Gotta Put on a Show: Barça – Ceuta

Copa Preview: Barça – Ceuta, Wednesday 4pm EST, GolTV

So you’re a Segunda B team from a provincial outpost going to the big city for a match that, on the surface, is already over. But at least you’re facing arguably the best player on the planet because what jerk would call him up with a 2-0 lead and a home game to defend it in? Lionel Messi is that player and Pep Guardiola is that asshat. Ceuta, of course, are the Segunda B team and their only shot at passing through to the next round is a 2-goal victory (2-0, 3-1, 4-2, etc) at the Camp Nou.

Given that a team consisting of just a couple of regular starters slaughtered them and really should have scored more than 2, Ceuta will not be very happy if Messi does make an appearance. The hope would be, of course, that Guardiola doesn’t have to field his big guns; he’s ensured that he won’t be fielding everyone by not calling up. That’s the hope for everyone, I think, Ceuta especially.

The squad list is Valdés, Pinto, Puyol, Bojan, Messi, Mascherano, Keita, Pedro, Milito, Maxwell, Adriano, Abidal, Nolito, Sergi Roberto, Thiago, Bartra, Jonathan Dos Santos.

Why exclude Pique, who can’t play this coming weekend against Villarreal, but include other players who will be obligated to play in what is going to be a tough match? Alves, Puyol, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Villa, and Messi were all given Tuesday off, but Puyol and Messi were called up. That suggests they won’t start, of course, so yay for Ceuta, but then, who does start?

Pinto, Adriano, Bartra, Milito, Maxwell, Thiago, Mascherano, Keita, Nolito, Bojan, Pedro.

I’d rather see JDS in the middle, but I doubt he’ll get the start over Thiago. Bartra started in the first leg, partnering Fontas, but the latter wasn’t called up, so I’m putting my money on Milito. Sergi Roberto was unimpressive (in fact, you could go so far as to say downright dreadful) in the first leg of the Supercopa against Sevilla while partnering Milito, so I’m in no hurry to see that pairing again. Granted, Ceuta is no Sevilla, but still, Bartra was great in the first leg, so why not give him another go? [Update: As crayven pointed out in the comments, it was Sergi Gomez not Sergi Roberto who partnered Milito. So consider this previous paragraph to be nonsense that you now have in your brain and will spend a lifetime getting rid of. Yay.]

We last played Ceuta in the Copa in 2000-01 in the Round of 32, which at the time was a single match. We beat them 0-3 at their ground and went on to lose to eventual champions Celta de Vigo in the semifinals. That was our last year with some lanky yahoo named Josep Guardiola in midfield, to give you some perspective. It wasn’t all that long ago, really, though it was a lifetime ago in footballing terms. We started players like Pepe Reina, Michael Reiziger, Frank de Boer, Sergi Barjuan, and Luis Enrique. Rivaldo was our brilliant playmaker, Pep our “4”, Marc Overmars our replacement for Judas Figo. Wild, right?

Anyway, now we’re a different squad and we’ll be fielding players who need time, goals, and a heavy dose of winning some freakin’ Copa matches.

Official Prediction: 2-0. Same score as last time, once again in our favor. Goals by Bojan and Pedro. Bojan will score a goal.

Time: 10pm Barcelona/local, 4pm EST/NYC, check your local time here.
TV: In the US, the match is on GolTV
Weather: 55F (13C), 30% chance of rain.

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112 Comments

  1. crayven
    November 9, 2010

    umm I think there’s a mistake here. I didn’t remember that Sevilla match but how could Sergi Roberto partner Milito in the defence, I mean he’s a midfielder. Perhaps you mean Sergi Gomez?

    • November 9, 2010

      Ah crap. Good catch.

      That’ll teach me to do these things quickly, eh?

  2. Miguel
    November 9, 2010

    are you sure it’s on goltv?

    livesoccertv says it’ll only be on “*ESPN3.com USA, GolTV-Canada” & espndeportes’ website is claiming they’ll rebroadcast it ~3 hours later, i think.

    *http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/sports/tvlistings/deportes/schedule?date=20101110&network=34&country=united%20states

    goltv’s website doesn’t have it listed either.
    *http://www.goltv.tv/index.php?date=20101110&tz=eastern&lang=es&target=programacion

    • Miguel
      November 9, 2010

      my channel guide is now saying that the ceuta v barcelona game will definitely be rebroadcast @4pm pst(~3 hours later) on espn deportes. apparently espn is giving the manchester derby priority. pshh.

    • November 9, 2010

      Not seeing it on ESPN Deportes, but my TV guide says it’s on GolTV. In HD, no less.

      • Miguel
        November 9, 2010

        i’d be careful if i were you, carnal. i’d record both if that’s a possibilities.

        i know the real v murcia game is on goltv for sure. eh.

  3. Miguel
    November 9, 2010

    dos santos & bartra didn’t play vs villarreal b this last weekend so i would hope that both are starters in the line-up. i’m sure they’ll both get some minutes, though.

  4. Brett
    November 9, 2010

    i was thinking exactly the same thing, sergi roberto in defence?? but yes it would have been sergi gomez…im sure isaiah was just testing us all though

  5. GREECE BARCA
    November 9, 2010

    Haha isaiah you remind me Reiziger!There was one time in our history with brothers de boer,reiziger,bogarde(just kill me)overmars,kluivert,cocu,zeden(kill me again)!

    • poipoi
      November 9, 2010

      hesp, mothereffin LITMANEN lol

      cocu was good though

    • poipoi
      November 9, 2010

      *http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragan_%C4%86iri%C4%87

  6. GREECE BARCA
    November 9, 2010

    This is my favourite line-up of barca as long as i am a fan:zubizaretta-dani-puyol-koeman-sergi-pep-xavi-rivaldo-messi-romario-ronaldinio!good eh?

    • stowe
      November 10, 2010

      that’s just scary! but no iniesta? xavi would be sad 🙁
      that striking trident would be about the scariest thing imaginable

      • MoSSi
        November 10, 2010

        Wait? No Ronaldo aka El Fenomino”? Imagine a trident of Messi, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho..

        Each player needs at least 2 defenders!

  7. Patrick
    November 9, 2010

    Bojangles? I fart in your general direction.

    • Kari
      November 10, 2010

      Careful, or he’ll sic his evil twin after you.

      /http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l6x2k6QiNC1qc2d3ro1_500.jpg

      Actually, that’s what Cuddly would look like if he had Thiago’s confidence and became *insert gasp of horror* a bad boy

  8. Kari
    November 9, 2010

    I shall not jinx Bojan by saying he will score. I shall not jinx Bojan by saying he will score .I shall not jinx Bojan by—

    Here’s his goal vs Vilareal last season.

    /http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBOATA6Lh_E

    Bojan should play against Vilareal, but only away from home. His first league goal as a wee lad was against them away and that above golazo was also against them away.

    …Wait a second, this isn’t a preview for Vilarreal? Oh right, there is a small matter of annihilating Ceuta at home.

    Okay, Bojan plays then. And he will score! Anyone can score against them! (Even Bojan, but goes without saying…is what all you haters said in your heads, right?! Right?!)

    • poipoi
      November 9, 2010

      he will score!!! yesss … but why are we so happy he’s the 9 vs ceuta right? xD

  9. David
    November 9, 2010

    Maybe calling up Messi is more of a psychological thing (not that Barca needs a psychological advantage). But by having him in the squad, maybe Pep’s saying to Ceuta, “Don’t worry, we’re not gonna play him…but if you start to screw with us, you’re gonna have to fear the consequences..” 🙂

  10. blitzen
    November 9, 2010

    I posted in another thread: I think Messi will start, and I think Ceuta will be quite happy with that. As individual players, I mean. They may never have another chance to be on the same field with the best player in the world and I think they will just be looking to enjoy every minute of it.

  11. GREECE BARCA
    November 9, 2010

    Well if puyol play against ceuta it will be his 500th game with barca!And it will be the 100th win of pep as coach!

  12. Jnice
    November 9, 2010

    I would like JDS to get minutes, but I would like to see Sergi Roberto also. He has been great for Barça B this season. I’m sure Thiago will start.

    I’m actually excited for this match because I feel like we’ll have a lot of chances. Dunno if we will actually put them away, though.

  13. Vicsoc8
    November 9, 2010

    My official prediction is that the camera angle will be better than it was at their stadium.

    Hope to see Bartra, Thiago, and Bojan have good games. I wouldn’t be unhappy if Dos Santos started ahead of Keita, Masch should be able to kill anything they throw at us

    • Jnice
      November 9, 2010

      “My official prediction is that the camera angle will be better than it was at their stadium.”

      LOL. Thanks goodness.

  14. Kxevin
    November 9, 2010

    6 p.m. CT, Deportes says the ESPN site. No GolTV in my neck of the woods.

    • Jnice
      November 10, 2010

      Yeah, it should be on ESPN 3/ESPN Deportes.

  15. barca96
    November 10, 2010

    I want JDS & Thiago pairing too. I hope they will score a goal early then Keita can come out for JDS. Heck, Keita doesn’t even need to start cause Fontas is not playing so we only have 3 B-teamers in the team.
    WHy wasn’t Fontas selected? He had an OK match.

  16. November 10, 2010

    If JDS doesnt start this match, I will start to worry of facing another Giovani/Bojan complication. I bet on Pep’s intelligence tonight.

  17. extreme barca fan
    November 10, 2010

    who is running the live blog??

  18. simple_barcafan
    November 10, 2010

    the pic of pep…was it his last game for barca??

  19. Diego S.
    November 10, 2010

    Would love to see Thiago and JDS starting, but it could be too risky. I say enter JDS at half time while keeping Thiago to see them pairing together.

  20. Roz
    November 10, 2010

    Abidal is in. Yesss. Go greyhound!
    *http://www.goal.com/en/news/90/france/2010/11/10/2207169/barcelonas-eric-abidal-recalled-by-france-coach-laurent

  21. cliveee
    November 10, 2010

    JDS won’t start, I believe. He is not making the cut. I think he will more likely to remain with the B team since the competition there is getting better and better, no reason to promote a semi-finished product.

    Bojan will definitely start, he belongs to this cup match and this cup match belongs to him. Let’s really hope he will score to clinch some confidence back.

    • November 10, 2010

      While I won’t argue that Thiago is a more naturally gifted player, JDS performance with the first team expressed more maturity and readiness if we judge based on their previous contributions.

      Its all about Thiago’s contract conditions, and I can only hope Pep keep things a bit balanced between the two players. No one can predict youth development after all, and it is better not to make any of the two surrender to a permanent fact already. Keep the opportunities tempting enough (and challenging enough) for both to keep pushing their effort to the extreme edge.

  22. GREECE BARCA
    November 10, 2010

    Wow!Xavi played 215 games last 4 seasons!With euro08,WC10,Confederation cup and qualifiers he has 60games at least per season!In january he turns 31!

  23. theMaginator
    November 10, 2010

    @Jnice or anyone

    I know this has been discussed already but I was hoping someone with Xbox 360 could confirm that it is going to be on XBOX 360 Via ESPN at 4:00pm EST.

    • theMaginator
      November 10, 2010

      *ESPN3.com is saying that it will have it at that time live I was just hoping it could be confirmed on XBOX Live.

      • Jnice
        November 10, 2010

        Just went on XBOX to check and yes, it will be on ESPN3 for XBOX at 4PM EST.

        • theMaginator
          November 10, 2010

          thanks jnice your the man.

  24. Kxevin
    November 10, 2010

    Abi’s returning to the bosom of Les Bleus makes me happy.

    –Has anyone been seeing the Krkic chatter? One rumor (yes, I treat them with the skepticism that they deserve, but still ….) says that he’s been telling people he will leave if he doesn’t get more first-team opportunities. His agent has said that Krkic will NOT leave in January, but that they will “reevaluate” during the summer.

    Hmmm ….

    –Puyol’s next appearance will be his 500th for us. Wow.

    –General presumption is that we are the front runners for Afellay. Which makes me suspicious. On the one hand, it’s a nice situation. On the other hand, this shouldn’t turn into a bidding war. The player’s comments, however, seem to make it very clear that we’re his preference. Stay tuned.

    • Jnice
      November 10, 2010

      Cocu’s comments make me think something is indeed going on as well.

      • Kxevin
        November 10, 2010

        Yeah, when the assistant coach is that openly vociferous, and at the same time coy ….

        Not saying it’s a done deal, but we’re clearly the front runners, based on Cocu’s comments, as well as the player’s. It would be an exciting signing, for me.

  25. Josep
    November 10, 2010

    What’s everyone’s thoughts on GDS? Personally, I think he’s a talented young player who can’t break into the squad for whatever reason.
    This, however, being an American, made me very happy.
    http://www.impre.com/laopinion/deportes/futbol/2010/11/10/suena-giovani-dos-santos-para–221487-1.html#commentsBlock

    Being from the south side of Chicago, I’ve said for a couple years since the DP rule that the Fire should get GDS. He’s not played first team football, is a great talent, and maybe most importantly, he’s Mexican.

    I’m white, but where I live most everyone is Latino. My girlfriend is hispanic, most of my friends are, and everyone I play footy with. When Blanco played, every touch he had of the ball the crowd went crazy it was pretty awesome.

    Whoa, I got way off topic. I saw this earlier too.
    barcastuff
    Despite 73 players in the Liga having made more fouls than him (12), Gerard Pique has gotten the most yellow cards so far: 6 [via sport]

    But most importantly…
    andybrassell Andy Brassell by Zonal_Marking
    O Jogo says strong chance #Benfica will sanction sale of David Luiz or Fábio Coentrão in Jan, to have cash to sort 2011/12 transfers quickly

    So what do you guys think? I mostly didn’t talk about the match today because I won’t be able to view it. 😐

    • Kari
      November 10, 2010

      The thing with Coentrao for me is that I saw him play for Portugal’s U-20 team in 2007 (the U-20 WC was in Canada that year) and he was playing as a left winger. He had a lot of skill, but he was quite the diver.

      Also, that Portugal team was a joke. Seriously.I just couldn’t take them seriously and according to the majority of the sheepish Portuguese population that year, they said it was the B U-20 team at best. All I think about when I read Coentrao is this:

      /http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1q1XY5G4Ww

      Yeah, I know he’s different now (I was surprised that his position was changed to LB!) but it’s hard to get rid of my first impression, y’know?

  26. Kxevin
    November 10, 2010

    Hey, anybody who’s under the impression that we get overly negative when our club doesn’t do well, should visit the Arsenal Offside. Whoa. But I admit that I’m always a shiny-eyed optimist when it comes to evaluating Barca (when I’m not writing match reviews, that is).

    I’m excited about today. I think we advance. I sure wouldn’t mind Murcia somehow stealing an easy goal, then just having the entire team stand inside their box and join hands. Singing of “Kumbaya” optional.

    Won’t happen, though. They (and we) should advance without too much stress. Messi has asked to be in the side today, despite Guardiola thinking that he should rest. Have to see how that one goes.

    • Diego S.
      November 10, 2010

      He probably wants to increase his goal tally.

      Last year against Cultural Leonesa Messi, Iniesta, and Xavi entered in the 2nd half.

    • Kari
      November 10, 2010

      I dunno. At our most pessimistic, we rival Marvin from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

      *http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxp1AqWleT4

      That is a feat in itself.

    • Jim
      November 10, 2010

      Do you think Pep might be letting Messi play to help get Bojan a goal?

      • blitzen
        November 10, 2010

        Um, no. If anything, Messi playing will decrease Bojan’s chances of scoring. If I’m Thiago and I have the ball and see both Bojan and Messi in scoring position…I’m passing to Messi!

  27. Helge
    November 10, 2010

    Hey, any 3-goal victory or higher would also work for Ceuta 🙂

    Would love to see Messi not play, this match should be over before it begins even without him.

  28. blitzen
    November 10, 2010

    Damn, I wish I was in Barcelona right now! With this game being so late and on a weeknight, I bet you can get really good seats! It might not be the “A” team, but it will probably be a lot of fun!

  29. Euler
    November 10, 2010

    Cocu’s comments about Afellay were both interesting and odd. Sure Cocu’s has a connection to the colors, but he’s officially employed as part of the PSV leadership. It’s very unusual for a high ranking official of a team to speak about his own player going to another club, especially with that much detail and enthusiasm.

    Cocu’s comments weren’t only detailed but very frank and open. This is PSV’s best player and most valuable asset. And he’s not only saying Afellay would be great for Barca, but is also saying that Afellay should move this winter rather than summer because it would be better for the player’s adjustment.

    Who knows what’s going to happen in the winter silly season, but this has the feeling of PSV and Barca being at least close to a deal and the two clubs setting positive expectations with cules for Afellay’s addition.

    Either that or it’s just another example of Barca “tapping up” and “unsettling” a player. First the strategy was to unsettle Cocu by having Pep use his ninja-mind tricks during one of their “friendly” phone calls. Cocu would then of course naturally unsettle Afellay.

    Highlights only give a limited sense of a player – but below is a link from the Netherlands international against Sweden. Afellay had a great match scoring his first international goals.

    What I thought was interesting about this match is that is showed off the range of his skills and you get to see that even in the highlights. Afellay plays centrally for PSV but was playing on the left in his match. On the first goal (1 minute in) he has three defenders around him with two closing – he accelerates past them to create some space and then with his left foot puts a strong shot on goal. If he tries to transfer to his right foot the defense closes him down.

    The assist Afellay provides for Holland’s third goal speaks for itself. Huntlear heads the ball in but the entire Dutch team – including the goal scorer – run over to Afellay to congratulate him for the goal. It looked as if he had scored not Huntlear. After that first goal what’s particularly impressive about the cross is that not only is it done in tight space, but it’s done with his right foot.

    Finally, Afellay’s second goal (Holland’s 4th) comes off a great counter and pass from Huntlear. But the pass was from distance and bouncing – not easy to control. Afellay makes his run this time off the right flank. Afellay shows very nice touch and control and scores his second goal – this one with his right foot. Also, not the pace to get behind the defenders and provide Huntlear with a target.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzAwihXojCk&feature=related

    • Kari
      November 10, 2010

      Well the quotes originate from Sport, so it should be taken with a boat load of salt IMO.

      • Kxevin
        November 10, 2010

        Sport does a lot of stuff, but it never makes up quotes. As I have already said, it would be an exciting signing, but I get excited about ALL of our signings.

        • Kari
          November 10, 2010

          Yeah, I know. But they do manipulate them. Who knows? Some of what Cocu said might have been months ago–after all, they did a similar thing to Henry, if memory serves me right (which, knowing me, won’t).

          Anyway, if Afellay does come, it’d be nice to have a Dutchie in the squad. It’s been weird without them.

        • MoSSi
          November 10, 2010

          As a Moroccan myself I would be very pride if he could join us, I like him as a player, he’s very direct and aggressive.. That’s 2 things our current midfielders lack or just don’t use it. Ow and he also likes to shoot from distance, in wich he’s very good at. We could use someone like that..

    • Josep
      November 10, 2010

      My thoughts on him saying he should move in the winter rather than summer is simple.

      In the winter, PSV can get money. In the summer he leaves for free. Surely thats all that means?

  30. Helge
    November 10, 2010

    Wow, AS must really be obsessed with Barca !

    On their homepage, the line-up for CdR match reads as follows:
    La alineación del Madrid para buscar el pase a octavos de final frente al Murcia es: Casillas; Arbeloa, Ramos, Albiol, Marcelona; Diarra, Granero, Pedro León, Canales, Higuaín y Benzema.

    Marcelona 😀

    • Kari
      November 10, 2010

      Pft. Zaragoza-Betis is obviously the match to watch. It’s 1-1 only 20 minutes in!

      I’ve got my Bojangles avatar ready for the match! Visca Cuddly!

  31. Kari
    November 10, 2010

    I might be able to run the liveblog; I should be home before the game.

    Put me on this “In case of emergency” list. (Although, I’ve never run it before …)

  32. cliveee
    November 10, 2010

    Madrid can’t defend without fouling.

    Hate to see them play as they dive too much. The likes of Marcelo, Pedro Leon, M. Diarra, Benzema, all of them straight-up divers.

  33. blitzen
    November 10, 2010

    I don’t know what RM is doing on the field, as I’m not watching, but they have had 5 yellow cards in the last 25 minutes! It’s only a matter of time before someone is sent off.

    • blitzen
      November 10, 2010

      Oh I was mistaken, it was the Murcia Albiol brother that got the card.

    • Diego S.
      November 10, 2010

      They’re fouling a lot indeed.

  34. Kari
    November 10, 2010

    Official: Gerard Pique has been given a 1-match ban for his red card last weekend. He misses the Villarreal game on Saturday [from barcastuff]

    So wait–Copa matches don’t count for La Liga suspensions? Well this messes up the “Get a Card vs Villareal” option I had been suggesting. Looking like Pep won’t risk him vs Almeria.

    • Diego S.
      November 10, 2010

      We shouldn’t risk him against EE or he might miss Osasuna.

  35. Diego S.
    November 10, 2010

    Anyone saw EE’s 2nd goal against Murcia ?

    It’s 101 refereeing. Ramos is not only standing in front of the keeper. He’s jumping too.

    • Josep
      November 10, 2010

      What happened exactly? I didn’t get to see it.

      • Diego S.
        November 10, 2010

        Higauin received the ball a few steps away from the Six yard area. Ramos is standing in an offside position in front of the goalkeeper. Right in front of him. Higauin shoots, Ramos jumps while still leaning on the keeper, the keeper trips and almost falls. The referee allowed it.

    • cliveee
      November 10, 2010

      Thats an intervention from any perspective, and the ref let it go. But I can’t blame them, they have to win ugly. That’s all.

    • Kari
      November 10, 2010

      Maroune Maraouane M. Chamakh

      He scored in the first min. too, according to livescore.com

      • Diego S.
        November 10, 2010

        Marouane Chamakh. Pronounced as “Mara-wan”.

        • Kari
          November 10, 2010

          Looks like my strike out name was close then. I can pronounce it, I just can’t spell it right.

  36. Josep
    November 10, 2010

    Starting 11 for game against Ceuta: Pinto, Adriano, Bartra, Milito, Maxwell, Mascherano, Keita, Thiago, Bojan, Pedro and Nolito. #FCBlive

    • Jnice
      November 10, 2010

      Knew Thiago and Maxwell will start.

      • Kari
        November 10, 2010

        ARGH! My lineup was almost right! And my feeling was right. Shoot, but at least I know Bartra is a CB. I always thought his “natural” position was RB.

        • Jnice
          November 10, 2010

          Yeah, Bartra is great at CB, decent at RB.

  37. Kari
    November 10, 2010

    Arsenal stream if people want to watch: /http://atdhe.net/27991/watch-wolves-vs-arsenal

    I can confirm that I can run the liveblog, but I’d still like to be in the emergency list.

  38. Tajh
    November 10, 2010

    Told yall Fernando Torres is back….I think he is now giving Liverpool his all so he can leave on the high..

  39. Kari
    November 10, 2010

    What the heck is with all the 1-0 scorelines in the EPL today. Out of the 8 games being played, 6 teams are currently leading 1-0 (2 home teams, 4 away teams). The other games are 0-0.

  40. GREECE BARCA
    November 10, 2010

    Buy fernando and we will be terrorists!

    • Tajh
      November 10, 2010

      The Fernando Torres I want us to get doesn’t play for Liverpool but in our very on La Liga!!!!!

        • Tajh
          November 10, 2010

          Yup Yup….That’s my wish buy for next summer but we all know our focus and attention will be on Fabregas.

  41. cliveee
    November 10, 2010

    The Manchester Derby is ongoing right now. Tevez took a world-class freekick only to see this 40-year old keeper pulled such amazing save at the corner of the goal frame. Go check the replay later.

      • Tajh
        November 10, 2010

        Yeah Silva is playing…fighting for heads against Vidic an all.

        • Kari
          November 10, 2010

          Well that settles that.

          Goodbye Wolves-Arsenal, you were painful to watch while it lasted.

          • Tajh
            November 10, 2010

            SO far all the games have been boring IMO…I’m Only watching this match since its the derby.

            The Liverpool game has been quite the best of them all doh.

  42. blitzen
    November 10, 2010

    Murcia scores!

    Now they just need three more… 😀

  43. cliveee
    November 10, 2010

    Our lineup is just as everybody predicted.
    Messi is not playing.

  44. cliveee
    November 10, 2010

    geeze, how come all the good matches are all shown at once, what’s wrong with today? Milan v Palermo, Manchester Derby, and our very own Barcelona AB, what a day.

    I am so pissed to see Mancini playing Yaya like a striker/winger. We know he is very attacking in many ways, but you let him run on his own without help is plain wrong. I wonder how Yaya is feeling when he had to dribble forward all by himself without any teammate supporting him, while he had it so easy with us.

    • Jnice
      November 10, 2010

      I think Yaya enjoys the freedom more than he enjoys playing DM considering attacking mid is his natural position, but he does need support.

  45. Kari
    November 10, 2010

    Captain Cuddly makes another appearance!

  46. cliveee
    November 10, 2010

    5 Euro to watch this match, how come we are not in Barcelona?

  47. Jnice
    November 10, 2010

    Those Ceuta players were having a great time taking pictures before the match, huh?

  48. Jnice
    November 10, 2010

    Golazooooooo de Nolito. Thiago involved too.

  49. blitzen
    November 10, 2010

    Isaiah opened up a Match Comments post in another thread.

  50. Kari
    November 10, 2010

    No real good links–oh, terrible pass Bojan–Ciaran

    Try some of these: /http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=94544&part=sports

    I’m using a Portuguese veetle: /http://veetle.com/index.php/channel/view#4cd2f852e5601

  51. cliveee
    November 10, 2010

    //http://atdhe.net/28002/watch-barcelona-vs-ceuta

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