Saturday, December 11, 2010

Barca over Rubin Kazan 2 - 0

Barcelona's midweek victory over Russian side Rubin Kazan in Champion's League play, has made clear that the Catalan giants are yet again on track for another brace of trophies this season.  What was especially insipiring about Barca's win over Rubin Kazan, was that both goals came from second team rookies Andreu Fontas and Victor Vazquez, showing not just the quality of Barca's first team, but also the depth of the whole squad.  Given that Rubin Kazan has been a thorn in Barca's side the last few seasons of Champion's League play, this win is all the sweeter.  Barcelona now advances from the Group Stage of Champions League play to the knockout stage, having won all their matches and Group 'D' as well, with 14 points.  The knockout stage of play begins in early February 2012.

Tommorrow Barca returns to La Liga play against newly-promoted Real Sociedad, up this season from the Segunda Division.  The Basque side knows that the last time a team with the word 'Real' in its name visited Camp Nou, they left after a humiliating 5 - Nil dismissal.  Although not as talented as Real Madrid, look for Real Sociedad to be more prepared for the Catalan Tiki-Taka.  Even so, Barca will triumph, 3 - Nil.