Tuesday March 20, 2012 Day 29 Finished Camp Nou

FC Barcelona 5 - 3 Granada CF

  • Xavi 4’
  • Messi 17’, 67’, 86’
  • Tello 82’
  • Maínz 55’
  • Siqueira 62’ (pen.), 89’ (pen.)

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  1. Messi scores hat-trick to break Barca record

    Messi scores hat-trick to break Barca record

    Lionel Messi's hat-trick set a new Barcelona scoring record of 234 goals as the La Liga champions beat Granada 5-3 at the Camp Nou. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • FC Barcelona
    • Granada CF
    • 90'+3 It's all over! Thoroughly entertaining stuff at Camp Nou, as Lionel Messi creates Barcelona history to become the club's record goal scorer. It's finished Barcelona 5 Granada 3.
    • 90'+3 Another yellow card! This time it's got Abel Gomez.
    • 90'+2 Cuenca is through on goal but he's offside.
    • 90'+1 Geijo earns himself a yellow card.
    • 90' We all love talking about managers waving cards. Guardiola is a little riled after Alves' yellow card.
    • 89' GOAL! Siqueira scores from the spot again. A cheeky chip which sends Valdes the wrong way.
    • 88' RED CARD FOR ALVES! He's conceded another penalty and has earned himself his second yellow card for a handball.
    • 87' A pretty special night for Barcelona and Lionel Messi.
    • 86' GOAL! Hat trick for Messi! Again, Alves plays him in, Messi takes a touch past Cesar and scores high into the net from a tight angle.
    • 85' Barcelona are keeping possession now and really frustrating Granada.
    • 84' As poor as the goals were for Barcelona to concede this evening, it seemed to give them a kick up the proverbial.
    • 83' Well, you wouldn't have thought Granada can come back from this now. Barcelona have found their feet again.
    • 82' GOAL! Tello scores, and it's another lovely goal. Iniesta plays in Messi with a reverse pass, he tries a shot from tight angle which Cesar pushes out to Tello to drill in to the bottom corner.
    • 81' Barcelona's high line is making it difficult for Granada to fashion an attack. The home side have been susceptible to route one football, but they're not trying that.
    • 79' Messi is down on the edge of teh Granada box and he looks in a little bit of pain, but is back up and wandering around again.
    • 78' Ighalo has been replaced by Geijo, who is instantly in the action. He breaks through into the Barcelona box and his shot forces a corner which is claimed by Valdes.
    • 77' Tello also had a penalty shout during that, after a neat nutmeg on the Granada defender.
    • 76' Messi plays in Tello and he takes one touch to take the ball round Cesar. Instead of hitting it, he tries taking another touch but miscues and it's gone too wide.
    • 75' Wasted free kick by Barcelona, easily cleared by Granada.
    • 74' Tello is clipped by Uche near the by-line and it'll be a free kick for Barcelona in a dangerous position.
    • 73' Keita gives away a free kick midway inside his own half. It's towards Gomez, and it's clumsy by Valdes who misses the ball and clatters into the Granada forward. No penalty, but very indecisive by the Barca goalkeeper.
    • 72' A free header for Pique is headed well wide.
    • 72' Double change for Barcelona. Sanchez is coming off to be replaced by Tello, Iniesta will take the place of Thiago.
    • 71' Substitution for Granada, as Abel Gomez comes on for Hurtado.
    • 70' The crowd at Camp Nou have witnessed something quite special this evening.
    • 69' It's been a valiant fightback from Granada, but they're going to have to do it all again now.
    • 68' GOAL! It's Messi! He becomes the top scorer in Barcelona history, and it's quite a goal to take him to 233 goals. Alves plays a lovely chipped pass into Messi - he takes one touch and chips Cesar.
    • 67' Granada try to play in Ighalo. Pique cuts the ball out.
    • 66' Gomez deliberately blocks Messi and earns himself a yellow card.
    • 65' Uche cuts inside to the edge of the Barcelona box and hits it over the bar. The visitors are full of confidence now.
    • 64' Xavi drives a free kick into the Granada box, there's a shout for a penalty as Keita goes down, the ball falls for Thiago who hits his shot wide.
    • 64' Yellow card for Moises for holding back Messi.
    • 63' Barcelona have possibly been slightly too complacent since the beginning of this half. They have got what's coming to them.
    • 62' GOAL! Siqueira scores the penalty! Cooly taken. He hits it low and sends Valdes the wrong way.
    • 61' Penalty to Granada! My, my. A yellow card for Alves too. Benitez with a great run and it's a clumsy challenge by the right back.
    • 60' Xavi whips in a free kick and it's met by Pique, but his powerful header is straight at Cesar.
    • 59' Hand ball by Cortes, and he picks up a yelllow card.
    • 58' Benitez feels Alves has elbowed him in the face, and is a little hung up on it. Debatable, and was most likely accidental.
    • 57' Barcelona may have step things up a gear here. They've been a little sluggish in the early stages of this half.
    • 56' If Barca have a weakness, it's defending set pieces, and their positioning was quite poor for that free kick.
    • 55' GOAL! Granada get one back. It's a delightful free kick which is headed in by Mainz.
    • 54' Granada have won a free kick on the edge of the Barcelona box, to the left hand side as they attack. Foul was by Mascherano.
    • 53' Again! Messi has a chance, Cuenca plays a low pass into the box and he scuffs his chance to get the ball on target.
    • 52' Is this it for Messi!? No. The ball, for once, gets trapped in his feet when played through on goal.
    • 50' There's a pitch cover on the field! One of those things that people seem to find funnier than it was - ably dealt with though by Valdes. What a pro.
    • 49' Mascherano has already displayed some lovely long passes since coming on.
    • 48' Yellow card for Keita. Slightly soft one. Studs were up on Rico but made no contact.
    • 47' All the talk then is whether Messi can create more history this evening. Can the Argentine become Barcelona's record goal scorer tonight?
    • 46' Puyol is playing at left-back, Mascherano is playing centre back alongside Pique.
    • 46' We're underway again at Camp Nou.
    • 46' Substitution for Barcelona at the start of this half. Mascherano replaces Adriano. For Granada, Uche has come on for Jara.
    • - Messi's 232nd goal for Barcelona this evening has equalled the record of club legend Cesar Rodriguez. That record has stood since 1955. Quite incredible.
    • 45'+1 Half time. No stoppage time at Camp Nou, Barcelona are dominating this game and take a 2-0 lead into the break. Xavi and Messi have put Liga's second placed side firmly in control.
    • 45' Shot from Cuenca just inside the Granada box but it's blocked by the defence.
    • 44' How Messi sees some passes I really don't know. But he finds Sanchez who should do better with his cross which is headed away by Granada.
    • 43' Granada finally get some time on the ball but a loose pass puts the ball out of play for a Barca throw.
    • 42' Xavi attempts a ball over the top for Sanchez but Cesar is quick off his line to claim.
    • 41' Lovely cross from Benitez. All it needs is a touch from a Granada player but Adriano clears.
    • 40' Barcelona win a corner. Within seconds they've played it back all the way to Valdes. Happy to be patient.
    • 39' Cuenca attempts a low cross which goes out for a Barcelona corner.
    • 38' I'd love to bring you some Granada action too, folks, but it's not happening right now for the visitors I'm afraid.
    • 37' Messi plays in Thiago, and instead of taking a shot, he takes an extra touch and is forced to play it back to Xavi. Overplayed by Barcelona, and Granada hack the ball clear.
    • 36' Benitez is keen to show that he's got some flair too. Lovely backheel to Martins. But when it's on your half way line, it's only pretty to look at.
    • 35' Neat reverse pass by Messi into Sanchez, but the Chilean wasn't quite on the same wavelength and sets off on his run too late. Granada have possession.
    • 34' Not even throw-ins are going Granada's way. Cortes gets nothing on a ball that goes out of play but Adriano greatfully finds it's his to restart play.
    • 33' A win today would take Barcelona to within 5 points of leaders Real Madrid, who play Villareal tomorrow.
    • 32' Cuenca is played through on the left and is (wrongly) adjudged to be offside.
    • 31' Barcelona's possession after half an hour: 75%. Dominant.
    • 30' Cuenca floats a cross in towards the direction of Sanchez, but it's just too long for him.
    • 29' Barcelona are controlling things at Camp Nou. Granada are struggling to get enough time on the ball to fashion anything.
    • 28' Decent effort from Alves from quite a distance. The shot is hit with power but it goes wide.
    • 27' Thiago is played through the middle but loses his footing. Barcelona win a corner, which is cleared away.
    • 26' Sanchez is looking particularly lively.
    • 25' Messi has now scored 32 goals in the league this season.
    • 24' Snap shot from Sanchez from just inside the box. The Chilean takes the ball down on his chest and hits the shot over the bar.
    • 23' It's all Barcelona, Granada struggling to cope with Messi in particular.
    • 22' The teams for tonight's match: Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Puyol, Adriano, Thiago, Xavi, Keita, Sanchez, Messi, Cuenca. Subs: Pinto, Fabregas, Iniesta, Mascherano, Pedro, Muniesa, Tello. /// Granada: Cesar, Cortes, Mainz, Gomez, Siqueira, Hurtado, Rico, Jara, Martins, Benitez, Ighalo. Subs: Juan, Nyom, Lopez, Henrique, Uche, Geijo, Abel.
    • 21' Xavi and Lionel Messi have got the goals for Barca.
    • 20' Apologies, we've had some technical difficulties here, but we're with you now! Barcelona are leading Granada 2-0 after 20 minutes.
  • Summary

    • 89' GOAL! Siqueira scores from the spot again. A cheeky chip which sends Valdes the wrong way.
    • 88' RED CARD FOR ALVES! He's conceded another penalty and has earned himself his second yellow card for a handball.
    • 86' GOAL! Hat trick for Messi! Again, Alves plays him in, Messi takes a touch past Cesar and scores high into the net from a tight angle.
    • 82' GOAL! Tello scores, and it's another lovely goal. Iniesta plays in Messi with a reverse pass, he tries a shot from tight angle which Cesar pushes out to Tello to drill in to the bottom corner.
    • 76' Messi plays in Tello and he takes one touch to take the ball round Cesar. Instead of hitting it, he tries taking another touch but miscues and it's gone too wide.
    • 73' Keita gives away a free kick midway inside his own half. It's towards Gomez, and it's clumsy by Valdes who misses the ball and clatters into the Granada forward. No penalty, but very indecisive by the Barca goalkeeper.
    • 68' GOAL! It's Messi! He becomes the top scorer in Barcelona history, and it's quite a goal to take him to 233 goals. Alves plays a lovely chipped pass into Messi - he takes one touch and chips Cesar.
    • 64' Xavi drives a free kick into the Granada box, there's a shout for a penalty as Keita goes down, the ball falls for Thiago who hits his shot wide.
    • 62' GOAL! Siqueira scores the penalty! Cooly taken. He hits it low and sends Valdes the wrong way.
    • 61' Penalty to Granada! My, my. A yellow card for Alves too. Benitez with a great run and it's a clumsy challenge by the right back.
    • 60' Xavi whips in a free kick and it's met by Pique, but his powerful header is straight at Cesar.
    • 55' GOAL! Granada get one back. It's a delightful free kick which is headed in by Mainz.
    • 53' Again! Messi has a chance, Cuenca plays a low pass into the box and he scuffs his chance to get the ball on target.
    • 41' Lovely cross from Benitez. All it needs is a touch from a Granada player but Adriano clears.
    • 22' The teams for tonight's match: Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Puyol, Adriano, Thiago, Xavi, Keita, Sanchez, Messi, Cuenca. Subs: Pinto, Fabregas, Iniesta, Mascherano, Pedro, Muniesa, Tello. /// Granada: Cesar, Cortes, Mainz, Gomez, Siqueira, Hurtado, Rico, Jara, Martins, Benitez, Ighalo. Subs: Juan, Nyom, Lopez, Henrique, Uche, Geijo, Abel.
    • 20' Apologies, we've had some technical difficulties here, but we're with you now! Barcelona are leading Granada 2-0 after 20 minutes.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • FC Barcelona

    Manager: Josep Guardiola

  • Granada CF

    Manager: Abel Resino González

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