Espanyol Vs Barcelona 1-1: Curse Of Cornella El-Prat

09/01/2012 13:13


Curse Of Cornella El-Prat

Cornella-El Prat Stadium is okay to be used  three-year by Espanyol. The stadium had also been devastated neighbors aremore superior, Barcelona, the Catalan derby last seasonAt that time, Pep Guardiola's troops won a big 1-5. However, the40,500-capacity stadium seating was successfully cast a curse to the iconic El Barca, Lionel Messi.

Yes, since this stadium is used by Espanyol, Messi had never scored  goal in three matches of Espanyol and Barcelona in the stadium, including today.Sterility of Messi last morning also marks the long journey of Barcelona to defense their title. They are now left behind five points from Real Madrid yesterday's relatively easy win over Granada with a score of 5-1.

Espanyol 1-1 Barcelona

Espanyol showed that they are not inferior. Two former Barcelona, Sergio Garcia and Joan Verdu who created this. Sergio Garcia's bait was headlong by Verdu .

Victor Valdes successfully ward off the ball. Rescue was not imperfect leads back to Verdu. Luckily, numbered 10 shots midfielder  still be stopped  by Gerard Pique.

Barcelona winning advance through Cesc Fabregas. He succeeded in heading Dani Alves cross to the right corner Espanyol goalkeeper who guarded by Cristian Alvarez at minute 16. There is nothing wrong for Barcelona but could not score additional goals. Lionel Messi, who so far only scored one goal inLa Liga away games, not being scored. Three times the effortJosep Guardiola's troops just hit the goalpost.
Finally, Cornella-El Prat punished Barcelona's failure to take advantage of ball possessions by more than 60%.

Raul Rodriguez's crossing was strucked by Koulossa Thievy to the far post . Alvaro Vasquez was there came equalizing score to be 1-1 in 86th minutes.

There was no change in score till last minute, though Barcelona continue pounding the Espanyol defense. Score 1 - 1 and Barcelona have been left five points behind Madrid . Viewing consistency Los Blancos in all competitions this season, it's hard for Barcelona to pursue a widening deficit figures.

Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez (Francisco Casilla ’81); Héctor Moreno, Jordi Amat, Didac, Raúl Rodríguez; Romaric (Alvaro Vasquez ’64), Juan Forlin, Joan Verdu, Koulossa Thievy, Vladimir Weiss (Javi Lopez ’45), Sergio García

Barcelona: Victor Valdés;Dani Alves, Gerard Piqué, Carles Puyol, Eric Abidal; Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi; Alexis Sánchez (Pedro Rodriguez ’72), Lionel Messi, Cesc Fábregas (Seydou Keita ’85)

Espanyol   Barcelona
14(4) Tembakan (Tembakan ke Gawang) 10(3)
16 Pelanggaran 7
4 Tendangan Sudut 4
2 Offsides 6
38% Ball Possessions 62%
6 Kartu Kuning 1
0 Kartu Merah 0
2 Penyelamatan 3
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