Friendly: K-League All Stars – Barça

It’s friendly time once again as our boys in blaugrana spearmint take on the K-League All Stars in Seoul, South Korea at 8pm local time. That means the match is at 1pm in Barcelona and at 7am here in New York. I may or may not struggle out of bed in time to find a working feed, so take this as your match comments post.

Despite previous suggestions that he wouldn’t play, Messi is contractually obligated to make an appearance. Expect Guardiola to put him in with 75 minutes already on the clock so that he can’t play more than 15. Apparently no one in Asia cares if Dani Alves will play…

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Isaiah is a co-founder and lead writer for Barcelona Football Blog. He currently lives in the greater New York City area with his wife and daughter.

256 Comments

  1. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    YES! MESSI GOAL!

  2. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Gol de Messi! Now pull him off and send the fans home.

  3. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    messi enloquecido.

  4. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    Benja with the pass–Messi with the cool slot to the back post. Nice, Messi! Now the fans won’t come at us like rabid….people.

  5. Dave
    August 4, 2010

    how is that dm oriol playing?

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      It’s Edu Oriol playing, a forward/midfielder, not Oriol Romeu who didn’t get called up because of his involvement with the Spanish U20.

  6. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Yes, 3-2. Gol de Messi. Jesus!

    • Kxevin
      August 4, 2010

      Messi: “You make me play, I make you pay. Grrrr!” Two goals in less than three minutes?

  7. ElShowDeJason
    August 4, 2010

    GOLAAAAAAZO Messi!

  8. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    take that south korea!!!

  9. Dave
    August 4, 2010

    SCREAMER

  10. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    Golaso MESSI! He knows how to make people happy. What a pro.

  11. jordi™
    August 4, 2010

    lol just another day at the office for leo.not in condition to play and two gols

  12. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    shit, i could go to sleep happy right now. almost.

  13. Jnice
    August 4, 2010

    Halftime…

    Okay so, first things first. Pinto, what were you doing out there? Like Ramzi said, keep those tricks up and we may be needing another backup. Ridiculous coming off his line.

    Defense- I didn’t like how vulnerable we looked when the ball was in the air. And that second goal they scored came from a lack of awareness from Sergi Gomez, although I do like the look of him.

    Midfield- Great pass to Ibra from Jonathan. Jonathan had a few loose balls, but overall I thought he did well. I like Sergi Roberto. He is the youngest on the squad right now and you can see his inexperience, but I like the way he moves and gets up and down the field. He could be one to watch out for in a couple of years.

    Illie looked a little stiff, but made the safe passes and credit to him, he played RB last game and midfield in this one.

    Up front, Ibra looked a lot better than last match. Great finish for his goal, a few nice flicks and traps, and a wonderful pass to Messi, which he should have finished.

    Edu Oriol is working hard and isn’t afraid to take people on. Benja has looked decent as well. Messi comes on and scores two goals. Nothing more to say.

    Interested to see Riverola, Vazquez, Fonatas, Muniesa, and maybe some Dalmau in the 2nd.

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      It was Oriol who assisted Mess.

  14. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Gotta sign off and get ready for work. Have fun, everyone, but something tells me that we’ve already seen the best of what this match is going to offer.

    • Kxevin
      August 4, 2010

      Ugh. That Pinto error was nasty, wasn’t it?

    • Kari
      August 4, 2010

      See ya. Jnice 😀 will have download link ready, most likely.

      Just saw the first goal we conceded. W.T.F Pinto? Like flopping Salmon…

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      😀

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      peace!

  15. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    Now, all I need is Cuddly to score and to make it a really really Happy Birthday. Messi’s golaso is enough for me though (how sad is that?)

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      Cuddly isn’t at South Korea because he was called up to the Spanish U-21 side.

    • Kari
      August 4, 2010

      Oh yeah….

      Crap.

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      that’s right. happy barf day kari!!!

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      OOps, Happy 40th, Kari!! 😀 😀 😀

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      i thought she just turned 12?

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      She lied to me!

    • Kari
      August 4, 2010

      Please.

      I’m 60 😀

  16. August 4, 2010

    Sign in crowd: “Messi is winner of winner.” You goddamned know it!

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      truer words have never been put on a banner

  17. August 4, 2010

    Abidal is captain to start the second half. Sweet.

  18. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    substitutes?

  19. August 4, 2010

    So it looks like Benja (my favorite from the Valerenga match) is going to play 90. Hleb doesn’t get to play even though he made the trip?

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      hleb got hlebbed.

  20. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    Ufff! KEITA!

  21. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    keiteeee! almost.

  22. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    Nice D from Nolito? even though it was offside. Me likey….and Muniesa’s on! Anyone know our new line-up?

  23. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    should’ve been punished again.

  24. Helge
    August 4, 2010

    According to Sport, Pep changed all players as he did against Oslo.

    But Thiago doesn’t play… anybody knows why?

    • Kari
      August 4, 2010

      He was in the u-21 tourny and didn’t make it in time for the tour, so he’s not on the squad.

    • jordi™
      August 4, 2010

      None of the under19s are there as far as i know.

    • Kari
      August 4, 2010

      Right, it was the u-19s…

      Too. early.

    • Helge
      August 4, 2010

      Oh yes, I remember… my bad 🙂

  25. August 4, 2010

    So, for all of you suggesting the numbers mean anything: they don’t. JDS is 4 because he’s playing the 4 and Márquez isn’t there. I forget who was the 10 before, but obviously that’s not up for grabs. Nolito was 22 before, but is 11 now because Bojan isn’t there and Abidal is. Edu Oriol is 17, but Pedro will get his number back when the season starts.

    Pay no attention whatsoever to the numbers.

    • Kari
      August 4, 2010

      Messi’s the 10. That doesn’t mean anything though.

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      can we not dream, isaiah?

    • August 4, 2010

      No. Your dreams are meant to be crushed by the iron of reality.

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      that’s why i’m here ;^)

  26. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    dalmau looking aite

    • Kari
      August 4, 2010

      Word.

      Kiddies + Abidal and Keita lookin’ good.

    • August 4, 2010

      Not that Armando is a “kid”…he’s 24.

      CONSPIRACY OF THE DAY: he’s got Guardiola’s agent, that’s why he’s still playing!

    • Kari
      August 4, 2010

      24 eh? Why is it that we have so many players at 24? How come they’re not 25 or 23?

      I SMELL SOMETHING FISHY (and it’s not a fish sandwich).

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      did you just turn 24, kari?

  27. Lou
    August 4, 2010

    Are Fontas, Vazquez and Hleb on the bench?

  28. JC
    August 4, 2010

    Barca shud have put a clause in the contract, “If Messi scores a hat trick you owe us double the game fee”

  29. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    VicSan has this Blond-Black thing goin’ on with his hair.

    Messi, umm, sitiing. With Maxwell and -didn’tseetheotherperson-. Has Maxwell played today?

    • August 4, 2010

      Played the whole first half…

  30. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    come on muniesa. anybody want to bet he gets another red card?

    • August 4, 2010

      I’ll take that bet.

  31. jordi™
    August 4, 2010

    is ther an anti freekick clause?

  32. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    Whoa! That Korean number 10, Lucio, is pretty good. We should sign him. That’ll cater to our Asian fans.

    • August 4, 2010

      Except that he’s not Asian?

    • Kari
      August 4, 2010

      But..! But..! He plays in Asia!

  33. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    when are all of the world cup winners scheduled to be back? i want to see david villa in the mix already.

  34. Lou
    August 4, 2010

    I like that Maxwell is still wearing the Captain’s armband over his training shirt.

    • jordi™
      August 4, 2010

      He probab;y feels stronger like Carles 😀

  35. August 4, 2010

    Miññññooooooo

  36. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    Nice save, Mino!

  37. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    nice save

  38. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    nice shot, nolito

  39. August 4, 2010

    Nolito’s good, y’all.

    Miño too.

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      Do you mean Jonathan Soriano because the commentator on mine keeps mixing him up with other people.

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      Nolito is the one with the red boots and he has looked okay to me.

  40. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    miño otra ves

  41. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    Streaker fail.

    You do that when Messi is on the pitch.

    Mino, nice save again. Reminds me of a Valdes-Guardiola hybrid in looks.

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      i’ve always wanted to streak during a barca game

  42. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    GOAL VICSAN!

  43. August 4, 2010

    VicSan thinks you should shove your loan ideas up your butt AND around the corner.

  44. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    vicsan just won’t die

  45. jordi™
    August 4, 2010

    Tello shot, Sanchez rebound

  46. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    What a pass! GOAL BARCA!

  47. August 4, 2010

    Goal, Jonathan Soriano.

  48. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    that was pretty, but was it an own goal?

  49. jordi™
    August 4, 2010

    tello nice ball and old man soriano scores

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