Friday, March 25, 2011

In Defense of Bojan. AND Barca VS Getafe That's for you the guy who commented and said "embed the video next time"

First and foremost the game. Pedro was still out due to injury and that allowed my favourite barca player ,Bojan, to start. Now the game went in Barca's favor for most of the match. Everyone made their runs and generally a good game for Barca. Now Dani Alves's goal was as the english would say "a cracker of a goal". It was a very powerful shot that came off of a headed clearance from a Getafe player. Alves sprinted from further up the pitch to the ball and kicked a volley that curved right (facing goal) right past the hands of the keeper. That was 1-0. Next came Bojan's goal. It was assisted by Messi and Bojan held onto the ball for a bit and shot went the defenders began to pressure him. The ball was touched by the defender but it still was a goal. After Bojan got subbed off (along with two midfielders) Getafe seemed to get their stride and began attacking. They ended up scoring to make it 2-1 with a beautiful volley.

Now for the whole "Defense of Bojan" thing. He's been getting a pretty bad rap since he hasn't scored as much or he doesnt play like messi. Now there is talk of selling him. This is B.S. Bojan played really well in my opinion. Sure it took him a good 10-15 minutes to get his stride but once he did we saw what the 20 year old can do. He doesn't attack like villa. Villa likes to move past defenders into passing lanes to get his shot whereas Bojan pushes through the defense and gives the ball handler more time to shoot, pass, dribble etc. He is in more of a support role. I think he would get better if he were loaned AND ONLY  loaned a year to a English side. He plays very well but he needs to get a little bit more physical and where better than in the Premier League. People seem to expect Bojan to blossom like Messi or Pedro but seem to forget he is 3 years younger than both of them. Give him more time to fully develop as a player. I'm sure people also noticed that after Bojan got subbed off that Getafe got more time on ball and more shots on goal. Can I say it was all becuase of Bojan not being there,yes I could. I'd be wrong though. He did have an impact that much cannot be contested. He clearly pressures well. He just needs more playing time becuase his youth shows when he clearly doesnt know what to do with the ball. Some say sell him bu if we keep selling off our young players because they aren't as good as Messi;we will lose great players. COUGH Cesc Fabregas.

Before I forget though my best regards to Abidal. Get healthy man, don't worry about playing. J' espere que tu te sens meillure. Nous pouvons jouer sans toi pour quelque mois. (yes i speak french)
Visca Barca

Monday, March 14, 2011

Barcelona Vs Sevilla

This is always one of my favorite games. Sevilla could be my second favorite spanish club. Players like Negredo, Jesus Navas, Kanoute and Renato all play here. They are all goal scorers. Barcelona also buys many players from this club. Now onto the game

This game ended 1-1, A goal by Bojan (on of my favorite barca players) and a goal by Navas (a header with a really good cross by Negredo). Bojan's goal started with a wonderful cross by Iniesta (seriously it was great this isnt just bias) that went to Dani Alves who then passed accross the goal box to Bojan. Bojan then tried to kick it and did get a touch but got pushed into the goal from behind. Luckily he took the ball with him for a goal.
Sevilla really earned their goal. After Negredo fought through the right hand side of the box Navas got wide open on the left, He then saw him crossed it and Navas put it away. Abidal tried to block it but it was shot too far away from him.
Barcelona had a goal disallowed early on by messi, and three players hit the post three times. Messi hit it off a header Iniesta hit it off a long range shot, and I'll have to check the third one. I want to say it was Dani Alves but i don't want to  "guess".
All in all barca could have taken the game but they came home with a point.

And as always Visca Barca

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Barca Vs Arsenal.

Well Barcelona dominated the game from start to finish and it was GREAT. It felt good to see Arsenal get hammered after their lucky win in London. The first goal by Messi came via an assist from Iniesta. Cesc Fabregas, the arsenal captain and graduate from la Masia (Barcelona's youth academy), attempted to make a back heel passes that went to Iniesta and he passed it to Messi. Lionel then made a chip shot to put Barca ahead before half time. After half time Arsenal finally began to attack. Now it was a real game, both teams played the same style. Each tried to control the game by controlling the ball. Arsenal failed miserable after only having 26% possession the whole game. Arsenal's lone goal came from an own goal by Busquets. I understand it's difficult to play as a Centre back if you are normally a midfielder but he did pretty well except for that. With both Puyol and Pique out of the game Barcelona resorted to some younger players to plug in the holes. All in all after Xavi scored the next goal with an assist by Iniesta the game seemed done. Barca's third goal came after Pedro was brought down in the box for a penalty. Messi then scored his second goal to make it  3-1. Arsenal had no shots all game. Barca played very well today and now they advanced to the next stage of the Champions league. I'll let y'all know (im texan leave me alone) when their next fixture is set so for now
Visca barca

Sunday, March 6, 2011

i missed the valencia game cuz of this
not gonna lie. this is addictingly fun. ill get the Real Zargoza game tommorrow

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Barcelona VS Valencia (pre game post)

Well, this is gonna be a good game. I can say that confidently already. Valencia has very strong forwards who will get through the defense if there is a chance. Barcelona always has a tough time against these opponents. As long as Barca can maintain a strong back and the midfielders do what they normally do, they should be able to pull ahead and win the match. I wouldn't leave myself too vulnerable in the defense to attack. This team has quality strikers. After all this is where Barca bought Villa from.
All in all should be a good match. enjoy it
Visca Barca