long Barcelona

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by oriol88, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. oriol88


    Barça!!! pam pam pam Barça!!!

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    Barcelona hosts Chelsea at Camp Nou today in the first leg of their semifinal clash in the European Champions League.

    Barca is the lone non-English side remaining in the tournament with Arsenal and Manchester United squaring off tomorrow at Old Trafford in their first leg.

    Many consider Barcelona the best team in the world. It is leading Spain’s La Liga, in the finals of that nation’s separate Cup competition and has dominated its run through the Champions League, crushing usually mighty Bayern Munich in the previous round.

    Chelsea sits third in the English Premier League, is in the FA Cup Final against Everton and reached the Champions League final last year. In other words, no slouches themselves. Once you reach the final four of this competition, there’s not much weakness.

    Barcelona boasts a powerful attacking side, led by its trio of goal scorers: Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto’o. In all competitions, they’ve notched 142 goals in 55 games. That penchant for scoring and a reputation for strong ball control masks what some consider weakness in the back. But given their strong record this season, there’s not much weakness anywhere.

    Chelsea has strong scorers, too, including Didier Drogba and the sometimes enigmatic Nicolas Anelka. And they have a defense anchored by John Terry, the English team captain. Chelsea will not have the speedy Ashley Cole on the defensive flank, since he is suspended one game for too many yellow cards in this competition.

    His absence will provide a key storyline for the game. His likely replacement, Jose Bosingwa, will have to handle the fleet and clever Mr. Messi, no easy task in the best of circumstances.

    Will Barcelona continue to slice through the Champions League competition, holding English domination at bay?
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  3. How did Messi do against Bolivia? Lol , just kidding , great player
    Scoreless so far
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    Messi is the best, and so is Barca. Great team. I hope the final will be Barca - Arsenal.
    Clesea sucked