Barcelona Too Mighty at Bernabeu

Sweet vengeance finally reached Barcelona. The defeat in the final of the Copa Del Rey can be accomplished by silencing Real Madrid in the semifinal first leg of the Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu, (27 / 4).

In this fight, Lionel Messi was the star field, scoring two goals in the victory. Barcelona itself capable of stealing two goals without reply as valuable capital welcomed the 2nd leg at the Nou Camp next week.

Despite playing in front of tens of thousands Madridista, Barcelona still attacking strategy. They created the first chance when the game was five minutes walk through Xavi Hernandez kick speculation. But still can be caught by goalkeeper Iker Casillas.Berselang one minute, turn Madrid get a chance through Cristiano Ronaldo's left-foot shot from outside the penalty box. However, the experiment was still too weak, and easily secured by goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

After two chances, both sides continued to attack each other buying and selling. Barcelona dominated the game itself still further through-ball possessions according to his trademark slick.

Xavi again get the chance experiment kicks off in the 26th minute. Again Xavi was the right speculation leading into the arms of Casillas. Opportunities Barca again failed.

After Xavi these opportunities, no more golden opportunities created until halftime. Score glasses even last until halftime. End of first half also had decorated the red card given to the referee Wolfgang Stark Barcelona's reserve goalkeeper, Jose Pinto due to dissension among the players involved.

Entering the second half, Madrid try to change tactics. Emmanuel Adebayor added to fill the place of Mesut Oezil. It seems that Jose Mourinho intends to increase the intensity of attacks began in the second half of this.

This is evident. Madrid became more lively game in the second half of this. Both sides began to implement the game are equally open and trading continued to attack each other.

Like the El Clasico match other, one leg of the party is also loaded with emotion between the two camps. Pepe rewarded peak at red card by referee due to breach hard on Daniel Alves.

Not only that, Mourinho is not received immediately protested and was forced to leave the bench due to take the red card by referee rewarded. Madrid must play with 10 people and without accompanied the coach.

Superior number of players try to use Barcelona in the controlled game. The dominance of El Barca at the Bernabeu also becoming thicker. Some opportunities can they create, including through David Villa who unfortunately could still be saved Casillas.

However, Barcelona's efforts finally paid off in the 76th minute. Is a substitute player, Ibrahim Afellay who is able to contribute when his cross was met Lionel Messi's feed via sontekan left foot to bring the Blaugrana ahead.

Action Messi did not stop there. Madrid suffered fatigue due to play with 10 people actually utilized for the visitors. In the 87th minute, Messi Barca finally complete the party through individual action.

Through captivating dribbling past three players EL Real, Messi prick into the penalty box before kicking off his right foot that could not be anticipated by Casillas. Score changed to 2-0 for the visitors.

Messi's second goal really dropped the mentality Madrid. As a result, until the fight ended, El Real was unable to give significant resistance. Barcelona were lucky to not be able to add more goals. Final score 2-0 to Barcelona.

This result is a heavy burden Mourinho to implement the strategy on 2nd leg at Camp Nou. Capital deficit of two goals, Madrid claimed victory with a score of at least 3-1 to get through to the final. (Irawan)

Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Ramos, Albiol, Marcelo, Pepe, Alonso, Lass; Ozil (Adebayor 46), Ronaldo, Di Maria.
Barcelona: Valdes, Puyol, Pique, Mascherano, Alves, Busquets, Xavi, Keita; Pedro (Afellay 71), Villa, Messi.

Statistics of the match:
Total kicks: 9-11
Kick toward the goal: 3-5
Corner: 1-1
Offside: 3-1
Ball Possessions: 28% -72%
Violation: 18-22
Booked: Arbeloa 40, Ramos 50, Adebayor 83 - Alves 44, 57 Mascherano
Red card: Pepe 61, Mourinho 62 - Pinto 45


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