FC Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad
Spanish League, Day 21
Saturday 4th of February 2012, 22.00
Stadium: Camp Nou barcelona
Three points in the freezing cold
FC Barcelona prevailed over the cold weather (-2°C) with goals from Tello and Messi in each half. Only 52.646 people braved the cold at the Camp Nou to cheer the Blaugrana.
Tello marks debut with goal
With 3 players from the Cantera, Tello and Cuenca playing out wide and Dos Santos sitting in front of defence, Tello, greatly assisted by Messi, got a subtle touch on the 9th minute to score his first official goal in the Spanish League.
Messi on target after a 3 matches drought
Messi was out of luck the whole match, missing 3 clear goal opportunities. His drought finally came to an end, helped by a formidable cross by Alves with 18 minutes remaining. It took Real Sociedad only 2 minutes to reply with goal from Vela to make it 2-1 with a quarter of an hour still left to play.
Nasty injury for Busquets
Sergio Busuets got injured after disputing a ball with a Real attacker on the edge of the box. Maybe the black cat running on the pitch earlier in the match brought bad fortune to the blaugrana midfielder. The picutres look worse than the acutal injury. Busquets could be fit for Wednesday’s clash against Valencia CF in the second leg of the Spanish Cup semi-final.
FC Barcelona : Valdés; Alves, Puyol (Abidal), Mascherano, Adriano; Dos Santos (Busquets, then Piqué), Thiago; Cesc; Cuenca, Messi, Tello
Real Sociedad : Bravo; Martínez, Mikel González, Iñigo Martínez, Cadamuro; Aranburu, Markel, Ruben Pardo (Llorente), Prieto; Griezmann, Ifrán (Vela)
1-0 Tello (9′)
2-0 Messi (72′)
2-1 Vela (73′)