Barca v Copenhagen: Champions League match comments post

Sorry about the absence of a LiveBlog, folks!

Here’s the starting lineup: Pinto, Alves, Pique, Puyol, Abidal, Busquets, Mascherano, Maxwell, Iniesta, Messi, Villa

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  1. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    No LB suits me cause im watching on TV and cant liveblog on my mobile….hmmm this smells like a WIN

  2. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    barcastuff : xavi felt some pain this morning during the last
    training, that’s why he doesn’t start tonigt

    aaaah snap!

  3. Vj
    October 20, 2010

    Not to be Hectored, I’ll repeat my comment..

    Ughh Pinto’s braids match with the stripes on his jersey… YUCK!

  4. Tajh
    October 20, 2010

    English stream for anyone looking **

  5. Nav
    October 20, 2010

    Oh man I’m excited. (Treating the comments as live blog, HAH!)

  6. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    holy crap! messi goes waaay too far but still hits the post

  7. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    that was villa sorry

    y is no one else commenting? 🙁

  8. Nav
    October 20, 2010

    Barca has started a lot better than they did against Valencia.

  9. Tajh
    October 20, 2010

    guys there’s 2 match comment post up……1 from Isiah and 1 from Kxevin

  10. Nav
    October 20, 2010

    Yeah… need that early goal though.

  11. ariston
    October 20, 2010

    inter is already up 3 0 in 15 minutes.

    anyway, any of you still want the liveblog? i’ve never run one, but i can give it a try if it’s possible.

  12. October 20, 2010

    Keep commenting, haha, some of us liveblog during CL because we can’t watch at work.

  13. Nav
    October 20, 2010

    Inter 3 up already? Christ. Who are they playing?

    • ariston
      October 20, 2010

      spurs. it’s supposed to be a tight match but inter leads in 2 minutes, spurs goalkeeper get sent off after just 8 minutes, and it’s 3 0 in 15.

      what a great goal by messi! 😀

  14. extreme barca fan
    October 20, 2010

    what a goaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  15. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    etoo has scored 13 goals this season? really?

  16. extreme barca fan
    October 20, 2010

    pique is playing like an attacking midfielder

  17. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    i cant believe were attacking so well without xavi!

  18. Clue(less)
    October 20, 2010

    Villa, Inieata and messi look great, we are unstoppable as a unit when playing well.

  19. extreme barca fan
    October 20, 2010

    this is the barca we know, lets hope the boys keep it up this way

  20. Clue(less)
    October 20, 2010

    Inter are not 3 goals better than Calgiari or fucking Catania let alone the Spurs, something must have happened,

    • Ryan
      October 20, 2010

      Who can blame him, with the offsides-happy linesman.

  21. ariston
    October 20, 2010

    the manager’s reaction is great after the striker stopped. hahah. he thought he was offside and stop the run. play to the whistle dude!

  22. October 20, 2010

    what the heck , there are 2 match posts, i am using this one instead now.

  23. Nav
    October 20, 2010

    lol bojan always looks like he’s on the verge of tears

  24. extreme barca fan
    October 20, 2010


  25. extreme barca fan
    October 20, 2010

    eto’o scored 2 and assisted 2 so far against tottenham

  26. extreme barca fan
    October 20, 2010


  27. October 20, 2010

    Messi shouldn’t have touched that ball and leave it for Villa to score… because he WAS offside.

  28. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    lol we are the best offside goal scoring team

  29. extreme barca fan
    October 20, 2010

    if xavi was playing none of these off-sides would have existed he just times his passes to beat the offside trap

  30. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    Put the freaking ball in!! pls!!

  31. extreme barca fan
    October 20, 2010

    great 1st half i cant believe we only scored once

  32. ariston
    October 20, 2010

    off topic,

    soccernet’s current headline:

    Inter lead ten-man Spurs 4-0 while Man United are beating Bursaspor – but the big news this evening is Wayne Rooney’s statement.

    seriously the BIG NEWS is rooney? come on.

  33. extreme barca fan
    October 20, 2010

    wow its still dangerous, we need another goal

  34. October 20, 2010

    loving what Maxwell has been doing so far. very versatile, solid and fundamental to the midfield defense. it is also valid to say he attacks a lot better without any defensive worries in his mind.

  35. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Should be 4-0 easily. EASILY. Its all fun and games when Messi gets that pass from Pique and hes offsides, but if Kobenhaven score its going to look terrible.

    I don’t think it’ll happen, but lets get another.

  36. Kari
    October 20, 2010


    The story of the half for me is the Copenhagen guy who stopped running (because he thought he was offside)

    I literally LOL’d for like 5 minutes. I still giggle when I think about it (yes, so funny, I giggle

    We should be leading by at least 4. Pique should have shot. Iniesta’s move in the box was so good, he should have got a penalty for it. Genius.

    I stand by my claim that if we had both Ghostface and Abidal, we would have won the Treble again.

    • Jnice
      October 20, 2010

      Pique did well with the pass, but he passed it too quickly.

  37. Jnice
    October 20, 2010

    We are playing well, but this is what I mean… we don’t finish our chances. Frustrating.

    • Ryan
      October 20, 2010

      Well, the two offside goals technically beat the keeper…

  38. October 20, 2010

    I hope the team won’t play 80mins good football and then drew. and yes, we must finish our chances.

  39. Nav
    October 20, 2010

    Yeah… Pique should have slotted that one in.

  40. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Iniesta tried to do the right thing, he ghosted (:D) through two defenders, one who stuck his leg in… then seconds later decided he wanted to foul to a light shoulder tap.

    Had he fallen immediately like 90% of players, he would’ve gotten the PK.

    ETO’O =O

    • Kari
      October 20, 2010

      Well, he got tugged back, and his ankle was clipped, but yeah, he should have went down sooner. Delayed reaction; or the classic “Damn, no one to pass to. I wonder if I’ll get a pen if I fall now” tactic.

  41. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Down a man and 4 goals, Spurs have as much possesion as Kobenhaven.

  42. Tajh
    October 20, 2010

    Man I didn’t know all of you where here on this post…Having me commenting by myself on the Isaiah post!!!!! I feel stupid 🙁

  43. Kari
    October 20, 2010

    Alves really needs to work on his crossing. It’s really starting to annoy me…

  44. Tajh
    October 20, 2010

    I just wish all of our future signings have that same attitude SMash has….He truly wanted to come here and is showing his worth by not complaining but learning and playing admirable..

  45. Kari
    October 20, 2010

    Hmm. We’re starting to implode for some reason. And it’s not only because Copenhagen have started the half strong.

  46. Louis
    October 20, 2010

    Really missing our maestro so far in the 2nd half. (I didn’t see the 1st)

  47. Kari
    October 20, 2010

    Messi’s starting to wake up… Here’s hoping he stays awake.

  48. October 20, 2010

    Villa should be taken off. Pedro should play if he is fit. or Bojan.

  49. Kari
    October 20, 2010

    It’s frustrating, but this is what “adapting” means. It’s not going to be all well and good.


  50. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Xavi and P! warming up. That pass from Messi to Villa was amazing. Villa needs to control that.

  51. jordi(TM)
    October 20, 2010

    Twas a foul on villa, anyway id like to see more bodies in the box, get pedro on or something

  52. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Thats why we need to finish! This should be 1-1 we are extremely lucky. What a shot!

  53. October 20, 2010

    if we really draw this one, i will withdraw myself from barca news for 2 days just to show my anger. #@$^$&*TJY

  54. jordi(TM)
    October 20, 2010

    lol at this santin guy, conspirators would say we’ve paid him out.

  55. Tajh
    October 20, 2010

    Im guessing this Santin guy is a fan of ours!!!!

  56. jordi(TM)
    October 20, 2010

    why are our final passes so casual? ITS ONLY 1-0 guys!

  57. jordi(TM)
    October 20, 2010

    why was villa taken out> Fail.

  58. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Alves with the inch perfect tackle!

  59. Kari
    October 20, 2010

    Brilliant tackle Alves.

    Frustrating game for Villa.

  60. Kari
    October 20, 2010

    By the by, I don’t think that he should have been taken off. He was getting closer and closer.

    It’s really psychological.

  61. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Yes I also disagree with his substitution.

  62. October 20, 2010

    he has been given 70 mins and he didnt score. he is deservedly subbed out to me. and at the end of that 70mins, he was walking around.

    • jordi(TM)
      October 20, 2010

      We have no options in the box at all now.None.

  63. jordi(TM)
    October 20, 2010

    We have 0 striker in the box now :/

  64. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    This referee has been embarassing. A booking for that? And what was the foul he called on Iniesta a minute ago?

  65. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Villa would’ve scored from Pique’s pass but Messi took it.

  66. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Alves off the post! We need more of that though. Not scared to take the shot from just inside the box. If we can score those we’d have 5-6 a game.

  67. Tajh
    October 20, 2010

    Inter 4 Spurs 3…i wonder if they can come back!!

  68. Tajh
    October 20, 2010

    FINALLY the walk-in goal we have been playing for…lolz!!!

    • Tajh
      October 20, 2010

      All i have to say from the Inter match is Gareth Bale!!! what a player!!!!

  69. October 20, 2010

    so we can only score the second goal when we are THAT close to the goal…

    good game, we won, we were spectacular in every way except putting it in the net.

  70. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Gareth Bale has been an up and coming player since he was at Soton.
    But now, he’s the real deal. If we ever sign a left sided player, I’d love him to play. He’s amazing.
    A second half hat trick from the boy!

  71. Jnice
    October 20, 2010

    I was about to go nuts if we won by only 1. We still have these finishing issues. Good game, though.

    • Helge
      October 20, 2010

      Yap, he’s the true gem of the EPL. Bale >>> Rooney (I know they don’t play the same position, but still Bale is pure class and I wouldn’t say no to him – as opposed to Rooney)

  72. Jim
    October 20, 2010

    We really need to look at the lack of threat in the box. For me, Alves needs to be a lot better with his crosses but to be fair there is very little to aim at. We need to have players bursting into the box from midfield. Villa was often the only option. I don’t know what he has to do to score but it’ll come. Certainly wouldn’t have taken him off. I’d have put Pedro on as well. Imo, our problem stemmed from playing two DMs at home. This left a huge pressure on Iniesta to create as neither Masch nor Busi do.

    Nice to see us getting a huge slice of luck at the end. We’re about due it.

  73. Ryan
    October 20, 2010

    The other two teams in our group played to a 0-0 draw; probably the best we could hope for eh? It’d be nice if the last few games of the group stage were inconsequential, then we could then give some of our starters a rest.

  74. Jim
    October 20, 2010

    Hey, looks like Scottish football might be on the up. Rangers could easily have beaten Valencia. 🙂

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