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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 18:06

Barcelona line-up (official): Bravo - Alves Pique Mathieu Alba - Rakitic Busquets Rafinha - Pedro Messi Munir

Bench Barcelona: Masip, Montoya, Bartra, Xavi, Sergi Roberto, Sandro, Neymar

Interesting line-up.

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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 18:23

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Re: Jornada 2 Villarreal - Barcelona

Post by danyjr on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 19:26

Fantastic first half so far. Looks like a very even match.

Barcelona's pressing though... Shocked Shocked

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Post by windkick on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 19:34

That pitch looks like my ass.

Villareal with a bus and Barca struggling to get going. Great pressing though, which is something that has been great since pre-season under Lucho.

Btw, we actually have two CB's starting banana

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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 19:50

Villarreal makes the thuggery and Barca get the yellows. La Liga refereeing as its purest.
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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 19:58

Pedro and Munir have been really out of their depth and it's just Messi against Villarreal defense atm. Neymar has to come next half.

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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 20:05

Mathieu probably prevented goal by putting it against own post. Very Happy
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Post by danyjr on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 20:09

Pedro is *bleep* hopeless Laughing

Musacchio though :bow:

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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 20:12

Can we stop hopelessly crossing?

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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 20:24

Neymar starts where he left last season, the guy just can't score.

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Post by danyjr on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 20:26

Mathieu's clearances :facepalm:

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Post by windkick on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 20:28

Shit clearing job by Mathieu

No way we score this game.

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Post by windkick on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 20:36

we were so flat that first half with Pedro and Munir up top. And then it took too long the 2nd half before we got them out, and we don't have legit goal scorers on the bench to replace them with. Neymar should of been that guy but he continues his form from last year, missing many shots

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Post by windkick on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 20:36

And just like that, Sandro of all peoples scores lol

and jesus christ is Mathieu making me nervous with his clearances. He literally kicks in the direction of where the Villareal attack usually is. Done it like 8 times this game

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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 20:48

Good win. Lucho showing trust in the Masia has worked well in the first games.
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Re: Jornada 2 Villarreal - Barcelona

Post by danyjr on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 20:53

I think Pedro's days are coming to an end. He doesn't really offer anything positive going forward.

Neymar's finishing was poor and slightly lazy if I'm honest but his pass to Messi resulted in the goal.

Mathieu was horrendous. Every time I've seen him play CB for Barcelona so far he just hasn't looked like a CB. I'd go as far as saying Mascherano is better in there except for aerial presence.

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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 20:55

Mathieu prevented a goal, but he used at least 3 of his 9 lives.
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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 21:03

We improved immensely after Neymar came on, if he can kill his finishing demons, we will be golden for this season.

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Post by CBarca on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 21:40

Terrible game from us. Villareal made it hard but we found it very hard to break through.

Glad for 3 points but can't be too happy with the performance. Neymar not showing quickness of mind when he smashed the ball into the player on the ground instead of simply lifting it above him :facepalm: Did help when he came on however.

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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 21:50

Most tackles in two games

7 Busquets
6 Messi
5 Alves

hmm

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Re: Jornada 2 Villarreal - Barcelona

Post by billy_gr on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 21:51

Villareal is going to give trouble against anyone in Madrigal.
I'm happy with the win.
Our players can only Improve.
Neymar is just rusty
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Re: Jornada 2 Villarreal - Barcelona

Post by windkick on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 22:55

@Harmonica wrote:Most tackles in two games

7 Busquets
6 Messi
5 Alves

hmm


Messi has been playing like his old self. Probably doing it to help himself get past the wc loss...which is good for us

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Post by Casciavit on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 22:59

Bad news, Barca fans...

Messi's injured. Minor injury tho, its an overload in the right adductor muscle.

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Post by Donuts on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 23:00

i think he's making it up so he doesn't play the nt friendlies.

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Post by Harmonica on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 23:15


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