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Aug 6, 2009

FC Barcelona rounded up a sound 4-0 victory against Seattle Sounder at the Qwest Field in Seattle. This is the second match of Barca's US Tour and will round up the tour with a macth against Chivas on Sunday. In front of a full house of 67,000 people Barca produced one of their best display in the pre-season. Lionel Messi definitely was the pick of the players and proved once again that why the club is determined to keep him happy. Guardiola fielded a mix of youth and experience in the first half, but it was the strongest side which we have seen in any of these friendlies. In the first half Pinto kept the goal; Alves, Puyol, Fontas and Abidal formed the defense; Xavi, Busquets and Victor Sanchez formed the midfield trio; Messi, Bojan and Henry fomed the attacking trio. In the second half as expected we had a complete different team with Jorquera keeping the goal; Henrique, Muniesa, Pique and Maxwell formed the defense; Jeffren, Keita and Yaya formed the midfield; Pedro, Gudjonsen and Dos Santos formed the attacking trio.

The homes side had the first attack with a counter attack in the third minute. Puiyol failed to clear a through ball but luckily the effort from outside the box was really poor. Barca responded immediately with messi putting Bojan through with a clever pass but Bojan's effort was saved by goal keeper, Keller. In the 12th minute Henry wasted a great chance from a good Xavi corner. In the 15th minute Messi somehow got past two defenders from the right and skipped past a thrid one but his curling effort was well caught by Keller. Then in the 21st minute Messi put Barca ahead with an exquisite goal. Messi received the ball from Xavi and then curled the ball into top right corner. Barca started dominating the match more. Messi had some decent chances but was not lucky with his finishing. But in the 41st minute he put Barca 2-0 ahead. He received a Xavi cross and finished it effortlessly between Keller's leg. In the second half Barca continued their dominant play but the lack of quality attacking players were evident. In the 73rd minute Jeffren put Barca 3-0 ahead when he chested down a Pedro cross and finished with a cool head. In the 88th minute Barca completed the tally when Jeffren's initial attaempt was saved but the rebound fell to Pedro, who made no mistake.

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