FCB - Panionios UEFA [R]

Discussion in 'Barcelona' started by Kobranzilla, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. krazbo

    krazbo New Member

    Sep 23, 2003
    Ljubljana, SI
    Sorry, I just didnt have time to answer and still dont. But basicly we won, could be better, not enough to win at La Liga with such play. There is still a lot to be done before Real come.
    Here is a report (at least one of them)

    Goals from Javier Saviola in the 37th minute and Luis García in the 43rd were enough to swing the game Barca's way in a match they controlled from start to finish. Frank Rijkaard made a lot of changes in his starting line-up with a novel defensive line-up of Óscar López, Mario, Márquez and Reiziger. The only black mark was the sending off of Luis Enrique off for violent conduct in the 25th minute. The second half was a dull affair that Frank Rijkaard used to give a run out to Overmars, Kluivert and Gerard, who reappeared after nearly a month out injured.
    Barca started the match with Mario in central defence, Óscar López at left back and the return of Luis Enrique in the hole behind the strikers.
    The first chance of the night fell to Ricardo Quaresma, another of the fresh faces in the starting line-up, in the fourth minute, but his shot was deflected for a corner. Minutes later, Luis García had his shot blocked by a Greek defender after some fine play by team captain Luis Enrique.
    In the 25th minute, Luis Enrique was sent off for violent conduct against his marker Raguel, who seconds earlier, had brought him down with a harsh tackle that had earned him a yellow card. Dutch defender Reiziger took over the captain's armband.
    But the adverse circumstances only seemed to inspire the Barca players and in the 33rd minute Saviola pounced on Mario's blocked effort to chip the goalkeeper. Another goal almost came two minutes later when Motta's blockbuster was parried to Saviola who failed to add the second. Finally, a great pass from Xavi gave Luis García the second goal on the stroke of halftime.
    Fourteen minutes into a lacklustre second half, Rijkaard decided to ring the changes. Overmars came on for Quaresma, with Luis García switching to the right wing position. Kluivert replaced Saviola in the 65th Minute. Finally, Gerard ended a month long injury layoff, replacing Motta in the 7 minute.
  2. barça

    barça New Member

    May 31, 2003
    In a plane
    RQ is an enigma, the guy has speed, dribble and all that, but when it gets to crossing and finishing, he is just plain terrible. He will get better though.

    Saviola, although he socred, did not play well.

    Xavi was MOM and the rest of the game was a predictable snooze.

    Next round :)
  3. DutchFootballRulez

    Jul 15, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well to be honest, RQ always gets him self double marked towards the touchline and the 18 yd box. People wonder if he's better than Cristiano Ronaldo. CR's only advantage is that he is Either-footed. I think He feels out of place because he's playing a Right Winger when he's really an Forward Right-Wide.

    Personally, I think Rijkaard needs to find a way to motivate Quaresma because he's not in his Best Form and he's not done growing as a player either. When he and Ronnie are on the pitch together..Left-Backs tremble in fear.

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