Messi Show Time

MADRID - Barcelona pocketed big capital to move into the Champions League final this season after a 2-0 win over Real Madrid in the semi-final first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday (28/04/2011). Lionel Messi, who bought up two goals in Barca victory.

Real Madrid does not change the strategy of playing the same as the previous two games, with defense meeting. Only Sami Khedira and Ricardo Carvalho are absent and replaced by Lassana Diarra and Alvaro Arbeloa.

Barcelona controlled the game since the beginning of the first half. Switching the ball from foot to foot troops Josep Guardiola demonstrated this. In contrast, Madrid more playing cautiously in opening the attack.

David Villa got first chance in the 10th minute. Unfortunately Madrid goal kick was wide. Xavi Hernandez got the second chance through a hard kick in minute 24. Only, the ball hard kick Barca playmaker could still be detained goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Pepe's header welcoming a free kick in the 35th minute Xabi Alonso is still too weak. The ball could easily have arrested Victor Valdes.

Small riot occurred at minute 38, when Barca tried to counterattack. Alvaro Arbeloa block the rate of Pedro Rodriguez who want to run. Pedro was lying, but the referee did not see the incident clearly and trigger the Barca players pull through protest. Arbeloa was awarded a yellow card after the referee asked for opinions from the match officials.

The protests took place after Sergio Busquets Barca players sprawled in the middle of the field. Busquets fell after a scramble the ball with Marcelo. Marcelo's hand touched his face looks Busquets.

The best chance is owned by Madrid at the end of the first round. Cristiano Ronaldo kicks off hard from outside the penalty box unforeseen Barca rearguard. Valdes lucky to still be able to withstand kicks the CR-7. The ball rebounded try Mesut Ozil utilized, only Ozil had already been caught off-side.

Second round matches run more fierce. Jose Mourinho pulled out Mesut Ozil and include Emmanuel Adebayor to further increase the power smashed. Xabi Alonso's first experiment was carried out with the kick off of the middle of the field, but the ball is still far from the target.

Madrid for the umpteenth time to play with 10 men against Barcelona. This time Pepe sent off after crashing Daniel Alves in an attempt to catch the ball on 60 minutes. Not only Pepe sent off, Mourinho had to leave the bench for protesting the referee's decision hard.

Casillas to rescue important in minute 68, with kick brushed off Villa. Barca striker gets a shot of space, after receiving sodoran Xavi. Pedro headed rebound attempt, unfortunately still widening.

Barca finally broke the deadlock on 76 minutes. Lionel Messi is a thrilling Madrid goalkeeper, Ibrahim Affelay use of bait is combing the right sector and successfully passed Marcelo. Messi cleverly cut the ball ahead of Ramos in and put the ball in the gap foot Casillas.

Messi is really a nightmare defense Madrid at the end of the match. Get the ball from Sergio Busquets in the middle sector, El Messiah showed skill with the ball dribble through four Madrid players. Sontekan slowly but directed toward the far post to make Cassilas powerless.

Superior two-goal was enough to make Barca play comfortably and maintain excellence. Remaining time available is also not enough for Madrid, who were armed only with 10 players to catch up. The referee blew the long whistle was a sign of fight was over.
The composition of Players:

REAL MADRID: Casillas, Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Albiol, Marcelo, Alonso, Pepe, Diarra, Ozil, Ronaldo, Di Maria Subs: Adan, Kaka, Benzema, Granero, Garay, Higuain, Adebayor

BARCELONA: Valdes, Dani Alves, Pique, Busquets, Puyol, Xavi, Mascherano, Keita, Pedro, Messi, Villa Subs: Pinto, Jeffren, Milito, Afellay, Fontas, Roberto, Thiago

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