in your eyes, although it’s supposed to be partly cloudy on Sunday, leading up to rain on Monday.

As this video will show, the South Goal (normally Barça’s favoured go-to goal if they win the toss) will be in complete shadow (from one of the scoreboards on top of the stadium) when the match begins.

 

 

The game kicks off at MID-DAY on Sunday 10th February

Click here to convert the match time to your timezone: FC Barcelona vs. Getafe CF

Streams for the match are usually found on First Row, Roja Directa and Bar TV.

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  1. K_legit in Oz
    February 9, 2013

    Mid day kick off? Taht means it’ll be around 10pm down here in Australia!
    Awesome!

  2. Art is a blast
    February 10, 2013

    I live in asia so we have a hard time watching the barca games, which is mostly around 1 a.m, so it’s nice a change watching the match without trying to stay awake. And like nzm said, the EPL games are shown in the evening, so I watch most of the epl games and maybe that’s one reason why they are more popular here…..

    • barca96
      February 10, 2013

      I live in the East too. It’s good to not to wake up at 2-4am to watch a match. Been really excited. It feels totally different. When you have to sleep first and wake up with eyes only 10% open, it’s different.

      Matches after Fifa break are a potential banana slip so I don’t mind losing points but after what Madrid and Ronald did to Seville, I won’t settle for anything less than a win.

    • barca96
      February 10, 2013

      Tello would really do well in this match. Loads of space for him.

  3. February 10, 2013

    Barcelona line-up (official): Valdes – Adriano Pique Puyol Alba – Thiago Song Iniesta – Alexis Messi Villa

    via barcastuff

    • nzm
      February 10, 2013

      Good line-up.

      It makes sense to have a solid back-line with the looser (with possession) mid-field. Song is solid, but Thiago and Iniesta tend to be a bit more flighty in comparison to the Xavi-Busquets pairing.

      Like the front row too. Really hope that Villa and Alexis get their scoring boots on today, and it wouldn’t be bad if Thiago and Ini also think about potting some.

  4. K_legit in Oz
    February 10, 2013

    Happy year of the snake!

    And Visca el Barça!

  5. xavi_purrnandez
    February 10, 2013

    Visca el Barça! (*yawn*)

    • mom4
      February 10, 2013

      *Yawn*—it’s a 3 coffee game, methinks.

  6. mom4
    February 10, 2013

    OK I’m awake, dangit. Ray Ray’s singing the Cant, I just saw Santa in the stands, and I have my cafe con leche…I’ll be OK…I think. Hubby says he’s quite content to sleep and catch the game on DVR. Does this mean I get more cule points than he?

    • xavi_purrnandez
      February 10, 2013

      yes! i’ve got my cafe con leche, too, but i’m jealous about Ray Ray.

  7. Jim
    February 10, 2013

    Wow! What am I doing watching morning football?

    Should be interesting though. Always worry with no Xavi. Chance for Thiago to let us see what he’s made of for a Xavi-less future. Good call to put the two CBs in and I ain’t gonna argue with a start for Villa.

  8. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    Yay, an NZM preview. Made my day. Getting Barca out of my way in the morning so I can have rest of the day for myself. I see Song, did Roura grow balls, im just having my coffee.

  9. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    Absolute Alexis!!! Lovin it.

    • Tarik
      February 10, 2013

      Calm & collected as well. Looked like a proper scoring player…

  10. Jim
    February 10, 2013

    Just settled down with some toast and I’m out of my seat already on a Sunday morning !

    Unbelievable pass and great run and finish from Alexis. Takes a bit of pressure off us.

  11. dean
    February 10, 2013

    Midterms, exams, motivational talks, Barca might be the only think that can make this nocturnal student get up this early

    Wow that was a beauty Iniesta and Alexis, ohh Ray’s gushing =)

  12. mom4
    February 10, 2013

    Well I’m going offline for a while. Xavi is whining to be held and I had better get him before he wakes everyone up.

  13. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    Sanchez’s first goal since Apr 21st last year against Real Madrid.

  14. replayed
    February 10, 2013

    Barca are mad about having to play this early and are taking it out on Getafe.

  15. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    Loving these morning games. This looks like Barca to me. May be we should permanently opt for the morning timings. Nice team goal. Yay for Messi.
    I think Messi needs to score 4 goals, Crynaldo got 3 last night.

    • xavi_purrnandez
      February 10, 2013

      i agree. i was just saying that i hope Messi has a joker in his pocket. i love it when he steals thongboy’s thunder. 😀

  16. dean
    February 10, 2013

    Omg, Nothing but witchraft football… what a beauty by messi and thiago

    • replayed
      February 10, 2013

      You can try.

      During my snooze period this morning, I dreamt of Messi scoring what looked like a late winner in a Clasico (right after Villa had fluffed a sitter). But I couldn’t tell if the goal was good because no one celebrated, though I couldn’t tell whether from elation, exhaustion, or an offside call. I was pretty sure it wasn’t offside because the assist was a cutback from Dani, but just as I was anxiously trying to find out if I should be happy, my alarm went off again.

      For a second after Alexis scored, I wondered if I wasn’t dreaming again.

  17. Jim
    February 10, 2013

    Again, though it was Iniesta’s vision and passing ability.

  18. Jim
    February 10, 2013

    Have to say I’m not impressed by them. they look half asleep. No urgency in their pressing at all at the moment.

    • replayed
      February 10, 2013

      Being up 2-0 might have something to do with that.

      Messi and Villa had a little moment earlier.

  19. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    Something has to be done about the the Villa goal drought. Miss by Villa from the penalty spot.

  20. nia
    February 10, 2013

    good morning all, Just about made the remainder of the 1st half.

  21. nia
    February 10, 2013

    did Lopo have a hair transplant? Coz i’m sure he was going bald at some time.

  22. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    Alexis should have just shot that ball.

  23. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    Tremendous run from Alexis….

  24. replayed
    February 10, 2013

    The time with Chile seems to have done wonders for Alexis’s confidence. He’s scoring goals, taking on defenders and staying on his feet when challenged. Remarkable.

  25. replayed
    February 10, 2013

    The left side of Alba / Iniesta / Villa is so… pleasing to me.

  26. dean
    February 10, 2013

    Alexis and Iniesta have been magesterial

  27. Ryan
    February 10, 2013

    These fast 2-0 games always scare me, so I really hope we can get the third goal to put this to bed early in the second half. Alexis is looking great!

  28. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    I like Song. He is a fantastic player. Two footed and plays much more vertically rather than horizontally. He can easily get around a player, make a run, and make a good passes. Brings a little steel to the midfield. He is just a fraction slow, and hope he learns the sliding challenge from Smash. If he was a little bit faster he would be the works.

  29. K_legit in Oz
    February 10, 2013

    I am really liking this 10pm kickoff 😀

  30. KEVINO17
    February 10, 2013

    Alexis was fantastic for Chile. The whole team revolved around him. Maybe doing that reminded him who he is. What a stunning goal.

  31. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    Barca were fantastic. The only thing missing in this team is a fast striker. If Barca had somebody like Falcao/Eto’o, they would have scored or made something out of one of the counters. Villa is the player that has been least involved in this game. Let us see how Roura handles substitutions.

  32. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    What??? Alves replaces Adriano??? Is Adriano ok?

    • nzm
      February 10, 2013

      He picked up a knock and has been subbed as a precaution.

  33. mom4
    February 10, 2013

    OK, chocolate chip scones in the oven during the halftime(if I’ve gotta be awake I may as well be productive). Be nice and I’ll share 😉 .

      • mom4
        February 10, 2013

        Not really, just hit them with some raw (turbinado) sugar…so kinda I guess.

  34. nzm
    February 10, 2013

    After a good first half at controlling the fouling, the ref has now gone to sleep for the second half.

  35. mom4
    February 10, 2013

    Geez, one of those should’ve gone in!

    • Blau-Grenade
      February 10, 2013

      Oh yeah… Tello warming up. He has some pace to burn.

  36. mom4
    February 10, 2013

    Oooooo that was just too darn nice. Villa!

  37. mom4
    February 10, 2013

    Alexis and Villa back! Pedro back for some time now. This bodes well!!!! And the nnew baby gets some love.

    • mom4
      February 10, 2013

      Ha ha…Ray and Phil wondering about guaje’s goal celebration. They have to keep on top of the baby situation at Barca. Situation changes daily.

  38. nzm
    February 10, 2013

    Messi is really really wanting to score more today. Wonder why?? 😆

  39. dean
    February 10, 2013

    Anyone got another bein stream the last one died

  40. barca96
    February 10, 2013

    Where did my comment disappear to?

    Would love Tello to get some time. Loads of space for him.

  41. nzm
    February 10, 2013

    Great game for Song today, so far. Working well with double-teaming.

  42. nzm
    February 10, 2013

    Wow – that was almost penalty on Alexis.

    Should have at least been a yellow for a late tackle.

    • replayed
      February 10, 2013

      It looked a like a pen to me. Keeper missed the ball, but not Alexis.

      • nzm
        February 10, 2013

        But Alexis had already played the ball.

          • nzm
            February 10, 2013

            Because the ball had already gone. Can’t give a penalty when the ball is heading out of play. A yellow at best.

            If the ball had remained in play and Alexis had a chance to get it and was then fouled, then a penalty would have been the correct decision.

          • replayed
            February 10, 2013

            Alexis didn’t head the ball hard enough to send it straight out of bounds. The ball slowly dribbled out. It can be argued he could have gotten to it had he not been taken out by the keeper.

          • nzm
            February 10, 2013

            Or the keeper would have gotten to it first, if he had not fouled Alexis!

            But Alexis would have had to have been Superman to get to that ball first.

  43. Jim
    February 10, 2013

    Sorry went to make breakfast and forgot I was on live pause and about an hour behind the rest now . All good though 🙂

    • nzm
      February 10, 2013

      Yup – on for Alexis which I think is precautionary after his knock with the GK.

  44. nzm
    February 10, 2013

    Pique calling for a sub for Puyol. Masch coming on. I think that Puyol was hurt in that tackle where he went to ground.

  45. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    Thats the striker I love. Tello. This is why I love this guy. No dilly dallying. Get the ball and score!!!

    • elacule
      February 10, 2013

      i first read this as

      “Tello Gazello” either way ~

  46. K_legit in Oz
    February 10, 2013

    Tello’s finishing is just plain lethal!

  47. Ryan
    February 10, 2013

    Oh hi there Tello! Wanting to prove a point there, eh?

  48. Jafri
    February 10, 2013

    This is why I love Tello. Passing around in the box? What passing around in the box?

  49. mom4
    February 10, 2013

    10 minutes for Messi to get 2 goals. Does that make me a greedy cule?

    • Blau-Grenade
      February 10, 2013

      It makes you a jealous Cule. You just want him to keep pace with Thong boy.

  50. Jafri
    February 10, 2013

    Sigh. And then that garbage first touch. Oh Tello.

  51. replayed
    February 10, 2013

    Clean sheet? What clean sheet?

    • nzm
      February 10, 2013

      Alvaro – the ex-Espanyol player who scored last season to level the derbi at 1-1!

      • Ryan
        February 10, 2013

        One of those (many) young Spanish players who are winning everything in sight in the younger international tournaments. Although I think that’s the one time where they didn’t win the tournament (a shocker nowadays!)

        • nzm
          February 10, 2013

          ? I’m talking about the Liga Espanyol – Barca derbi last season that finished 1-1.

          Not sure which tournament you’re talking about?

  52. nzm
    February 10, 2013

    Tello benefited hugely from Messi keeping the GK over to one side. Nice curler to finish.

    • Blau-Grenade
      February 10, 2013

      I would agree with that. He has been amazing.

    • replayed
      February 10, 2013

      Song was good, but Iniesta (he of the prehensile feet) coughs discreetly.

      • nzm
        February 10, 2013

        Nope – Song has been absolutely solid at both ends of the pitch. Like Busi, his contribution is often invisible.

        • replayed
          February 10, 2013

          Song: 119 Touches, 91% Pass Completion.

          Iniesta: 159 Touches, 96% Pass Completion. 1.5 Assists. Goal. Feet.

          I love Song, but come on.

          • nzm
            February 10, 2013

            Completion rates – statistics!

            What was the outcome of those completion rates?

            How many intercepts and recovered balls did Song make in comparison to Iniesta?

            If you’re going to make a judgement based entirely on completion rates and results up one end of the pitch, then you may as well assess the match on paper, rather than watch it.

          • dean
            February 10, 2013

            Yha I’m not buying this song love-in, I mean he had a stellar game, but he was errant in the beggining and at other times, Iniesta was breath-taking from whistle to whistle. Even on a curve, Iniesta was easily my Motm

          • nzm
            February 10, 2013

            You don’t have to buy anything Dean. You see what you see!

  53. nzm
    February 10, 2013

    Man – Getafe getting away with strings of fouls.

  54. Jim
    February 10, 2013

    Iniesta has just been phenomenal today. I’m laughing at some of his touches.

    • replayed
      February 10, 2013

      Like I just said, prehensile feet.

  55. nzm
    February 10, 2013

    Did you see how Alves out-sprinted Thiago to keep that ball in play? That, son, is the example that you should be following!

    • Jim
      February 10, 2013

      To be fair to Thiago he’s played the whole game but yeah a good example.

    • Blau-Grenade
      February 10, 2013

      Not a fan of the swagger slow run of Thiago.

    • Ryan
      February 10, 2013

      Dani’s also got 45 minutes more rest in those legs!

      • nzm
        February 10, 2013

        It wasn’t so much that Dani got there first, that Thiago didn’t even try to make the effort. He was trotting.

  56. Blau-Grenade
    February 10, 2013

    Missed header by Messi!! He should have put it on Target.

  57. nzm
    February 10, 2013

    Wow – 5 goals from 5 different players! Awesome!

    Ini benefiting from some great Messi work when he really wanted the goal for himself!

    • nzm
      February 10, 2013

      Definitely mine! An understated match of brilliance from him today. He’s been everywhere.

    • KEVINO17
      February 10, 2013

      If Song isn’t at least as good as Busquets, I’ll eat my internet feed

      • mom4
        February 10, 2013

        Song is very very very good. Busquets is the best. Internet feed tastes better with a little sugar I hear. 🙂

        • elacule
          February 10, 2013

          or a tasty chocolatey-chip scone…

    • Blau-Grenade
      February 10, 2013

      Song was the holding midfielder in charge today. He swept almost everything, and transitioned the ball from defence to offence brilliantly. He loves to beat players and make a pass. Love that kind of game.

    • Jim
      February 10, 2013

      Not even close for me. I thought Song played well and for the first time looked like he fitted into a Barcelona team skill wise but he’s facing the play the whole time and doesn’t have to be particularly creative. That was a world class performance from Iniesta.

      • nzm
        February 10, 2013

        Watch again, Jim. Just watch Song with his movements, his interceptions and his ability to get between the players.

        Amazing performance which was outshadowed by some of the flashier limelighters on the pitch.

        • Jim
          February 10, 2013

          Just watched it :).

          As I said Song played very well and i dont want to get nto a position of knocking him at all. i thought this was his best performance for us but against a team that didnt really press well up front or in midfield at all. They looked slow. None of the skills you mention are particularly difficult for someone playing at this level with a poor level of pressing . With Xavi missing Iniesta had a big job on his hands, one he hasn’t always risen to. However, today his passing, vision, dribbling and even, for him, stamina were all top notch. He did some things with the ball that were close to impossible.

          Still, each to his own…. And at least it turned out an easy game for us and its good we have a number of candidates for MOTM 🙂

          • nzm
            February 10, 2013

            You could say the same that the level of opposition made Ini look good too, yes? 😆

            Against a better opposition, he may well likely have not had the space nor the time to do what he did.

  58. Ryan
    February 10, 2013

    This noon kickoff really has the Camp Nou louder than normal. The 6 goals helped too!

  59. K_legit in Oz
    February 10, 2013

    Thiago is some player! He gave the ball away sometime but his recovery effort is bestial! And two assists as well!

    • mom4
      February 10, 2013

      Yeah, nzm…tell j what K just said. ;-D

      • nzm
        February 10, 2013

        See K-legit’s comment about giving the ball away? 😀

        He was still sloppy at times which against a better opposition may have led to effective counter-attacks. 😀 It’s one thing to pop up and look good during a goal-scoring phase, and another to play well for the entire game.

        It was a great effort from Thiago today – and made better by the support and quick thinking that he received from Messi, Song and Iniesta when they scrambled to recover some of his passes that weren’t entirely on target.

        I’m a bit concerned that he seemed to tire at the end of it. I realise that he hasn’t had much match time, but he’s still gotta have more juice than that in his young legs.

          • nzm
            February 10, 2013

            hmm.. where have I heard that before?? 😆

            That will depend on what’s between his ears!

        • Jnice
          February 10, 2013

          Thiago also made several recoveries of his own. Seconds before our first goal, Song gets caught in possession, Getafe break but Thiago pokes ball away.

    • Jim
      February 10, 2013

      Yeah I liked Thiago today. Still think he tires a bit but that will come. In general a good game but they were awful.

  60. mom4
    February 10, 2013

    Shame Messi can’t get an assist for creating that Ini goal.

  61. mom4
    February 10, 2013

    So now Barca leads the assist table with Ini (13), Messi(9),Cesc(9). Next closest is a 6 way tie for 4th place with 6 assists. That’s pretty cool.

  62. nzm
    February 10, 2013

    Have to say that I liked the subs today and the timing of them, although Alves and Masch were for preventative purposes rather than intentional, most likely.

    Tello is an effective super sub when the opposition is tiring.

  63. andrecito
    February 10, 2013

    cuenca starting on the wing for ajax!
    watching him in an ajax uni has got me wondering..
    why dont we send more of our top youngens there?..
    they’d be safe with f. de boer as coach..
    i think it could be really helpful..

  64. Tank
    February 10, 2013

    What a wonderful way to start a day.

    Concerning the MOTM debate: I’m all in for Iniesta. Yes, that was Song’s best game in a Barcelona game and it was a genuinely fine game… but he did make the odd mistake. I remember that 1 or 2 times he lost the ball just in front of our defence. And for a Barcelona defensive midfielder that is 1 or 2 times too much. (I guess Busquets averages about 0,3 or so lost balls in front of the defence a game.)

    I saw his runs, the positive effect of his physical energy and his interceptions and it was all really fine, but my point is, that for a defensive midfielder at FC Barcelona, a lost ball in front of the back four is a no-go. You hardly can make up for it by excelling in other areas.

    As I said, really strong game, Song showed that he can be trusted against “normal” opponents in La Liga especially if they don’t press a lot, but he has a way to go before he reaches Busquets’ level.

    Iniesta on the other hand… wonderful, marvellous, magisteeeeeerial!! Today was a strong case for playing Iniesta in the middle and letting him drift to the left as he wishes. Was definitely in Zidane-territory today.

    • KEVINO17
      February 10, 2013

      Where does the 0.3 figure come from? I’ve seen Busquets misplace lots of passes and put his team under pressure.
      You can denigrate Song all you like, but he is a more complete package than Busquets. Just as good defensively, but with a bigger offensive arsenal.

      • Tank
        February 10, 2013

        The 0,3 figure is just my estimate. Note that I’m not talking about missed passes in general but about giveaways in front of the defence.

        I honestly can’t see how I’m denigrating Song. I criticise his mistakes and praise his strenghts. By doing that I try to find an estimation of his contribution to the team that is as unbiased as possible. I’m not saying that he shouldn’t be a part of the team or something like this.

        If by saying that Song “is a more complete package than Busquets” you mean that Song is a better player than Busquets, I can’t follow you. Busquets reading of the game, his positional awarenes, both offensively and defensively, and his short passing ability is paralleled only by Xavi.

        If you want to say that Song simply has a wider array of characteristics than Busquets, you could be right. His game has a physical dimension that Busquets is lacking. But for me that doesn’t make him a better player than Busquets. Neither offensively or defensively. Maybe he could be a better player than Busquets for a counter atacking team, but certainly not for Barca.

        I’m beginning to get the impression that criticism towards players is not very welcome at barcelonafootballblog. Even if the criticism is quite levelled.

  65. rocherto
    February 10, 2013

    Just got back to my hotel from the match.
    I must say that I was absolutely delighted with my first time ever seeing the boys live.
    What a great match 6 goals from six different players. I was sitting between two local members who were very kind to a “tourist.” What an experience I thought the team played very nice today. The crowd was phenomenal. Even the gentleman’s son on my left who was only 3 yrs old was telling the ref off!! Right at the very end of the match when Pique was making a run to the front we were all yelling for him to score. An absolute delight:)

    • Blau-Grenade
      February 10, 2013

      Hey Rocherto, Can we please have a match account and a player rating from you. It is totally different when you see the match live compared to what is shown on Television.

      • rocherto
        February 10, 2013

        I did.. Sorry it is short but I am drained. It is down at the bottom now.
        Hey thanks again Blau-Grenade for the tips 🙂

  66. February 10, 2013

    The post match comments are awesome. It’s why in a way I’m glad I don’t do ratings any longer because I just don’t have time. Because when you read the comments, it’s clear that it’s going to be difficult for certain players to get a shot.

    Watched about a half-hour of the match on the big TV, long enough to see Messi miss a couple of golden chances, long enough for me to wonder what the word would be if Sanchez missed those chances. Saw Song kicking out the jams, but “he made the odd mistake.” Everybody did. Iniesta was delightful, but he is always delightful, even when his efforts are like whipped cream — lovely but superfluous.

    It was a very fine team performance. The breakdown in the aftermath sometimes becomes a simple question of who people like. It also tends to reduce the contributions of excellent players to goals. I recall when I would give Messi a average to mediocre rating for a match in which he scored goals, and people would call me a biased jackass. But it’s simple: A match is so much more than goals. Yes, goals are the tally, but goals aren’t the everything.

    Something similar is the Iniesta stat cited above, about completed passes and passing percentage, compared to Song. Statistics. Bah! What about effectiveness! Messi’s shots to goals conversion rate is amazingly high, but still below 30%. Statistics? Dunno about those. Watch the match, and evaluate the effectiveness of a player on the outcome.

    Recall that Atletico match. Adriano’s stats weren’t that gaudy, but his effect on that match was colossal. I reckon my point is that players are more than statistics, and their effect on a match can be measured in ways that are often quantifiable, but just as often not. Busquets is a classic example. His effect on a match can never be measured by statistics, when you consider how he influences play. Keita was the same way.

    I’m about to settle down and watch in full on the big TV, rather than some on the big TV, some via mobile while pedaling my fool head off to nowhere. Probably have more to say then, but maybe not. Anyhow, just my .05.

    • Tank
      February 10, 2013

      Of course Iniesta (and others) made mistakes too. My point is that for a DM a certain type of mistake is really something that shouldn’t happen too often. And today it happened to Song more often than we are accustomed too. That is of course because with Busquets we have the ultimate DM.

      Again, Song made a good game. It was a step forward for him and I’m looking forward to see him again feature for us. But thinking that he already is at a level where you can’t find any mistakes and characteristics in his game that he could improve on. He is a decent member of our squad and I have no problem with playing him against most La Liga opponents even if he doesn’t improve anymore. But if he wants to be an integral part of our team, if he wants to be a player that you can start in an important CL game or a Clasico, he has to improve.

      • Tank
        February 10, 2013

        I meant:

        But thinking that he already is at a level where you can’t find any mistakes and characteristics in his game that he could improve on, is a mistake.

        • February 10, 2013

          This is absolutely true, Tank. But that’s also true of all of our players. After all if they were perfect, they’d never lose a match (ah, dreams).

          • Tank
            February 11, 2013

            I’m not speaking about perfection. There is no such thing like a perfect player or a perfect performance etc.. But there is a level of performance, although being far from perfect, that is good enough to spare a player from all sorts of criticism. When a player accomplishes all tasks associated with his role on the field, he is, in this sense, perfect.

            When for example Puyol wins every defensive battle in a game, is always well positioned, doesn’t misplace an easy ball and makes no defensive mistakes, he has pretty much made a perfect game. And if he does so regulary we can speak of a perfect season. Of course he could have played even better. Scoring 30 goals for example. But that’s not part of the basic tasks associated with his role as a CB.

            Song makes plenty of good contributions to the team but he is not perfect in the above sense. That is because he makes mistakes in one of the core tasks associated with his role as a DM. And that is: never lose the ball easily in front of the defence.

            There are players who play in this sense a perfect season. Messi is the obvious example. Busquets being another. Iniesta did so yesterday. Song didn’t and that’s okay. But to be an integral part of this team you have to at least come close to this sort of perfection. Maybe Song can be that one day, now he isn’t.

    • barca96
      February 10, 2013

      watch in full on the big TV, rather than some on the big TV

      ?
      I’m lost.

      • Ryan
        February 10, 2013

        He watched only some of the game on his big TV, the rest of it on a stream. So now he’ll watch the entire match on the big TV.

    • barca96
      February 10, 2013

      I didn’t see open goal misses from Messi Kxevin. There was only one chance, it was blocked. Not really an easy thing when you have so many bodies. And the header. He really should very Donegal better with the header. But other than that, it wasn’t a comestibles of misses like Alexis had done so often in the past.

    • halili
      February 11, 2013

      Sorry man but your comments regarding Messi and Song are starting to become ridiculous.

      First about Song – he had a nice game yesterday but his game in the first half was far from perfect. His problem is that the keeps the ball too long to himself. Watch Busy, he almost never gets tackled because the ball is flying around. As far as I remember Song was lying on the ground few times yesterday. Second half was much better, probably he was told what to do better and also the result was 2:0 up already. There is also one other aspect of your simpathy towards our players, but I shall leave it to some other times.

      Regarding Messi – you sound like a person that wants to be on a different level by critisizing Messi all the time. You know,”he is actually not that good and I am the only one who can see that…” Bullshit. Getafe was tackling him perfectly yesterday, maybe because they are still reminded about THAT goal. But still he managed to score, to hit a post and pass few wonderful balls to his teammates. And it was his 13th consecutive match to score. But you are right, he is not that good…

  67. barca96
    February 10, 2013

    I’m happy that the match was early and most importantly, all 6 different scorers. We really need everyone to chip in.

  68. barca96
    February 10, 2013

    And I’m happy that it’s such a tough decision to choose a MOtM. That means we have more than 1 standout performer. We need that.

  69. barca96
    February 10, 2013

    But Eredivisie is at least 1 step below La Liga. Ajax may have the same system and a good manager but what is the point when you are not competing against one of the best? You won’t be able to improve.

    Listen, I’m from Holland and I’m an Ajax fan but it is what it is.

    Look at Gabri, Oleguer. I don’t want Cuenca to go the same way.

  70. barca96
    February 10, 2013

    -Nzm is right about Iniesta. I was commenting during the match that Iniesta wasn’t pressured at all. It was like when I join in the U12 match during training.

    -Kevin, Song can be good on his own. There is no need to always bring Busquets in the discussion.

    • February 10, 2013

      There is no “always,” and note that Keita was also part of that same sentence, as he often is, as well. This is because Song is shaping up to be an amalgam of those two players. Note that the comment was also complimentary.

      Relax, and it will all be fine ….

  71. barca96
    February 10, 2013

    Was really nice to see Puyol stopping Alba having a go at one of the Getafe players.

    Please read Sid Lowe’s interview with Ramos. Good one. I didn’t know that Pique and Ramos didn’t get along at all. I didn’t expect them to be best buddies but I was quite surprised. Anyone know what happened between them? I never came across articles suggesting them having problems, not even during a match.

  72. Mik
    February 10, 2013

    Delighted to see Alexis, Thiago and Song get a run out. Thiago was very selfless today, especially with the second assist for Pique. Song, Iniesta, Alexis all played well. I’d be very surprised if Villa didn’t move on this summer.

    Hoping to see more of Alexis, Thiago and Song on the pitch and more of Cesc on the bench.

    No more Iniesta on the wing, por favor! Now let’s do some Messi bashing. Only one goal? One one assist? Only created a few chances? That is unacceptable. Bench his backside.

  73. February 10, 2013

    I honestly think this is the best match we have played all season. And without Xavi or Busquets on the field!

    Not just for the goals (although they were nice), but every single player put in a strong performance. More importantly, everything clicked as a team. Aside from a few stray passes and Alba’s unfortunate header that lead to the goal, I find it hard to point out where any player put a foot wrong.

    My favourite part of the morning was reading all the tweets from canteranos marveling at the magic of Iniesta. 😀

    • Momo
      February 10, 2013

      Agreed, best match of the season for me as well. I haven’t seen that many of our players be a genuine threat in a while.

    • Barcaleya
      February 10, 2013

      Did I miss something? Were all canteranos late in appreciating Iniesta? 😀

      Did they just marvel at him today and yesterday and maybe the match before that?

      Has everyone been too busy finding the smallest thing to criticize especially when the players don’t score goals to actually realize what a gem they have in their hands?

      I marvel at him in EVERY match. Every single match. No matter how small his contribution.

      And I have marveled at him for years and years and years now 😀

      • February 10, 2013

        One of my nicknames for Iniesta is The Cheat Code. Dude is absurd.

      • February 11, 2013

        No, silly, canteranos. The kids from La Masia. Like Gerard Deulofeu, David Babunski, and Javi Espinosa. They were all tweeting about Iniesta yesterday.

  74. KEVINO17
    February 10, 2013

    I wondered during the game if the absence of Xavi liberated some of the other players. Sometimes it seems as if everything has to go through him and everybody has to circle around him. Him not being there empowered the others.
    Of course, in many circumstances, his absence might do the opposite and, in a way, his ghostly presence hovered over the field. But today wasn’t one of those days.

  75. February 10, 2013

    This match also shows the value of an early goal, against an opponent that wasn’t really organized. If you look at the RM and Valencia draws, those two opponents had a plan, and executed it: press, get physical and deny space. Getafe just seemed to want to get in the way, sort of. Any team that plays this Barça like that is going down, and it’s going to be ugly.

    A number of things struck me, post big TV viewing:

    — Song understands space in the Barça system now. You can see him watching play and moving to where he will be most useful. He really is developing into the new Keita, rather than any Busquets approximation. Through balls are also excellent. Still prone to the silly foul on those tricky little Liga dudes.

    — Iniesta, given that much space, becomes impossible to control. There is always nattering about “the next Xavi,” but I’d be hard pressed to find a better choice than Iniesta.

    — The game comes so easily for Thiago that he sometimes finds himself making errors based on how easy it all seems. “I’ll just flick that …. oops!” He’s a remarkable player who is still maturing and learning to perfect his alchemy.

    — We have to renew Adriano. Good lord, has he come into his own this season. He just eats up space, and the one play where he out-turboed a Getafe attacker, turned and fired a perfect pass to (Messi?) to flip the attack was just remarkable. He and Alves are an either/and, rather than an either/or.

    — Sanchez played a typical match for him, except that this time he scored a goal, and I might add a goal of immensely more difficulty than the ones he has missed recently. The goal also came as a natural consequence of the flow of play, as his goals usually do, rather than him doing some striker stuff. Interesting. And his defense. Even if he never scored again, I’d play him just for his insane tracking back. His slide tackles are improving, as well.

    His is a complex situation because like Iniesta, scoring isn’t the point. Facilitating scoring is the point, with the occasional bonus goal to make things all purty. I hope the club keeps him, even as it wouldn’t entirely shock me if he is sold this summer, particularly if the Neymar thing happens.

    — Wonder what people think of Roura’s rotation/substitution policies now?

    — That daylight business was weird.

    • KEVINO17
      February 10, 2013

      I would pick Alexis every day of the week too. But the problem is that his best side (on the right) is also Pedro’s best side. I would like to play both, but in that case, who goes over to the left?

      • February 10, 2013

        No quandary for me. Sanchez is more versatile than Pedro in the attack in his movement, space making and passing. In a side in which everyone is on form (Villa, Sanchez) Pedro is the super sub.

        • February 10, 2013

          Oh, and Tello! The club needs a player like him. I vacillate on him, then he goes and does something like he did today. Ultimately I just don’t think that the things he offers are going to overcome his deficiencies, though.

          • KEVINO17
            February 10, 2013

            I agree with you. But I think politics means Pedro has to play.

    • bhed
      February 10, 2013

      Great analysis – agree with almost everything, except that Alves and Adriano are an either-or proposition. Dani had some good offensive moments later on, but I still think he’s shaky defensively, and even on offense, he had many more bad passes/crosses than good ones. It makes me sad, but I think he’s done as a key contributor to the squad.

      • February 10, 2013

        Based on recent form, he seems to be approaching his traditional level of effectiveness. We’ll see if it’s sustained.

        Alves will be the complexity, I think, in that Adriano will feel like he’s ready for regular, first-team football somewhere.

        • bhed
          February 10, 2013

          Offensive effectiveness perhaps, but it just doesn’t seem like he’s that interested in defending. Not sure Montoya is the answer yet, but Adriano definitely is more balanced, and gives me more confidence. Too bad he’s so delicate.

          • February 10, 2013

            I know. I also think that the either/or is going to rear its head this summer, when players are going on the block. Both will want first-team football, and with Alba being the fixture on the left, the right is in play. Adriano for some reason seems more effective on the right than on the left.

          • February 10, 2013

            Adriano for some reason seems more effective on the right than on the left.

            Which is hilarious, because last season we were all cringing when Adriano played on the right.

  76. Momo
    February 10, 2013

    Fantastic match! Well worth getting up at 6 am for.

    The iniesta and thiago combination in midfield is breath taking, they complement each other so well. Iniesta is having the best stretch of form in his career, which is why he needs to be placed centrally, even if it means Cesc is shown the bench or played up front IMO.

    Song had his best match in the colors by far, as many of the others noted. His technical ability is sublime, and it seems like he’s been really studying the Busi role well.

    Can’t help but wonder if the result in valencia would have been different had we played with iniesta in the middle and some real width on the left…

    In other news, Athletico are losing 2-0 to Rayo. La liga seems to be pretty wrapped up at this point and I’m expecting some heavy rotation from the coaching staff to keep our best players as fresh as possible for the business end of the season.

  77. February 10, 2013

    In another funny note, watched a bit of the Milan match, and Robinho (?!) was apparently getting on Krkic about whining about calls less and playing more. Robinho! This is a crazy world we live in.

  78. nia
    February 10, 2013

    No more Messidependency. It’s good to see other people scoring. Happy for ‘Lexus’ as well. (I think lately, it’s more ‘Cristianodependency’, kkkk)

    • February 10, 2013

      Well, Barça is a team with no officially designated striker, so when the system works as it is supposed to, everybody can score goals. The potential is there. So Xavi makes those runs into the box, Sanchez makes them, Pique makes them, Villa makes them, etc, etc.

      When it works it’s a thing of beauty. It still hasn’t really worked against an aggressive, physical, pressing opponent, dating back to Chelsea of last season. So there is that hurdle to be overcome. But given the form that the side is in right now, I suspect they are getting their leaping shoes on.

  79. Mik
    February 10, 2013

    I wouldn’t read too much into this match at all. Except to say that Alexis needs to play more. Real test will come the likes of RM and quality opponents in the CL. Not against teams like Getafe who didn’t turn up and looked in a hurry to get home for a late lunch or early dinner.

  80. February 10, 2013

    Rayo did it. That’s 12 points on ATM, 16 on RM. That gap is an absolute boon, as it means rotation, rotation, rotation. Suddenly, dropping points in the Liga ain’t so bad. And the craziness looming:

    Sat. Granada
    Wed. Milan
    Sat. Sevilla
    Tues. RM at Camp (Copa)
    Sat. RM away (Liga)

    That there is an intense block of matches. Win them all and this team becomes epic.

    • Tank
      February 10, 2013

      Sounds terrifying/marvellous!

      You’re the one who doesn’t care about the Copa, right? Would you go as far as rotating the squad in the Copa Clasico in order to rest them for the Liga Clasico? It’s an interesting case because the logic of “Doesn’t matter if it’s a Copa match because it’s a Clasico!” doesn’t apply here because the La Liga game is also a Clasico.

      • February 10, 2013

        Yep. I would be rotating the hell out of everything that isn’t Champions League. And I would use a lot of B-teamers for the away Classic, just to flip them the bird in their house.

        Good results against Granada and Sevilla would stamp the Liga PAID, even though it pretty much is anyhow. The only important match on that list that should get our best lineup is that Milan match. Man, I’d love to kill the tie at their house with 2-3 away goals.

        • Tank
          February 10, 2013

          So you wouldn’t play the best lineup in both Clasicos?! That sounds weird. Let’s assume that La Liga is secured once the Copa Clasico arrives, why not play our best players in that game? Because they could get injured and miss a CL tie? Resting them for La Liga doesn’t make sense since we assumed that the Liga is won. And the next CL match is some time away.

          • February 10, 2013

            Liga and Champions League would be my priority. The Liga lead gives comfort in being able to rotate and not worry too much about dropping points. The Champions League match against Milan next week would be the match that got my best available lineup, keeping those players as fresh and rested as possible. Everything else would be secondary to that goal.

            My view of the Copa is the same, irrespective of the opponent. That it is RM in the semis makes me absolutely no nevermind. Rotation, rotation, rotation. So I would do a rotation for Granada, try to destroy Milan, then see how my key players felt before the Sevilla match.

            After that, I would evaluate things for the Copa match, with an eye toward keeping them fresh and injury-free for the stretch run. Think of the value fresh players would have been in that Chelsea tie. How do we know they weren’t fresh? Fresh players concentrate, and finish well. Them lads looked tired at the end of a looong season, short rotation and too damned many matches with RM.

            Many are thinking “beat RM.” I’m thinking, “Win the big two.”

          • Tank
            February 11, 2013

            I can understand your logic. The difference between us is about how much we value the Copa trophy. But that is of course open to debate.

      • G6O
        February 10, 2013

        This is the semifinal – we get past them and whoever we play in the final, which is a single game at the end of the season, we’ll probably beat. And that’s a trophy.

        So it makea absolutely no sense to rotate anyone in the Copa Classico, we have to win that one.

        We can probably afford to rotate in the Liga Classico but only if don’t end up shipping a large number of goals – B team or not, that would be a stain on the club’s reputation, and given how EE can score a lot of goals if given the space, this is not at all as unlikely as people think. The truth is we’ve been lucky in several recent games against them that their finishing has been atrocious, and that was with the best squad available for those games.

        Play the B team against Granada and Sevilla, go 100% in the other games.

        Of course, we know Messi will play every single minute in all of them, but if we at least rotate the other players that would help a lot

        • KEVINO17
          February 10, 2013

          What is truly amazing about this Barca team is the outstanding depth. They really could put a “second” eleven on the pitch (with Messi) and it would probably be the second best team in the world. RM has nothing like the same depth.

          • February 10, 2013

            I wouldn’t get carried away. RM is still the second-best team in the world. They had key players out, and still played us to a draw in the first leg of the Copa semis. Their midfield/attack can offer DiMaria, Ozil, Modric, Xabi Alonso and Khedira. That is depth in that they have a world-class player to call upon no matter what happens.

            No Marcelo, Pepe or Ramos? Okay. They came out with Carvaho, a relic that still has guile, Varane, who was a one-man battleship AND scored the tying goal. No, they are plenty deep, and finding their form at the right time for their Champions League aspirations, the only big title they have left to shoot for.

  81. Jafri
    February 10, 2013

    I was hoping Ateletico would stay more than 4 points above Real. I have a feeling they’re going to swap positions very soon…

    • Tank
      February 10, 2013

      The more points between us and the second placed team, the better. But of course I prefer to have Real in third place…

  82. alpinegroove
    February 10, 2013

    OT: are soccer matches, and sports in general, televised in slower-than-real-life speeds?

    • replayed
      February 10, 2013

      Are you wondering if Ray Hudson speaks even faster in real life?

      • alpinegroove
        February 10, 2013

        No, whether players run even faster in real life.

        • ooga aga
          February 11, 2013

          NO, ITS THE SAME, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT YOUR WATCH AND REALIZE 45 MINUTES HAVE GONE BY AT THE END OF THE HALF.

    • barca96
      February 10, 2013

      No wonder he wanted to score so badly. So nice that he got it at the end.

  83. rocherto
    February 10, 2013

    I would love to go all in on a review but I am way too tired from celebrating the tremendous match we all watch today. The talk in the pub eventually led to who do you think the motm was. And for some reason they asked me first because I was an American who maybe had a different perspective. I said it was a toss up between Song and Inesta. Song did well and I think for adjusting to this squad it is finally starting to click. Inesta was just… Well what can I tell you some of is touches were just unreal and we didn’t get to see the replays until later.

    Song…Inesta… Hell the whole team was massive today!!!

    Would love to discuss more but I gotta get some sleep. I am sure there will be more talk of this during the week.

    Zzzzzzzzzzz……

  84. barca96
    February 10, 2013

    Sorry Kxevin. But if you read properly therefore is no X between the K and E 😉 I remember you saying many years back that you hate people addressing you as Kevin instead of Kxevin. That comment about is to the Kevin017.

  85. barca96
    February 10, 2013

    @ Kevin017

    he (Song) is a more complete package than Busquets.

    But so is Ronaldo but that doesn’t make him better than Messi right?

    And I disagree that we have a stronger bench than Madrid.

    Coentrao, Essien, Varane, Kaka, Modric, Higuain.

    Adriano, Montoya, sMasch, Thiago, dos Santos Villa.

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