Without Goalkeeper Victor Valdés, and with Xavi on the bench, FC Barcelona delivered a serious match agaisnt Danish Champions FC Copenhagen. Messi scored in each half to secure the win and the first place in their Champions League group. David Villa did not score despites good efforts. The other satisfaction for Pep Guardiola was the fantastic match delivered by ‘el Jefecito’, Mascherano.
Messi 19′ (1-0)
Messi 91′ (2-0)
FC Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Abidal; Mascherano, Busquets, Iniesta (Keita, m.89), Maxwell (Pedro, m.72); Villa (Xavi, m.72), Messi
FC Copenhagen: Wiland; Pospech, Antonsson, Zanka Jorgensen, Wendt (Larsson, m.89); Vingaard (Bolaños, m.62), Claudemir, Kvist, Gronkjaer; Santin (Zohore, m.74), N’Doye
Goals: 1-0, m.20: Messi. 2-0, m.92: Messi
Venue: Camp Nou stadium (Attendance : 75.852)