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Xerez CD

FC Barcelona

  • Henry 46’
  • Ibrahimovic 90’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Xerez CD
    • FC Barcelona
    • 90+3 Barca win again, five points clear although Real Madrid have a game in hand. Xerez bottom.
    • 90+2 Messi gets it again, he touches it forward to Ibra who must score and does, a powerful finish, 2-0 and that's the win sealed for Barca.
    • 90+1 Ibra has it on the right and spots Iniesta free far post, drills it across and he must score but Iniesta puts it against the post! A point-blank, open goal!
    • 90' Three minutes added time being played.
    • 89' Messi races forward and drills a low shot across goal that rattles the upright and bobbles to safety!
    • 87' Another Xerez break down the left wing, they seem to have the edge on Barca in terms of enthusiam but again the final ball is poor and Barca clear.
    • 85' Still really tight this game, with Xerez not seeming to tire at all...
    • 83' BARCA SUB: Iniesta on for goalscorer Henry.
    • 82' Good delivery across the face of goal but away to the left... Swung back in but Marquez rises to clear. He's played well tonight, the Mexican.
    • 81' Decent spell of pressure from the hosts as they win a corner on the right...
    • 79' A yellow card, the first of the day, as Aythami flies into the back of Ibra.
    • 77' Mesmerising play from Barca down the right but Henry can't get on to the final ball and it's out for a goal kick.
    • 75' Barca have a corner on the left, Xavi sends it near post with Ibra and Marquez flying in and the latter puts it over.
    • 74' XEREZ SUB: Armenteros on for Sanchez.
    • 73' Free-kick to Barca some way out that Ibra fancies... But the Swede sends a disappointing effort well over.
    • 71' Orellano on the left races away from Alves and whips in a dangerous ball that Valdes juggles but holds on to at the second attempt.
    • 69' Maxwell almost gets caught out by the lively Antonito but Marquez is well placed to clear the low cross.
    • 66' BARCA SUB: Ibrahimovic comes on for Bojan.
    • 65' Bojan gets in behind the defence but the flag is up for offside.
    • 63' Great chance for Xerez as they go two on two with Barca, Bermejo and Orellana combining but they overcook it and Marquez is back to clear.
    • 61' Valdes has to rush out of his area to hoof clear as Antonito chased a ball with Chygrinskiy.
    • 59' Alves almost gets clear down the right but the flag is up, which he disputes with a wagging finger.
    • 57' Antonito comes off for Calvo, who makes a point of running off to show that the decision is tactical.
    • 55' BARCA SUB: Pedro comes off for Messi.
    • 54' Calvo hurls himself to the deck in the Barca box, the home fans howl for a penno but the ref waves him to get off his backside and play on.
    • 53' Alves makes a late tackle on Calvo, who goes down like a tonne of bricks. Foul, no card.
    • 51' Calvo gets in behind Alves on the left but hesitates when he should have cut towards goal or played it in quick: His cut-back is easy for Keita to clear.
    • 49' Calvo with the flick-on but ahead of Orellano and back with Valdes.
    • 47' Maxwell gets in down the left, super run into space and he swings a perfect cross to the edge of the six-yard box and Henry flies in with a header - yes, a header - for 1-0 to Barca.
    • 46' Second half underway!!
    • 45+3 Half-time, goalless in Xerez.
    • 45+2 Free-kick to Xerez around 32 yards out, slightly to the left... Calvo takes but straight into the arms of Valdes.
    • 45+1 Finally it's swung in by Xavi AND CHYGRINSKIY WITH THE HEADER BUT HE SENDS IT DOWN AND WIDE!!
    • 45' Corner to Barcelona, there's a delay as the ref sorts out some nonsense between Francis and Henry...
    • 44' Two minutes added time to be played.
    • 42' Barcelona are sort of labouring at the moment in difficult circumstances...
    • 40' A surprisingly open half this has been, Barca possibly fatigued after their winning exertions against Real last weekend, with Xerez very much up for this.
    • 39' Another marginal offside for Xerez, Orellana on the left.
    • 37' Orellano almost gets in behind the visiting defence but Valdes is wise to it and closes the angle down for the ball to spin out for a goal kick.
    • 35' Sure enough Calvo is up on his feet within seconds.
    • 34' Another Xerez injury, Calvo down now after clashing with Chygrinskiy although there seemed little in that.
    • 32' It's a nasty one, blood is streaming from Bernejo's head and he is carried off for treatment... He accidentally clashed with Marquez as the Mexican attacked the corner.
    • 31' Xavi swings it far post but cleared by Xerez. Someone is down rolling about holding his head so the ref stops play and it's the striker Bernejo...
    • 30' Xavi has a pop from the edge of the box and it bobbles through a crowd of players, taking a touch wide for a corner.
    • 28' Xerez hit Barca on the break but Alves uses his pace to back to put it out for a throw.
    • 27' Barca are finding their rhythm now, in spite of the horror pitch conditions that are more reminiscent of an English non-league match than Spain's top flight.
    • 25' Xavi to Dani Alves, who slips it left to Henry, and Henry is in but from a tight angle blasts over! The first proper chance tonight.
    • 24' Calvo puts it in but there's some pushing and shoving and Barcelona get the free kick.
    • 23' Maxwell with a shirt pull on Francis down the right, Calvo to take...
    • 21' A very late flag on an even tighter offside, Orellana seemed level to me.
    • 19' Keita with a foul but play on, Chygrinskiy lets his man get goalside but the flag is up for offside.
    • 17' Delay in play as Keita gets some treatment.
    • 15' Good delivery from Xavi and Keita flies in but heads well over.
    • 14' Barca win a corner on the left, Maxwell getting forward, Xavi will take...
    • 12' Chygrinskiy gives the ball away under no pressure on what is, admittedly, a shockingly bad pitch.
    • 10' Slightly scrappy phase of play between both sides. Xerez have started surprisingly well, not giving Barca an easy ride.
    • 8' A low ball across goal is hacked clear and Yaya Toure picks up the lose one but his shot is deflected over for a corner.
    • 7' Valdes gathers a long-range free-kick with ease.
    • 5' Bojan and Messi combine but the Xerez defence is back in force to clear.
    • 3' Valdes is forced to save from Orellana after he gets in on the left, the follow-up is blocked by Chygrynskiy and Barca clear.
    • 1' Match underway!
    • - Hello and welcome to Barcelona's Liga clash with Xerez, from 8pm.
  • Summary

    • 90+2 Messi gets it again, he touches it forward to Ibra who must score and does, a powerful finish, 2-0 and that's the win sealed for Barca.
    • 90+1 Ibra has it on the right and spots Iniesta free far post, drills it across and he must score but Iniesta puts it against the post! A point-blank, open goal!
    • 89' Messi races forward and drills a low shot across goal that rattles the upright and bobbles to safety!
    • 47' Maxwell gets in down the left, super run into space and he swings a perfect cross to the edge of the six-yard box and Henry flies in with a header - yes, a header - for 1-0 to Barca.
    • 45+1 Finally it's swung in by Xavi AND CHYGRINSKIY WITH THE HEADER BUT HE SENDS IT DOWN AND WIDE!!
    • 25' Xavi to Dani Alves, who slips it left to Henry, and Henry is in but from a tight angle blasts over! The first proper chance tonight.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Xerez CD

    Manager: José Ángel Ziganda

  • FC Barcelona

    Manager: Josep Guardiola

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • Renan
      • Francis
      • Aythami Yellow Card
      • L. Gioda
      • J. Casado
      • S. Keita
      • &. Bergantiños
      • V. Sánchez Substitution Out (73′)
      • C. Calvo Substitution Out (57′)
      • F. Orellana
      • M. Bermejo

      Subs

      • E. Armenteros Substitution In73′
      • E. Viqueira
      • J. Redondo
      • Antoñito Substitution In57′
      • J. Mendoza
      • V. Moreno
      • Chema
    • Starting line-up

      • Víctor Valdés
      • Dani Alves
      • R. Márquez
      • D. Chygrynskiy
      • Maxwell
      • Y. Touré
      • Xavi
      • S. Keita
      • Pedro Substitution Out (55′)
      • T. Henry Goal Substitution Out (83′)
      • Bojan Substitution Out (66′)

      Subs

      • E. Abidal
      • C. Puyol
      • J. Pinto
      • Z. Ibrahimovic Substitution In66′ Goal
      • A. Iniesta Substitution In83′
      • L. Messi Substitution In55′
      • Jonathan
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