Barca v Copenhagen: Champions League match comments post

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

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  1. jordi(TM)
    October 20, 2010

    why was villa taken out> Fail.

  2. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Alves with the inch perfect tackle!

  3. Kari
    October 20, 2010

    Brilliant tackle Alves.

    Frustrating game for Villa.

  4. 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.

  5. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    Yes I also disagree with his substitution.

  6. October 20, 2010

    Pep iis angry at Villa, and how can he not.

  7. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    This sucks

  8. 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.

  9. jordi(TM)
    October 20, 2010

    We have 0 striker in the box now :/

  10. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    great xavi gets a stupid yellow

  11. 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?

  12. Josep
    October 20, 2010

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

  13. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    no it was iniesta

  14. Nav
    October 20, 2010

    What’s the score guys?

    • October 20, 2010

      6-0 including offside goals. true score 1-0

  15. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    the hell

  16. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010


  17. 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.

  18. Tajh
    October 20, 2010

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

  19. jordi(TM)
    October 20, 2010

    4-6-0. Blech

  20. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010


  21. Josep
    October 20, 2010

    MESSI FINALLY! The brace

  22. Tajh
    October 20, 2010

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

  23. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010


    good lord

  24. Tajh
    October 20, 2010

    FT…..A win is a win

    • Tajh
      October 20, 2010

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. Eklavya
    October 20, 2010

    Gareth Bale holy cow!!!

    • 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)

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. Jim
    October 20, 2010

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

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