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Jul 25, 2008

Eto against HibernianBarcelona started of their pre season campaign well by scoring half a dozen goal against the Hibernian FC. Hibernian FC was never considered to pose any challenge, but the way the side eased past the Scottish side would have given enough encouragement to Guardiola. More over this was Guardiola's first match as incharge of the team and he could not have wished for a better result. Barcelona started the first half with Valdes on the Goal. Infront of him was Alves, Marquez, Pique and Corcoles. The midfield consist of Vazquez, Busquets, Gudjohnsen and upfront Pedrito joined Henry and Messi to form the attacking trio. In the second half the side was substituted almost completely. Pinto took over the Goal Keeper gloves, Caceres made his debut in place of Marquez, Toure was brought in midfield and Jeffren replaced Messi. Surprisingly Eto was absent from both the starting eleven and was brought in only at the 66th minute.

The first goal came in the fourth minute when a curling cross from Alves into the box was poorly cleared by the defense, the defender cleared it on to the legs of Gudjonsen and Eidur send the ball past the Goal keeper to the left of the goal with a tremendous kick. The second goal came in the 14th minute again from a defensive mistake, the Hibernian defense gave away the ball in their half and Busquets played the ball to Messi on the right; Messi cut inside the defender and send the ball past the Goal keeper to the extreme left of the post. The third came in the 16th minute when a beautiful link up between Alves and Messi which cut apart the defense, Henry couldn't control the final ball from Messi but fortunately it reached Gudjonsens and his shot was deflected ion to the goal. Next it was Pedrito's time to get onto the score sheetin the 27th minute. Messi passed the ball to pedrito on wide left, he cut inside and send a scorching shot past the goal keeper. For me that was the best goal of the lot. Goal Keeper and defense had no chance against it. Shortly after the half time Bojan grabbed the fifth goal, after a wonderful run by Jeffren in to the box. Again the defense was the culprit in that goal. Then in the 68th minute Barca rounded up a wonderful performance by Toure's Goal. That was a typical Samuel Eto goal.

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Chuck said...

I watched the game last night and Barcelona look good, yet didn't seem to put in too much effort and still managed to score 6!

I thought Hibs looked a bit over-awed by the occasion.

I look forward to Saturday now and the game at Tannadice.

Do you think the Dundee United game will be any tougher for Barca?

Do you think we will put up more of a challenge than what Hibs did?

Bibin said...

I do believe that Dundee will be much more stronger opponents. Throughout my report I have emphasized that all the goals were due to defensive mistakes. Dundee was tough to beat last time and I am expecting for sure a tougher match. I have to say I didn't like Messi playing there as I expected him to be in Beijing with national team. Now it looks like he is going to miss Olympics for sure. Whatever, I always believe that it is choice.

Bibin said...

I mean it is his choice

Chuck said...

Yeah, I too thought Messi would be at the Olympic Games, from my point of view though, I am quite glad he has come over to Scotland with the squad as we didn't get to see him last year.

He is a magnificent play and I am happy I will get to see him play.

Bibin said...

yes, there is no doubt that he is a magnificient player. I believe he has to come to the centre stage this season as he will be leading the Barcelona charge in the absence of Ronaldinho. Hoping for the best.

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